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Old 01-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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Is it safe to say having the old school slide, even on a new frame is not a bad thing?


Outside of blue box matches frame number. One tag reads"UDE26-9-B" in large font with "P226-9 B, 2MAGS-LE15RD" underneath. I assume the LE means Law Enforcement?
what's the date on the label? post a pic, cross-out last 3 of s/n, as i do when posting a sig or box/case.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #17
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Here are the labels on the end of the case.

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interesting label, thanks
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #19
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This is almost certainly a law enforcement pistol that had parts swapped out by the department's armorer.

This would hurt the pistol's value for guy's like me and Ronin2, who prize all-German guns with matching serials. But functionally it is unlikely to have any effect on the pistol's performance. If it's a good shooter then keep it and enjoy it.
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BTW... I didint think I would like it but those wooden grips look kinda nice... I may have to pick up a set.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #21
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Mine is UU5999XX
I have a factory 2 tone P226 with serial number UU597 XXX that was built in June of 1999...doesn't have German or USA markings other than the Exeter, NH by the roll mark...

Goes to show that the experts don't have the answer for everything...I suspect mine is a USA built P226 with the stainless natural slide and controls, USA made frame in black anodized aluminum without a rail...mine works just fine...

Label on the black SiGARMS case is 226-9-T...not a rebuild, bought new in this configuration...

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I have a factory 2 tone P226 with serial number UU597 XXX that was built in June of 1999...doesn't have German or USA markings other than the Exeter, NH by the roll mark...

Goes to show that the experts don't have the answer for everything...I suspect mine is a USA built P226 with the stainless natural slide and controls, USA made frame in black anodized aluminum without a rail...mine works just fine...

Label on the black SiGARMS case is 226-9-T...not a rebuild, bought new in this configuration...

Bill
I have never claimed to be an expert but was simply curious about the provanance of the gun given its described incongruity... namely, the non matching serial numbered barrel in a German slide on an American frame. Most SIG's that have German/American components are an American slide on a German frame.

I am learning as I go too and am interested in hearing that SIG says.
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Mine is UU5999XX
Confirmed date with Sig customer service is March 2007
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Confirmed date with Sig customer service is March 2007
Did they confirm gun built with german slide? Their comment on the barrel discrepancy?

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no confirmation required.

you can tell by looking at the slide that it was a old style folded.
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I wasn't giving you a shot Ronin...just mentioning that the experts sometimes don't have the answers...

dardoonk just got an answer from SiG...the answer he received I believe is when his pistol was assembled last by SiG as that slide and that frame didn't start life together...

dardoonk...you have an old W German stamped, folded and pinned breach block slide atop a newer alloy'd frame from a much newer time...whether or not it is German or USA made remains to be seen (I would suspect USA made) but in any event...you have a P226 and they are very nice pistols...enjoy it...

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it's not a hybrid slide, it's the sought after, folded/old school slide.

& say what to sig cs, "i bought a red headed stepchild".
unless it came in a red cpo box, the only info they'll have is mfg date of the frame.
What are the visual cues that this is "folded/old school slide"? I thought I had that figured out but missed it on this one.
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What are the visual cues that this is "folded/old school slide"? I thought I had that figured out but missed it on this one.
The double, slotted roll pins (instead of solid) seen behind the ejection port that holds the separate breech block that you would be able to if there was a photo of the top of the slide. The stainless slides have the breech block milled in with the slide and are integral. But the biggest visual clue is the W stamped on the slide in the "Made in W Germany" as there were no stainless steel slides made and marked like that back then. The first stainless slides were made in the U.S. around '91, '92 and only on the P229.
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The double, slotted roll pins (instead of solid) seen behind the ejection port that holds the separate breech block that you would be able to if there was a photo of the top of the slide. The stainless slides have the breech block milled in with the slide and are integral. But the biggest visual clue is the W stamped on the slide in the "Made in W Germany" as there were no stainless steel slides made and marked like that back then. The first stainless slides were made in the U.S. around '91, '92 and only on the P229.


Another clus is that the new milled from a billet of solid stainless Steel guns will have an external spring tensioned extractor where the German guns have an internal spring steel extractor.
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I thought the full slide serrations on the rear only was an indicator of "milled stainless" but that isn't true?
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