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Old 09-10-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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All Stainless 226

I have been looking for weeks to find a 226 with a stainless frame. I know times are crazy now with inventories but if anyone can point me in the right direction to find a 226 SSE or LDC or honestly any 226 with a steel frame it would be greatly appreciated. I have no problem buying used.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:50 PM   #2
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Thought I saw a couple in the classifieds.
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the SSE and Elite models are not stainless frames. Rather the alloy frame colored to look like stainless steel. The ST models I know are stainless frames. There may be others. Check carefully, many times the guy selling doesn't know the frame isn't stainless.
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the SSE and Elite models are not stainless frames. Rather the alloy frame colored to look like stainless steel. The ST models I know are stainless frames. There may be others. Check carefully, many times the guy selling doesn't know the frame isn't stainless.
The SSE designation means the frame is stainless steel.

The ASE designation means the frame is aluminum.
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The SSE designation means the frame is stainless steel.

The ASE designation means the frame is aluminum.
You're correct. I forgot about the ASE.
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There is a P226 SSE 9mm on GunBroker, current bid $860. Just query on P226 Elite and you'll find it.
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I'm so happy I grabbed up my P226 SSE just as the last ones were available. I screwed up and missed the last new P229 SSE that I had bid on GB for. You can find almost new ones on GB, just keep looking and prepare to pay a nice chunk of money for one when you find it.
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At one time my grail stainless P226 was the SL with no rail, a pistol made for the European market and never imported into the U.S., as far as I know, except by Afton Arms. However, I have seen photos of a P226 that looks very similar to the SL that was officially imported, but I don't know what model that was.

I don't have a photo of the P226 SL but it looked just like my Sport Stock except it had the standard Von Stavenhagen sights and regular SIG controls and grips.

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At one time my grail stainless P226 was the SL with no rail, a pistol made for the European market and never imported into the U.S., as far as I know, except by Afton Arms. However, I have seen photos of a P226 that looks very similar to the SL that was officially imported, but I don't know what model that was.

I don't have a photo of the P226 SL but it looked just like my Sport Stock except it had the standard Von Stavenhagen sights and regular SIG controls and grips.

daytwadog imported the 226sl you speak of, maybe he'll post a pic or 2!
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Here is the Afton Arms (Jaymie Smolens) special ordered P226 SL in natural stainless.




And the one in Ilaflon.



Note that, although Afton ordered them, the actual importer was SIG NH. Hence, their import mark. There is no Afton Arms mark on the guns. Jaymie told me at the time that, for whatever reasons, SIG made them guns go through NH.
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I have a 229 SSE
Love the look and feel... I guess just a ata boy is what I need
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I have one for sale in the Classifieds here. But I guess no one wants it for what it's worth counting all of the accessories that come with it. Oh well.
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