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Old 02-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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*UPDATE* Is a used Sig 228 worth $327?

I picked up a used 228 for $327. Once I got it home and cleaned it up- it seems nice. I have never had a Sig, so I don't know much about them. I joined the forum to see what I could find out. Looks like a "K6" under the slide, may be a KG?
This gun is tight in all respects. The barrel will wobble a little with the slide locked open- but I think thats normal. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, I will as soon as I can.
This thing was really dirty, lots of dust inside, and debris from shooting I presume. Now that its been clean- it actually looks barely used.
Anything special I need to before I shoot it?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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That would be a KG indicating a 1996 German production production.

http://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols...erman-sig.html

The barrel should be loose when the slide is locked back as it it a floating barrel. As long as it is tight in respect to the slide when the slide is forward then your good to go. Clean it, lube it, and shoot it. Be safe.

Congratulations, I think you got a good price.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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used sig 228

If you don't like it I give you your money back.
As ole reliable says,enjoy, you got a good deal,any Sig under 5 is a deal!
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Thanks for the offer Sgt Ed- but for now I think I'll hold onto it. The price was $500, but I really wasn't that interested to begin with-as I was looking for a specific gun to buy that day. Before I left the store I asked to look at it. It was dirty, inside and out, and only had a 10 round mag with it. After we hem-hawed a wild he finally said $300 cash. I said I would think about it over lunch. I decided to take a chance- so I went back and bought it. It wound up $327 out the door.
Once cleaned up it looks very good. The only thing I can see other than minor wear on outside of slide and near the muzzle end of the barrel some blue is rubbed off. The single action trigger is very light, the double is heavy. This makes me wonder if someone had a trigger job done and possibly got it too light?
Anyway, I'll get a chance to shoot it Sunday. I hope I find all okay- but $300 seems like a deal to me
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Good deal!!!!! If you have any problems you may want to check out the Sig maintenance service which will check out your 228 & replace all springs. I used this service on a well used German made Sig I have & was very pleased.
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Sounds like a good deal to me... Congrats on your new acquisition!
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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Wear on the barrel is normal wear from shooting (action cycling), The wear is often refered to as smiles. As long as your not cutting into the metal of the barrel, your OK. The amount or wear varies fron pistol to pistol. I have some that have been shot more with leass wear than some that have been shot half as much.
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Great find, and like was said by someone else, any Sig under $500 is a good deal. You would not be hurt by sending it in to be reworked by Sig. They do a fine job and you will have a good shooting gun too. Good Luck..
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In that condition, It looks like you got an amazing deal. Congrats.
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Yes, that's about right.

The online wholesalers have been selling them for between $275 and $375, so you got an average deal on a great pistol. Congrats!!
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I got a chance to shoot this $300 Sig P 228 today. I fired 64 rounds of 124 gr Georgia Arms jhp's. No issues. I believe this gun is good.
-I did notice that while loading and unloading the magazine that sometimes the bullet will nose dive. I could not get 10 rounds in the mag. I took it apart and cleaned it- lots of debris- looked like sand? Once clean- I was able to get the 10th round in.
- A grip screw on the right side bottom has some ragged threads- may have been stripped at some time. The grips will squeak if you squeeze them- perhaps the screw is not tight enough- but I am afraid to overtighten it.
- The sa trigger is extremely light. On the da pull is has got to be 12-14 pounds, but on sa- I doubt 2 pounds. I wonder if I should be concerned about that?

I ordered new mags and rubber grips from Greg Cote. That should take care of those little problems.
All in all........this gun shoots great! All total- gun, 3 new mags, and new Hogue rubber grips-$420. That ain't bad.
All cleaned up- this gun looks new.
I think it was a good deal.

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As long as you are not getting double taps on SA mode, I believe you are ok with the light trigger pull. Of course it can be remedied with new springs installed. Sounds like you have a shooter and hope you enjoy it.
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This is my last post on this thread-

Is a used Sig 228 worth $327?

My conclusion is YES, and then some.

I now have 150 rounds of a mixed bag of ammo (115, 124, 147) through this gun with no issues what so ever.

I can actually hit the target with it. In this pic there are actually 10 holes in the paper-8 in the bulls eye! This is 7 yards shooting. This is the best I have done since I was young.
I believe this is the best shooting gun I have ever had-

$327 for the gun, and $92.75 for 3 new 15 round mags and Hogue Rubber grips= about $420.....
I am happy with this.
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Good deal!!!!! If you have any problems you may want to check out the Sig maintenance service which will check out your 228 & replace all springs. I used this service on a well used German made Sig I have & was very pleased.
As a new Sig owner, where do I find info on the "Sig maintenance service"?
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You can find the info on the Sig service package on Sigs website and look under custom shop or customer service in the menu.
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