Any idea as to how many were done by Afton?
I'm trying to understand WHY this is worth 3X a normal 226.
Jamie brought in many fine examples.
This is a fine gun and I am glad that Q. was able to get it.
However: Is this discussion, or any discussion, appropriate for the Classifieds?
Should this not be moved to Pistols?
“Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot. . .”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Congrats! It's a beauty!
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One of my bucket list grail guns that I would love to get some day. That is my ideal P226 right there.
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My understanding -- I could be wrong -- is that the management does not want discussion in the Classified area that would sidetrack a sale.
In this case the sale is a done deal, so discussion of this type will not interfere with the sale and is therefore harmless.
As I said, I could be wrong and if so, I hope that a moderator will step in to clarify.
A mind is a terrible thing.
One comment previously was why this is more than a current SIG.
If my memory serves me correct, these Master Shop builds were all special order from the SIG Sauer Custom shop in Germany, not a stateside gun. Stateside guns are assembled, this was built also with test target, the original zipper magazines, serial numbered barrel and slide. German Master Shop Standard far exceed that stateside guns.
Not sure how many of these were built but if anything like the Master Shop Full Stainless P226 I own from them maybe 15 or so. I was very fortunate to get one of the black over stainless master shop Stainless P228's also no rail, no tail, triple serial number. I think, repeat think there was one order of 10 or 15 of these one.
Hope this helps a little
Be safe and keep the brass flying
Do your research but you get what you pay for front end or back end.
There were 9 of these Ilaflon coated all stainless P226s specially built from the Mastershop.
And, 10 of the stainless frame P228s from 2012.
This is per SIG's records, which I inquired in writing.
I did not ask them about the P228 batch from 2013, but, according to Jaymie, before he passed, he ordered 10 more.
Btw, this 2nd batch of the stainless frame P228s did NOT come with the test target. Yeah, even the Mastershop was slacking at the time.
12131, do you mean 9 of the P226s built or imported ? I seem to recall the SL being offered in both black or raw stainless colors. I would think they made more than 9 of those fine pistols.
Built and imported. These were special ordered guns by Afton Arms and imported by SIG USA. hurstolds1 has one of the natural stainless P226s.
Was this a physical letter to Sig in Germany or an email? Where did you direct this inquiry if you don't mind me asking? I have a pre-99 P220S GI import I'd like to see what they have on it.
emailed to SIG NH. They have records because these are newer guns (post-2005).
Anything pre-2005, they will claim "our database doesn't go back that far". We all know this drill.
Btw, I think we should stop discussing this anymore, keeping bumping it up. Further discussion can be done in the Pistols section.
Would it be possible to e-mail a copy of the Sig documentation? I was fortunate enough to get one of the P226SL's and two of the P228's, one from each batch.
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I wish I had been able to get one of the 228s, but at the time, I was lucky to get a 226.
Yo Macklin, great party, but no whiskey. We go home now.
You all are making me very jealous
Congratulations. Lynn Smolens, Jamie's widow, had two of the natural stainless P226 SLs left, which I badly wanted, but I just couldn't pull the trigger for $2400 back at the end of 2013 because Christmas was coming. I regret I was not able to get in on the pre-order at a lower price.
E-mailed Sig about the production numbers. There were (4) natural stainless P226SL and (20) total of the stainless frame P228's shipped. They are both pretty rare!
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