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Slide marked 12/83, in my haste I said, “always wanted one made the year I was born”, think twice when making late night purchases on the couch Smile

Am I mistaken that this date on right side of the slide means that is when the slide and frame were proofed and not necessarily put together? Even being proofed in 1983 this pistol was still born then in my opinion.

No worries either way, shows 37 years of wear and I’m leaning towards NOT sending it to CCR.

As for the hollow point feed problem, it’s never gonna be a carry weapon so as long as it feeds FMJ I’m good with it. Kinda like the fact that is comes with problems. After all, I bought it to be my reminder that shit takes dings and still has good value.

Maybe I put some Nills on its dinged up frame like lipstick on a pig Smile








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Looks like fun!


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Top of this sub-forum there’s a serial # thread. All you have to do is look up where your P6 falls in the # range to determine when it was manufactured.
 
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Top of this sub-forum there’s a serial # thread. All you have to do is look up where your P6 falls in the # range to determine when it was manufactured.


Eah, still trying to get date code from current owner.





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Lucky, I’ve always wanted one dated 9/81 for the same reason. A member here does have one that I’ve seen pictures of, can’t remember who it is though.

I would leave it as is for the reasons you stated, it will be a range toy more than likely.
 
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That's a nice pistol, you could totally just keep the original finish and have a nice shooter.

I actually have a P6 from my month and year of birth too, I was just lucky years ago when P6's were going for around $300 dollars I had a choice between a few of them and noticed my birth month/year on one of them

you'll probably want 1 of these (parts kit including the roll pins to be replaced every so often (check armorers section etc)

https://www.sigsauer.com/store...ts-kit-p225-9mm.html
 
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A pistol in such good condition from my view would be totally senseless to refinish. Until a blued gun can be mistaken for stainless it is not getting refinished ( and by the time it gets that worn is probably not worth it anyway)
Refinishing guns is 100% a loser. It never adds value to a gun, costs money and in some cases with collectibles can drastically reduce value. It looks like a fine gun to use at the range or carry.
You’re just going to put more wear on it anyway.
 
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I'm definitely leaning that way.

I wont be getting rid of any pistol I refinish so value isn't of concern to me. I'll be replacing the sights, and likely the grips and likely a parts kit but otherwise I'm HOPING this proves to be a good platform for my wife to learn the basics of shooting.

DA/SA difference, smaller frame, minimal recoil, I think she will enjoy it.





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Maybe not mint but for a former LEO weapon finish doesn't look bad at all. As for mechanicals it's probably in excellent shape knowing the Germans attention to detail. Like the P-225 would make for an excellent concealable carry weapon.
 
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As for the hollow point feed problem, it’s never gonna be a carry weapon so as long as it feeds FMJ I’m good with it...


I'd try a couple boxes of hollow points before I condemned it for that purpose. Mine gobbles up hollow points with never a hickup.

If nothing else, it'll be an excuse for a range trip. Smile


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Nice!

Now you do realize once you get some Nills, you will wonder what took you so long. Wink



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Still a great find. It's first ding shouldn't bother you as much. Wink
 
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