Yes, gentlemen, PROTO-1, a most interesting and truly unique piece of SIG history. It’s too bad that SIG HQ in NH doesn’t appear to have interest in having it back in their historical vault where it belongs.
I suppose that many, if not most, on here already know what PROTO-1 is. For those who don’t, or those who joined the forum after the PROTO-1 event, its history is found >>>here in the P228 factoids thread<<<.
And, the original PROTO-1 auction is archived in the Wayback Machine HERE.
The original thread that first revealed PROTO-1 has unfortunately been lost due to auto-pruning. I cannot find it in the Wayback Machine, either.
Here is the game: A lot of things had to fall in the right place/right time to make this KARMA possible. I’m looking for 7 very specific items. You got to have all these 7 items to be in the winner circle. Game starts right now, and I’ll let it run for 2 weeks. If there is no winner by that time, I’ll give you all a second chance and let it run until the end of next month (April).
** ETA **: Post your answers/guesses in this thread. Don't email them to me.
UPDATE (3/30): No one correctly guessed all 7 items. So, game continues until next month’s end.
- If there are more than one correct guessers, I’ll do a random drawing to pick the winner.
- If there is only one correct guesser, then obviously, that person is the winner.
- If there are no correct guessers, then PROTO-1 goes back in the safe.
Clues: They are in plain sight on SIGforum. You just need to locate, then decipher them.
1- Put your contact email in your Profile page.
2- Each person is allowed 3 attempts during the first 2 weeks. If there is no winner, then the game will run through April, and you are allowed another 3 attempts. So, a maximum of 6 attempts is possible per person.
3- If the winner (if there’s one) wants to keep PROTO-1 forever and be buried with it, that’s his right. But if he ever decides to part way with it, he is to KARMA it forward on SIGforum to the next custodian, as long as SIGforum exists. Same rule applies to this next winner, and so on and so on. PROTO-1 is not for sale.
Good luck to all!
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|Will Fly |
Interesting. Im not sure which 7 things you are looking for, but I will have another look at your info.....
Wow! Unbelievable karma!
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My e-mail is in my profile.
How de we get to step two?
More than a few, less than others!
|An investment in knowledge |
pays the best interest
Wonderful Karma and welcome back to the forum Q, you've been missed! I've always lusted after the Proto-1.
Do we provide 7 potential answers in the thread or shoot them privately to you? I imagine you want the former performed so as to not fill up your Inbox, although that may defeat the possibility of a unique answer.
I saw your post in the nickel 245 thread yesterday, but man, what a comeback!
Wonderfully generous karma, Q.
My guess is that the 7 things are the 7 main forum subsections/links on the main page:
My hovercraft is full of eels.
It's never simple, nor obvious.
7 calibers of Sig (current) Pistols
The Enemy's gate is down.
Thanks for the awesome opportunity!
I noticed the serial number on the frame of PROTO 1 is 7 in total...one letter and six numbers.
Good to see you back.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
Fun - my guess
7 Menu Items on Discussions
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doesn't mean you should
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Avoid buying ChiCom/CCP products whenever possible.
There are seven categories of posts on Sigforum.
These may or may not be the seven that you have in mind.
Thanks for your generosity.
Thanks also to Waynewash who brought this awesome Sig to us.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
|Res ipsa loquitur|
SIG has sold the P228 in 7 different types of boxes including 4 black boxes of various style and sizes, 1 blue box, a grey cardboard box and one red box.
As always, thanks for the chance and good to see you back.
2 loaded magazines = 1
A sig P225 = 1
A pocket knife = 1
Welcome to SIGforum = 3 words
An Enter button = 1
More than a few, less than others!
|I will fear no evil..|
I can’t believe your giving this history up!! And I have absolutely no idea, so I’ll be following this thread closely. Kind of surprised Sig has no interest in this.
|The cake is a lie!|
No idea, but I guess these people/places involved with this specific gun.
1. Started off at SIG.
2. Sent to MGW for prototype work.
3. Ended up with Lee Salter at SIG.
4. Was willed to Waynewash
5. Para/Sigforum hosted the auction.
6. 12131 won the auction & created the karma.
7. "You" the winner of the karma.
|To Do What is |
Right and Just
I'm just really curious to follow this since I like riddles.
My first guess for 7 things:
3 - Spyderco Knife
4 - Welcome
5 - to
The initial page on Sigforum broken down.
1. Sig designed and produced Proto-1
2. Lee Salter was lucky enough to keep it from becoming scrap metal.
3. Due to Lee's will, Waynewash become the lucky owner.
4. He found SigForum and posted about Proto-1 to learn its history.
5. The pistol was auctioned on SigForum, thanks to Para.
6. Coming in as the high bidder, Q won the pistol.
7. Sig didn't want the pistol, so Q is now offering Proto-1 as a KARMA to one lucky SigForum member.
*edit, forgot to say Sig didnt want it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Excam_Man,
|War Damn Eagle!|
1. SIGforum/Para exists.
2. SIG USA came up with the idea of a 226C, not Germany.
3. Lee Salter had the last remaining of the 3 prototypes and willed it to Waynewash
4. SIG didn't want it/offer enough for it.
5. Waynewash auctioned it here.
6. 12131 won the auction.
7. SIG2340 shipped it for free to 12131.
"It pays to be a winner."
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