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Old 10-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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Removing P229 "Long" Extractor

I have a new 229 in 9mm (mfr date MAR 12) with the long extractor and I'm looking for some instruction on the procedures to remove/install it. Can anyone talk me thru it or direct me to a video? It has a roll pin (coil style) which I suspect is a "one time use" but I'm not certain.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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I just did the same operation you're contemplating. I do have to wonder why you want to disassemble the extractor on a new gun. Unless there's a problem it shouldn't be required until you've fired many thousands of rounds. I only did mine because the parts came in the kit from Top Gun Supply (the parts turned out to be intended for an older model). However, when I disassembled mine at 5000 rds I didn't find it particularly dirty.

If you decide you do want to go ahead with the disassembly try this link: E2 Upper Armorer Maintainance | Rich Verdi's (SIGinst) Blog

I purchased my gun new in late 2011 and I suspect yours will be the same as mine. It uses two spiral pins in the slide assembly - an extractor pivot pin and a firing pin positioning pin. This is different from the gun pictured in the link. The fppp in the picture is of a completely different type, while the extractor pivot pin is longer than the one in my gun. Disassembly of the slide is a pretty simple operation, but the spiral pins are not yet available from TGS, so you'll have to get them from SIG if they'll sell them to you, or reuse the originals.

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Thanks very much Stan. The link is very helpful and I've filed it for future reference. I've had the 229 for seven months now but I consider that "new" for a SIG. The round count is just over 3k and climbing. I'll want to perform this operation at around 6k and was interested in lining up the procedures, parts and tools before then. There have been no issues with the extractor to date. I have been cleaning the build up off the extractor hook after each range session and putting a couple drops of CPL on the extractor and letting is seep into the slide recess. It bugged me a bit that I didn't know what the mechanicals looked like inside there though. The P-Series Armorers DVD that I purchased from TGS was great for the frame but featured an older model slide with the short extractor.
I appreciate the heads up on the parts differences. How is the fppp in the picture different than yours? Are you able to see the difference when it's installed in the slide?

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How is the fppp in the picture different than yours? Are you able to see the difference when it's installed in the slide?
The fppp is visible on the left side of the slide, directly above the decocking lever. You should be able to see whether it's a solid or spiral pin pretty easily, but you won't be able to see any more than the end of the pin before disassembly.

On the older guns this will be a solid pin with a milled end. It's an interference fit into the slide. Both the fppp and the extractor pivot pins are just about an inch long.

On my gun the fppp is a spiral pin, and about 1/4" shorter than the old style. The extractor pivot is also a spiral pin and is about 1/4"-3/8" shorter than the old style.

For removal, both pins require either a half-round pin punch or a very small full-round one, as the frame blocks access to half of each pin (you'll see what I mean when you pull the slide off the frame and look at the extractor pivot pin).

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