Tonight I brought home one of my favorite 9mm handguns, a Sig P226. This Sig is special to me however as it is a German Sig, but not just any German Sig. It is a German never destined for the US. As you may know the vast vast majority of German Sigs here in the states also include the "Import Stamp." This is the stamping on the left side of the slide next to or below the words Sig Sauer. Depending on when it was imported it will say Exeter NH, Tysons Corner VA or Herndon VA. Some models will be stamped by an importer other than Sig, the P6 comes to mind. This Sig has no US importer markings as it was fully made and assembled in Eckernforde, intended only to reside in Germany. No "Sig Arms" anywhere, save for the back of the manual where the Sig portfolio of companies is listed. You'll also see no "DE" markings. I purchased it from a Green Beret who purchased it new in 1998 from Sig in Eckernforde while he was stationed in Germany. I honestly don't know the number of German 226s without US import stamps here in the US but my guess is they are few and far between. Notice the manual doesn't have a 1-800 number for SigArms.