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I have a 20 year old 229. Front sight rusted badly. I just removed it with my sight tool. Slide actually looks ok from rust perspective. I dropped the old sight and cannot find it. Should I get a size 6 or 8 replacement? Rear sight is an 8.
 
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I have a 20 year old 229. Front sight rusted badly. I just removed it with my sight tool. Slide actually looks ok from rust perspective. I dropped the old sight and cannot find it. Should I get a size 6 or 8 replacement? Rear sight is an 8.

Actually depends on whether is 40 cal or 357 sig or 9mm. i believe that the 40 cal 229 wants a 6 in the front, but I better look. OK so looked back at thread title is a 367 sig. I think that is a good thing myself. This from real gun reviews Home » Articles » SIG Sauer Sight Heights and Sight Numbers. So indeed for sig 229 in 357 sig 8 and 8. I put x-rays on one of mine and did the same there.


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I have a 20 year old 229. Front sight rusted badly. I just removed it with my sight tool. Slide actually looks ok from rust perspective. I dropped the old sight and cannot find it. Should I get a size 6 or 8 replacement? Rear sight is an 8.

It should look good from a rust perspective....It's a Stainless Slide! Wink


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I have a 20 year old 229. Front sight rusted badly. I just removed it with my sight tool. Slide actually looks ok from rust perspective. I dropped the old sight and cannot find it. Should I get a size 6 or 8 replacement? Rear sight is an 8.

It should look good from a rust perspective....It's a Stainless Slide! Wink


There are different types of stainless steel, with some more resistant to corrosion than others, and it comes down to which type a gun manufacturer uses. Of the various stainless steel guns that I've owned, the only one to exhibit any rust at all were a couple SIGs. One had been in a hot humid environment and obviously neglected by the previous owner for years...but the other remained new in box and unfired in a high elevation relatively dry climate with me as the original owner. It took a couple years to develop and was just a tiny bit of surface rust that formed in the "Custom Shop" engraved logo, and was fairly easy to remove...but it was there.

Bassed on my experience I believe that SIG uses a type of stainless steel more prone to rust. I wouldn't hesitate to own a stainless steel SIG, but I would suggest anyone owning one pay more attention to regular surface lube wipe downs and watching for rust.
 
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^^^Yup, should look 'good' not perfect, but definitely MUCH better than carbon steel! While 304 & 316 Stainless will remain almost unaffected and seemingly immune to corrosion, 400 series Stainless, not so much!

Stainless Steel....Stain-less, NOT Rust Proof! Cool


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