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So I finally found a P228 (!) and a P220 was next to it... Login/Join 
My other Sig
is a Steyr.
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... Yeah, guess how that went. Big Grin

Been looking for a P228 for a while. Somehow I keep seeing them on here every now and then and thought I needed at least one.

They also had a P220 that fit right in with what I have already. Didn't think that I would be able to get both, but other things fell in to place.

The P228 is from '94 and the P220 is from '84. They both have seen light use, so I'll have to try them out myself soon.



Post up some pics of your classic Sigs!


 
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Very cool! I’d really like to find a nice used P220.




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Nice pair!! Would love to find a used 220 like thatSmile

 
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Nice scores! That date clock on the P228 mag has got to be before Sept '94?


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Very nice pair you picked up! Is the P220 a .38super or 9mm? That mag isn't for the .45.
 
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Beautiful weapons! You did the right thing; it would have been cruel to separate them by only adopting one.
 
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Nice P6! I'd like to have one someday...
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Originally posted by 12131:
Nice scores! That date clock on the P228 mag has got to be before Sept '94?

It is actually dated as September of '94. Spot on! What gave it away?
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Originally posted by inspcalahan:
Very nice pair you picked up! Is the P220 a .38super or 9mm? That mag isn't for the .45.

Good eye! The P220 is a 9mm Steyr and the P228 is a 9x21 IMI.

I found a shop about an hour from the house that will sell me all the 9x21 I can afford at $15 for a box of 50.

I can't let my German P250 and P226 Navy get all the fun! Big Grin


 
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Originally posted by 12131:
Nice scores! That date clock on the P228 mag has got to be before Sept '94?

It is actually dated as September of '94. Spot on! What gave it away?

The Klinton AWB went into effect September 13, 1994. Months before this date in 1994, SIG started marking their full capacity mags with the date clock on the bases indicating pre-ban status so they were legal for us civilians to own. After this date, anything that's more than 10-rounder has to be marked LE restricted. Yours is a 1994 gun, showing full 13-rd capacity, so my deduction is, the mag's date clock is marked some month before Sept. '94. Or, if Sept '94 and after, it has to be it's marked with the LE Restricted billboard.


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Very nice score! A P228 is kind of a grail gun for me...I look every time I'm in a gun store, but haven't come across one yet. I really like a good compact P-Series, especially with a folded slide...they make a great carry gun. That P220 is just icing on the cake!
 
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Thanks! It only took me about five years or so to find a P228 when I had the means to do so.

FWIW, I checked the date code on the second magazine.

It is a 13 rounder still in the plastic bag and has the triskelion logo and dovetail. No other markings found.



 
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^^^^ Interesting. A couple of possible explanations.

1- The gun, although 1994 made, was not imported by SIG Exeter during the AWB era. It was imported after the AWB sunset by some other importer. Hence, no LE restricted marking on the mags. I see some kind of marking on the slide area forward of the TDL face. Is it the importer's mark??

2- Or, if imported by SIG Exeter at the time of the AWB, somebody let the mags slip by without marking them for LE/Mil only.


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It is option 1.

This one came stateside a few months ago. It is labeled as a 'SIG SAUER P228 CAL. 9X21 BIFILARE + 1C'.

Thinking most of it is easy to figure out. + 1C would be the extra magazine.
The only translation I could find for Bifilare would be 'two wire' meaning the recoil spring? Confused Idunno.

I think the stamping that you may be referring to is 'CAT. 6462' which is for the Italian market as is the 9x21 IMI.



 
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Interesting I've never seen or heard of a SIG in 9mm Largo (9mm x 21)
 
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Made for the Italian civilian market, since they're not allowed the 9mm NATO.


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