So I'm at my FFL's picking up my P228, handling it and dry-firing a bit in DA. I go to cock the hammer and it won't cock. Now I'm thinking "great, I bought a broken gun. I start field-stripping it and finally go "D'oh I'm an idiot!" No decocking lever. Why? It's a DAO of course.
That certainly explains why what I thought was the DA pull felt so smooth & light relative to my P6's.
Anyway, it's a KB date code. (1991) West German Sig. This gun has definitely been shot much more than anything else I own. Then again, that's the risk you take when buying used (and everything I own is used / police surplus) It only came with one mag, is missing a grip screw, has a gnarled spot on the underside of the frame, and the rear sights aren't very white anymore.
Oh and there's a tiny import mark on the frame that says (IAG Billerica MA) Is that anywhere near you Jay G?
Pictures will be up later. As long as it shoots well I certainly can't complain for under $400.
EDIT - I forgot to mention - As I've said before my FFL works out of his basement. Well the P228 came with no box so I just walked out to my car with it in my hand. A woman drove by and rubbernecked so bad she damn near hit a mailbox. I couldn't help but laugh.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
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Yup. "Brikka" is about 20-25 minutes southeast of my six. There's actually a Harley dealership (Kelly's) in North Brikka I've been to a coupla times...
(oops. Should read southwest. Oh well...)
The P228 is an excellent firearm, BTW. Mags are plentiful and not horrifically expensive - check MidwayUSA, 'specially if you have your C&R license and the dealer pricing...
Jay - My 1st thought was "cool, I've got a gun from a state that hates guns."
Mag avaliability is really nice, especially since P225 mags for my other guns are damn near impossible to find ($50+ for a USED one on gunbroker) Thankfully I have 7.
The P228 only came with 1 mag, so I'll have to pick a few up along with a parts kit at some point. I also already know exactly how I want it refinished...
Good thing I don't have a C&R. I'd be flat broke from buying guns.
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