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Hello all,

I’m slowly working through cleaning up my SIGs that haven’t been touched since 2003. I am now at a P220RM AND a P229RM that were purchased new in 2004 and were never touched (they still have the blue grip labels on them). Do they need to be completely stripped and cleaned to get the old oil and grease off them? Specifically, I am wondering about the slides as I dislike messing with firing pin positioning pins and roll pins.

Thank you,
Ian


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I'm not sure I understand, if you're referring to unfired weapons, I would most certainly not mess with anything on the slides. Roll pins and FPPP's certainly don't need to be removed on unfired weapons.

If your intention is to fire them, by all means clean and lube away.

If they're going back in the safe, a quick function check, and verification there's no corrosion/rust seems appropriate.


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I'm not sure I understand, if you're referring to unfired weapons, I would most certainly not mess with anything on the slides. Roll pins and FPPP's certainly don't need to be removed on unfired weapons.

If your intention is to fire them, by all means clean and lube away.

If they're going back in the safe, a quick function check, and verification there's no corrosion/rust seems appropriate.

Ahh, these are unfired pistols in their original packing grease from the factory.

I do intend to fire them!

Thank you,
Ian


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There is no reason to disassemble the slides. I do suggest removing any old grease that you find and relubricating the frame/slide rails and barrel tube.
 
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Do NOT do anything to the firing pin/firing pin channel. If you feel you MUST do something, you could clean the tip by defeating the safety, but it's probably not necessary. Wink

FYI - It's supposed to be dry!


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Hello all,

I ended up stripping the frame down, except for the magazine catch and hammer stop, but left the slide in one piece. I let all the loose parts, including barrel, recoil spring and recoil rod, soak in Hoppe's in preparation for a good cleaning. There was a reddish residue on all parts, and many were heavily lubed. All needed to be scrubbed with a nylon brush. After being cleaned with Hoppe's, I repeated the process with CLP. The slide and frame got a good CLP scrubbing too. I used compressed air to get all excess oil out of the assembled slide.

I added the SRT kit and a older ribbed trigger when reassembling. (I like this trigger on my P220s.) I can't say than I'm a fan of MIM parts as the mold seams were visible on the hammer and SRT sear. However, I really do love that short reset, so much so that I ordered six more of them for my other SIGs!

Now to break it in! This 2004 P220R is actually my first NIB SIG. The trigger is definitely a bit rougher than my others, but I'm sure it will be much better after a few hundred rounds.

Thank you for the feedback!

Best,
Ian


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The SRT is the absolute best thing (other than the DAK) Sig has came out with. It is a must for DA/SA guns.
 
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