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Old 04-09-2017, 06:59 AM   #16
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Nice job. That could be a TV show...Gun Makeover!
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:00 AM   #17
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And with all that abuse, look at how new the frame's slide rails are! Well made gun.

Congrats, BC!
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:22 AM   #18
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Very nicely done. Aside from the springs, pretty much all internal parts can be cleaned up and often work even smoother than new simply due to the polish of long term use.

I just rebuilt a P228 with all "experienced" parts and it feels smoother than my fresh M11-A1.
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Agreed...my older P229 frame with the original long strut/spring is super-smooth. The nicest trigger of all my Sigs.
I have to admit - the trigger on this one is smoother than my 229 .40 that I bought brand new!
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And with all that abuse, look at how new the frame's slide rails are! Well made gun.

Congrats, BC!
Yes, the one positive to all the lube the previous owner slathered all over the internals
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From the looks of that, the previous owner was caught in one helluva sand storm, attacked by a band of roaming Bedouins, and but for his speedy camel and trusty SIG, could easily have taken an RPG in the hind quarters.

Good job, BTW.
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Went and shot her today... sights are off to the left and extraction is weak...

Looks like I'll need at least a new extractor spring if not the whole assembly and a sight pusher for the rear sight.

Otherwise functioned well!

-BC
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:25 AM   #22
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same here

I got a West German P220 for a song because the guy brought it in filthy, and the LGS didn't want to touch it, got it for $400, 6 hours in the sonic cleaner after a complete tear down, and some scrubbing, and she looks like brand new.
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Yes, the one positive to all the lube the previous owner slathered all over the internals
It looked like a liberal application of wheel bearing grease!
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That looks to me to be the result of some idiot putting their gun through one of those ridiculous "torture tests" to prove how reliable it is. Nice job restoring it, though!
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I guess I should have taken pics of my recently purchased P226 DAO, a NYPD trade in that was as nasty looking as the OP's gun was. Not too much sand, but a whole wad of dirty formerly white grease in it, along with about 1000 rounds worth of unburned powder and gunk. I've had other guns just as nasty inside, but something about it being carried by a cop who might have needed it to function 100% to save his life bothered me.

It's looking good now, the nickel controls and trigger make it stand out from my P220 DAK.
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What a tool

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Why, oh why would you abuse a SIG like this?
....or treat any gun this way?
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It looked like a liberal application of wheel bearing grease!
yeah... it was pretty nasty - and very much like old bearing grease!
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That looks to me to be the result of some idiot putting their gun through one of those ridiculous "torture tests" to prove how reliable it is. Nice job restoring it, though!
Those torture tests kill me... simply showmanship for the sake of showmanship... no real value at all in my mind!
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....or treat any gun this way?
Agreed!
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I guess I should have taken pics of my recently purchased P226 DAO, a NYPD trade in that was as nasty looking as the OP's gun was. Not too much sand, but a whole wad of dirty formerly white grease in it, along with about 1000 rounds worth of unburned powder and gunk. I've had other guns just as nasty inside, but something about it being carried by a cop who might have needed it to function 100% to save his life bothered me.

It's looking good now, the nickel controls and trigger make it stand out from my P220 DAK.
There are many guns in my collection that are someone else's rejects that cleaned up nicely and became fine shooters!
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