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Old 08-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Did sig change the p226 ejector when they went with stainless slide?

Ok. Screwed up. Bought a $500 9mm p226 off gunbroker. 3 pics in listing. Pics not great, but gun looked good, so Inwent for it. Seller did NOT specify that the slide was carbon steel and the barrel had the finish polished off, and pics did not show this. Seller also did not specify that the frame serial did not match the slide/barrel. Pics show the frame serial, but poorly and its not entirely legible. And frankly, the overall appearance of the gun looked good, so I did not notice it until too late. Overall not happy with the gun.

I notice that the ejector looks alnost damaged. Like warped and bent. Not perfectly straight. I ontend to replace it, and was curious if the part is different between older carbon slide models and newer stainless?

Link to auction and pics to follow later. Just not happy, but worried I might be stuck with it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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Older folded steel SIGs do indeed have a different extractor. They are supposed to look bent--they are tensioned. Unlike extractors on stainless slides that have a separate spring, these extractors act as the spring. Unless you're having extraction issues, there's no need to replace it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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German made Sig Sauer P226 9mm with 2 mags 15+1 : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com



I did buy it, however, I think that it was not an entirely legit listing. The pics suck in retrospect, and a lot was left out. In talks with the seller, to see what he is willing to do. If he will do nothing for me, then I might blow this open and leave him some pretty serious feedback on gunbroker and forums. Will take pics of the Ejector later and post them.

Get the feeling I am stuck with it.


Its not even entirely a bad pistol. I have never owned a mixed gun before. Always had matching serial numbered sigs. Just cannot get comfortable wqith it. Wondering also what happened to the previous guns.
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Based on the serial numbers, it's a 1991 slide on a 1999 frame. That frame originally had a stainless slide.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:24 AM   #5
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The seller doesn't say in the ad that the gun was mismatched, but it was obvious in the pics by looking at the serial numbers. I hope it works out for you. In the future beware of sellers with no feedback.
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To me the frame serial is not clearly legible. I am wondering what I can get out of this? With more inspection, the ejector looks to be ok. Might have been adjusted at some point in its life. Am going to shoot it sat morning and see how it runs. Just not happy at all. What do you guys think it is worth? I do not feel the add was very good. At a minimum, poorly put together with a lot left out. Whether intentionally or not I do not know. The pics suck, and he did not specify the barrels loss of all finish (polished), the non matching serials. I am strongly considering selling it, but what could I get for it? If it shoots well, what is it worth?

Will be talking to the seller later tonight. Holding back still, waiting to see what he is willing to do. Is it worth $500? I put its value at closer to 350 or MAYBE 400.
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May I make a suggestion for future posts on GB? Normally if I can't get a good view I down load the pics and blow it up for bigger details on my own computer. Just right click the image and click save the image. Especially when I buy something used on GB or on Armslist. Just a thing I came up with a while ago. I know it doesn't help much now but... Sorry you had that issue... Trust me when I say I know how it feels.
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To me the frame serial is not clearly legible. I am wondering what I can get out of this? With more inspection, the ejector looks to be ok. Might have been adjusted at some point in its life. Am going to shoot it sat morning and see how it runs. Just not happy at all. What do you guys think it is worth? I do not feel the add was very good. At a minimum, poorly put together with a lot left out. Whether intentionally or not I do not know. The pics suck, and he did not specify the barrels loss of all finish (polished), the non matching serials. I am strongly considering selling it, but what could I get for it? If it shoots well, what is it worth?

Will be talking to the seller later tonight. Holding back still, waiting to see what he is willing to do. Is it worth $500? I put its value at closer to 350 or MAYBE 400.
not to be rude but already stated, it's a newer frame with an older slide.......... a 226/40-357sig exchange kit gives you 3 calibers if you add the extra barrel.

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i ask for better pics specifying what i want to see.

you could've posted pics before you committed but thought it was a great deal & didn't want someone would outbid you.....lesson to be learned.

ask questions before you bid, here or with the seller.

imho, you have no recourse with the seller.
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I think you got your P226 for a decent price. I'm sure it shoots great. If it was mine, I'd keep it and shoot the heck out if it. The mismatched serial number would bug me, however. I'd send the slide to have the serial number milled off--this is exactly what SIG does on CPO guns when they mismatch the gun.
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Just leave it the way it is. Use it for range fun or training and you don't have to worry about running it hard or keeping it all spiffy. You could stash it out in the garage and make it your garage gun. I'd shoot it and make sure it's reliable and accurate then do whatever with it. I'm serious you have to be positive at this point because there's nothing else to do. Look at the bright side you now have a gun you don't have to worry about scratching! All of my utility guns are Glocks. You have a Sig Glock.
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Hmmm. Good points. A lot will depend on saturday. I also noticed it has a single wire strand recoil spring that just feels weak to me. But again, thats easy to change. I have never seen one like this on a p226.

I will say that the frame rails looks good, and it doesn't rattle at all. Gun seems tight. I don't know.
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Shot it today. 150 rds of perfecta 115grn. Once it failed to chamber a new rd halfway through a mag, which I chock up to either a weak mag or a light rd that had enough ump to eject a spent but not cycle enough to chamber the next. The mag was used twice more with no issues, so I think it was the ammo. Other than that, the gun fed, fired, and ejected fine. I believe I am going to keep this. I wish the numbers matched, but will learn to deal with it.

I still intend to pick up another NUMBERS MATCHING german p226 carbon slide. And hopefully a non railed stainless p226 9mm. We will see. If I can sell my MK25 and TLR1 I will anyway.
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Oh, also ordered a new recoil spring, as I still feel the one it has is not sig factory and as a single strand wire spring is not as strong as a sig factory.

What color is normal on the factory sig 9mm p226 spring? Red?
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Oh, also ordered a new recoil spring, as I still feel the one it has is not sig factory and as a single strand wire spring is not as strong as a sig factory.

What color is normal on the factory sig 9mm p226 spring? Red?
Orange.
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When someone is selling a handgun on GunBroker, i feel it's a gamble as to what it turns out to be.
Myself i want to hold and look at what i am buying.
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