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Old 07-05-2016, 07:07 PM   #16
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Funny thing many folks don't know. It was illegal to own a firearm in a Military or Police Caliber in Mexico during the 40s through the 1960s. SO many people opted for "non standard" calibers for their defense handguns. The 38 Super was one of the biggest contenders, since 9MM and .45 were not allowed. So there are a LOT of them "South of the Border". This SIG was probably intended for that market.
Now they're all illegal down there. Unless you're connected with some local politicos who can sell you a permit.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:05 PM   #17
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One is for sale on CALGUNS. Net for 1975.00 just listed
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:08 AM   #18
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:Ok, it has been a while since I last reported on this gun. I have enjoyed shooting it very much. The ammo is hard to get and a little expensive but my indoor range will special order it for me. I am thinking about sending it in somewhere for a little refurbishing. Have no idea who to use. Want it handled good. Since it is somewhat uncommon should I keep it as is or do this. I can clean it and handle it with care but it has been used. Fighting the desire to sell it as I could get a new gun to go with my P226.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:22 AM   #19
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Glad it has been enjoyable.
I can understand you thoughts of selling it.
A lot of folks would like to have it.
I have too many calibers as it is and 10mm is about as "exotic" as I want to go when it comes to keeping good ammo for a gun on hand.
Though I occasionally think about a .460 Rowland conversion.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:46 AM   #20
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These people are all BS..just trying to make you happy with your acquisition....It's worthless! If you like I would be glad to take it off your hands for a small fee..I might even consider waiving the fee if it is in good shape... Just sayin...I would be glad to help you out.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:11 AM   #21
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It probably doesn't need refurbishment since it probably hasn't been shot much.

If you do want to refurbish it, send it in to SIG for that. I believe that gun has an integral front sight, so they won't be able to do night sights, but I would decline those anyway. You want to keep that gun factory-original, IMO. I'd begin looking for factory original grips too.

DO NOT have it refinished. Its value will take a substantial hit if you do that.

Don't feel guilty about shooting it. It's already been shot, and you don't have the original box, manual, or test target, so although it does have value as a fairly uncommon gun, it is not a museum piece. Enjoy it!
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #22
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Ozzie thank you for your honesty and helpful offer. I would pay you $25.00 to take it off my hands if you would just send me the $1500.00 I would need to ship it to you. lol
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Ozzie thank you for your honesty and helpful offer. I would pay you $25.00 to take it off my hands if you would just send me the $1500.00 I would need to ship it to you. lol
Well-played, sir!
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What a beautiful weapon. Sorry for the loss.
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Thank you all for this advise and help. When it come right down to it I have three choices. Tuck it away and admire it every now and then, sell it, or shoot it. I will take ESquared's advice and shoot it. I will report my findings back. I think at some point I will sell it to a collector or somebody who can show it off as it is a rare gun. I am lucky to have it. I love my P226 and thats a keeper for life. So if any of you out there come to Champaign, IL let me know and we will go shoot it. I like the idea of shooting a rare gun.
Don't tempt me. I live in Beardstown IL, about an hour west of Springfield.

I'd clean that baby up shoot it and carry it. Buts that's just me.
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If you find yourself stuck in Champaign let me know we will shooy a few rounds the range is on me.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #27
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And one day I will learn to type. We not only will shooy we can shoot as well.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:41 PM   #28
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What a beauty. Made when I was 9 or 10 years old. I say keep it and never sell it and pass it down to the next generation of SIG Owners...
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