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Hey all-

I am in possession of some Sig mainsprings that I wish to identify. Some are yellow. Some are black.
Is there list somewhere that decodes them?

Thanks,

Bruce




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I’ve read online where some people report getting yellow main springs installed at Sig when they ask for a lighter trigger pull. Black, no idea.




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The only reference to color thst I see is for the red DAK spring.
Am I missing something else?

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

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I’m traveling right now, but somewhere on the home computer I have saved the information that Sigfreund posted on this.

It may be in the tread on service intervals as well. I’ll see if Ican find it.
 
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Love Top Gun Supply! Big Grin Don’t love the search function on their website. Confused

Shop Gun Parts, then Sig Sauer Gun parts, then shop by category, then recoil springs.

Blue is P229 & 250C in .40S&W
Green is P220/P227 .45, P226 .357&.40, P250FS in .40
White is P229 9mm and M11-A1
Orange is P226 9mm and P250 FS 9mm.
Orange flat wire is P238.

Hope this helps.
 
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Thanks. I did find the list of recoil springs, with the colors. Not what I was looking for.
I also found the mainsprings, but no colors other than red.

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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These are the only SIG factory mainspring colors I have seen:

Black, short spring: standard mainspring used in most of the Classic line pistols, P220, P226, P228, P229, P245.

Red: DAK mainspring used in P220, P226, P229. When used in a DA/SA gun it produces a heavier pull weight than the standard spring.

Yellow: a rare, now-discontinued spring rated at 18 pounds by the factory. Long ago I ran across a couple of references that indicated it may have been used in double action only pistols for a time. If true, it was probably because the lower power of the spring made for a lighter DA trigger pull and the extra power wasn’t needed to keep the single action pull weight from being too light. When I used a yellow spring in a DAO P229, I experienced light strike misfires.




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Originally posted by slosig:
Love Top Gun Supply! Big Grin Don’t love the search function on their website. Confused

Shop Gun Parts, then Sig Sauer Gun parts, then shop by category, then recoil springs.

Blue is P229 & 250C in .40S&W
Green is P220/P227 .45, P226 .357&.40, P250FS in .40
White is P229 9mm and M11-A1
Orange is P226 9mm and P250 FS 9mm.
Orange flat wire is P238.

Hope this helps.


Concur, I must love top gun supply given all the spare parts I have from them, but truly hate their search facility on the web site. Is an odd site anyway not quite like any other. What generation of web sites are we up to anyway? I have lost track since retiring couple years ago
 
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My 225a1 came with red DAK spring. Those suck. Traded it for std weight spring, huge improvement, no problems. That’s all I got stay away from red. Ugh
 
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