"New" to me W. German Sig P228

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  1. itisbruno

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    Did a foolish thing today and bought another firearm. Shame on me.

    A while back I got a SWISS POLICE TRADE-IN

    It is "well worn" to say the least, but a great firearm. I love shooting it, even tho it is only a 9mm :whistling:

    But I really like the 228 platform, and have been watching for others, and found this one today.

    This is a police/government surplus pistol, which came with 3 magazines, SIG owner's manual, and in the original serial matched box. It has factory night sights too, but they are fading to dark, just like my swiss miss.

    It has a KC date stamp, indicating it is a '92 model.

    I'm pretty happy with this purchase, she will proly be a safe queen.

    I found a W German P226 in similar condition, but I'm hesitant to snap it up, I like the ergonomics of the 228 better, but it may be a good investment piece to keep in the safe. Torn, am I ... decisions, decisions.

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    #1 itisbruno, Feb 3, 2013
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  3. itisbruno

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  4. 12131

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    Congrats, bruno!:cool:
    Saw and followed this one on GB. Great catch, man.:wavey:
     
  5. itisbruno

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    Thanks monkeyboy! I happened upon it 10 minutes after it was listed, called the guy, and bought it.

    You know your Sigs.

    I'm thinking about gettin a P220 next, as I'm a 45 guy, but only have Glocks and a Springfield in that caliber, no Sig, yet.

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  6. Congrats!




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  7. TSAX

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    Congrats, you got yourself a truly great 9mm





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  8. Hey Bruno, I noticed your gun has allen screws on the grips.. My WG P228 has flat-head screws. What's the difference, if any, on the models?
     
  9. Nice find! I found the P226 to be a more accurate shooter though for me.
    I have a Mecgar 15 rd mag and Hogue grip id sell If your interested let me know.
     
    #8 Scrappy, Feb 3, 2013
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  10. 2-8 Marine

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    Very nice. I've owned an early 90s model since 1999 and its my favorite handgun over all.
     
  11. Looks great, congrats on a great find. " You called the guy and bought it" You mean you made a deal over the phone on a auction? Or did you mean you called and asked some questions? Then won the auction.
     
  12. itisbruno

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    Thanks everybodies!

    :fist:

    You are more detail oriented than I, as I didn't even catch that. So this is a "modified," not stock P228.

    The only thing I can think of is at some point in time, the original grip was swapped with a Hogue and then put back on.

    Or, according to this SITE:

    That is just a WAG on my part tho.

    I'm fixin to go work dogs, but will shoot you a PM tonight, thanks Scrappy!

    He included his phone number in the auction, so yea, I rang him up to ask questions, chatted a bit, and bought it now.
     
  13. Got it. It sure is a nice one. I just got pretty much the same package on a P226 from 1991. Love Sigs from that era. Enjoy and let us know how it shoots.
     
  14. <3 The 228.

    I used to have one until I got a case of dumbass back in '99 and sold it because I was into .45s at the time.:crying:
     
  15. Spiffums

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    Drool! I waited a day too late on a beat up looking W German P228 with a DAK trigger installed. Best feeling trigger DAO I ever felt :( Shouldn't put money down on it right then.
     
  16. :fist:

    You are more detail oriented than I, as I didn't even catch that. So this is a "modified," not stock P228.

    The only thing I can think of is at some point in time, the original grip was swapped with a Hogue and then put back on.

    Or, according to this SITE:



    That is just a WAG on my part tho.[/QUOTE]

    Actually I like the allen look better myself. I thought maybe Sig switched at some point or something?

    Mine is still unfired NIB w/2-13 round mags and I can't seem to bring myself to shoot it..It's that nice!
     
  17. My German 228 didn't fit my hand, in hindsight I should of kept it and put a short trigger in it. I still hold classic Sigs in very high regaurd, they are well made and very classy.
     
  18. Yes, older Sigs are great
     
    #17 Scrappy, Feb 3, 2013
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  19. Congrats on a great pistol.

    I need one of those myself.
     

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