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Old 10-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #16
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My 229 has blue on the spring. From factory the blue end was facing the muzzle.
Must have been a new-hire assembled that one.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:44 PM   #17
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By your chart wouldn't the 226-40 be green and the 9mm orange?
yes

not to offend but when i posted the chart, i hoped that folks would read it, see what they have in comparison to the chart, make adjustments to correct if installed wrong & not throw a curve-ball asking if a wrong combination is correct.
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should be green or orange:

Color code Sig Multi-strand springs:
White P229 (9mm)
Green P220 (45), P226 (357/40), P250 full size (357/40, 45)
Red P220 Compact, Carry
Orange P226 (9mm), P250 full size (9mm)
Blue P229 (357/40), P250C (357/40)
Here is the data another way (Model focused):

P250 full size: Green (357/40, 45); Orange (9mm)
P250C: Blue (357/40)
P220: Green (45)
P220 Compact, Carry: Red
P226: Green (357/40); Orange (9mm)
P229: Blue (357/40); White (9mm)
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Thanks to Bearone for posting this info (more than once, I certainly know) and Fjgiie with the perfect illustration of how to properly install your recoil spring. I had to learn the hard way.
Just for the sake of posterity, the 239 and 245 share the same, flat wound recoil spring. I can't say what color (if any) is on them, as I've never seen one factory, but wanted to throw that in there.
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Just got my 226 Tacops today. The end of the spring is painted red and the red end was pointed away from the muzzle. I assume that is the correct way unless someone messed with it between the factory and when I bought it. The red end is also the tighter end of the spring on the rod. Hope this helps.
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away from the muzzle is correct, it's just the wrong color spring.
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Many have said the colored end goes on the guide rod first and it usually does but don't assume the spring is painted correctly. Mistakes happen in manufacturing and springs could get painted wrong. Fjgiie has shown the proper way to test and indicated that the tight end goes on first. IF the spring is reversed and the loose end is installed first, when the slide cycles the tight end can bind on the guide rod and reduce slide velocity (rearward and forward) as well as shorten the slide's length of travel, each of which can result in a malfunction. Recoil spring orientation is one of the first things I look for when a gun has feeding or ejection issues. Also, very, very light lubrication of the spring/guide rod is recommended.
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tight end goes on the guide rod first...if that's the colored end there you go...I like bearone2's comments and advice too...

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what the...

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Bearone2 -
I haven't shot it yet so I don't know if it cycles properly with the red spring. Is it possible that they changed the color code, or do I have the wrong spring?

Edit: After looking at it in a brighter light, the spring is orange - - - - just like you said it should be. Thanks!

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Just for the sake of posterity, the 239 and 245 share the same, flat wound recoil spring. I can't say what color (if any) is on them, as I've never seen one factory, but wanted to throw that in there.
Just FYI, the factory flat coil recoil spring on my P245 is solid blue.
Like here:
http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-saue...-357-blue.html

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this purple spring, for the 229-40/357, might be a better choice than the blue one posted earlier.
http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-saue...57-purple.html
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Just for the sake of posterity, the 239 and 245 share the same, flat wound recoil spring. I can't say what color (if any) is on them, as I've never seen one factory, but wanted to throw that in there.

Just FYI, the factory flat coil recoil spring on my P245 is solid blue.
Like here:
http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-saue...-357-blue.html

I had a Sig service last May on my 239. It has a flat spring equal on each end. I can't see any color at all. Just bare metal.
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Here is the data another way (Model focused):

P250 full size: Green (357/40, 45); Orange (9mm)
P250C: Blue (357/40)
P220: Green (45)
P220 Compact, Carry: Red
P226: Green (357/40); Orange (9mm)
P227 Full: Green (45)
P229: Blue (357/40); White (9mm)
Added the P227

Edit: didn't realize this was 1.5 years old

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My p226 40 spring is orange. Is that correct?

I got a brand new P226 Elite, 40 cal.
My recoil spring is painted green. Just sayin'
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I got a brand new P226 Elite, 40 cal.
My recoil spring is painted green. Just sayin'
Yours is correct.
On a P226, green for .40S&W/.357Sig and orange for 9mm.
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