Damn. 9 out of 10 is a scary number!!
Yeah, I probably should have used something like “flat edge” and “curved edge”!
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That's a beautiful 226 NMD! Congrats on the nice pick up.
Congrats on your vintage P226!
I was able to get one of these orange boxed unicorns earlier this year. 'Twas a JD example from 1983 with the white manual.
Also of note, SIG branding or the model of P226 isn't stamped anywhere on either magazine.
Let us know how it goes at the range.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
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"But, as luck would have it, he stood up. He caught that chunk of lead." Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock
Thanks to all for the congrats
With all the SIGs I have, I think this is the one I am most proud of... no, not my favorite just proud of landing it and yes, she is a beauty. If anyone is interested, I will be posting the extra pair of dovetail mags in Classifieds to recoup just a little of what I had to invest. There were some other goodies that the seller included that, if I don’t find a use for will post as well. Pretty sure there will be some Karma returned to the best group of gun enthusiast I have had the pleasure to associate with.
It’s Friday night... Cheer Y’all.
Nice P226, great find.
Let us know how it shoots.
The infamous P226 mud rail pistols were produced around 1986/1987 within the U135xxx - U157xxx serial number range.
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My first handgun was a 228 around that era. I bought it when I turned 21, which was in the early 90’s.
A few weeks later, I bought a NIB 228. Being broke at the time, and covering credit card costs, I foolishly sold the 226. I still have the 228 though. I learned my lesson about selling guns. Eventually I’ll probably pick up another 226.
I apologize now...
Nice score. That thing will last a good long time.
WOW... what a difference a good detail cleaning can make. Spent the day on and off to do a full maintenance and detail cleaning on this beauty.
Every part meticulously cleaned:
Answered last question... Grips are original
And to think I was going to get her refinished... forget that noise!
Headed to the range tomorrow!!!
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She's even more beautiful after some TLC!
Got it, and replied back. Thanks for the assist!
SIG hasn't made these old original checkered grips in a long time, and they aren't as commonly found as they were years ago (especially in decent shape), and they will wear with use and time. I'd suggest considering getting a replacement set of grips if you plan on handling or shooting the gun much, and saving the original grips for photo shoots.
SIG hasn't made these old original checkered grips in a long time, and they aren't as commonly found as they were years ago (especially in decent shape), and they will wear with use and time. I'd suggest considering getting a replacement set of grips if you plan on handling or shooting the gun much, and saving the original grips for photo shoots.[/QUOTE]
HMMM... that sounds like a good idea. I actually have some others I can put on to preserve these as they truly are in great shape... especially considering they are 36 years old.
I think the Hogue G-10 checkered grips are a good compromise. They retain much of that classic look yet work with modern TB spring and hammer strut assy.
I like a “resto-mod” approach to these old 226’s. I added SRT, a Burke SuperStrut & spring, updated TB spring and the above G-10’s. All other springs have been replaced with their current equivalents. I’ve kept the original bar-dot sights and haven’t re-blued the slide (though I’d be willing if needed).
Other than the grips (which visually approach the OEM appearance), the resulting look is original while the underlying parts are essentially current. I consider it to be as new as the 2017-built Classic Carry model that I bought as an adopted grandson.
U posts done pics of the frame rail. Thanks
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English man, English.
Look in to the checkered aluminum grips unless you can find some Black Friday Nills. I like the resto-mod idea as well.
One problem I had with mine was the magazine base plate digs into my finger. They make flush fitting aluminum baseplates that are a much better fit.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
Just got back from the range. After 185 flawless rounds down range, shot the last 15 on a fresh target... 5@5yds, 5@7yds, & 5@10yds
All 15 in about a 3 inch group. Not to bad for an old guy on iron sites.
Now, the report...
Check #1 - 200 rounds Sig Sauer 115 gr with no failures
Check #2 - DA and SA function well
Check #3 - Both OG magazines feed solid & slide locks back when emptied
Observations having only SRT and ELS to compare;
While smooth, the DA took a lot of pull
SA was a nice light touch but required more trigger finger movement than I am used to
Thought about an SRT but... not planning on making this my workhorse. It’s more of a awesome fully functional keepsake that my grandson will end up with when I check out down the road.
Final thoughts... I am one super proud Papa. Anyone that loves the SIG P226 like me and interested in the history and lineage, HAS to get one of these! There are several unique differences in these early models compared to the modern ones available now. Gotta say one more time, thanks to everyone here that have helped me learn more about my passion.This message has been edited. Last edited by: NMDave,
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