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Old 02-02-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Correct recoil spring?

Hello,

I recently picked up a P229 elite scorpion from some one lightly used. It is chambered in .40 S&W/.357 Sig. Upon field stripping I noticed it had a green braided recoil spring. I did some research on the site and it looks like it should have a blue recoil spring. I contacted the PO and he said it was 100% factory, he hadn’t changed/replaced anything on it. During my research I have come across a lot of threads that people say their NIB Sigs came with different recoil spring colors than it should have. Should I order the correct blue spring?

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Old 02-02-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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Blue is correct for the P229 in .40/.357.
Green is for the P220/227 (.45) and P226 in .40/.357.
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Purchase 1 of the Made in Germany "Dark Blue" color coded twisted wire recoil springs for your P229 357/40.

The "Light Blue" Made in USA twisted wire recoil springs are...JUNK.
They were wound on a P226 arbor, which is .030" smaller than the P229 recoil spring inside diameter.
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I would, since they basically are two different lengths...

I can't see Sig possibly cutting/shortening a P226 recoil Spring to use in a P229... the "Green" spring is rated at 20# tension, while the P229 "Blue" spring is only rated at 17# tension.

If someone has substituted a P229 spring, and hasn't shortened it, you could have coil bind, at full rearward slide travel, which could cause damage.

A photo could help, a Green Spring (P226) should have 14-15 Coils, a Blue Spring (P229) should have 10-11 Coils.
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Looks like the previous owner didn't know what he was doing.
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Looks like the previous owner didn't know what he was doing.
Or, it might have come from from SIG that way, and that should not surprise any of us one bit.
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Either way, call Sig service.
Lots of the time, if incorrect, Sig will just send the right one no charge.
Humans work there, and they may have put in the wrong spring.
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I donít know if Sig test fires anymore. I would think that an experienced tech could feel the difference in that caliber.
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Purchase 1 of the Made in Germany "Dark Blue" color coded twisted wire recoil springs for your P229 357/40.

The "Light Blue" Made in USA twisted wire recoil springs are...JUNK.
They were wound on a P226 arbor, which is .030" smaller than the P229 recoil spring inside diameter.
Is this a genuine made in Germany?
https://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-sau...-357-blue.html
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You would have to call and ask them to check. Chances are it was made here, as far as that goes, you could pick up a 17# Wolff spring... #461-17lbs https://www.topgunsupply.com/wolff-r...5-228-229.html as that was the tension rating of the blue coded spring.
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