"new" used sig p226

"new" used sig p226

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    "new" used sig p226

    Just traded for a Sig P226 and am wondering if I can use the serial # to find out when it was manufactured WITHOUT paying about $50 to have Sig Arms look it up for me. Does anyone know if this is possible or do I have to go to Sig to do it? Thanks for any helpful info. Have not shot it yet, but don't expect any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    Just traded for a Sig P226 and am wondering if I can use the serial # to find out when it was manufactured WITHOUT paying about $50 to have Sig Arms look it up for me. Does anyone know if this is possible or do I have to go to Sig to do it? Thanks for any helpful info. Have not shot it yet, but don't expect any problems.
    Sig forum has a list of some serial number series that may be able to get you real close.
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    Also, if it is an older German manufactured one, the proof Marks can tell you the year. And if it marked W. Germany or Germany, that gives you an idea of age too.
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    a guide to get you started, anyway.

    1. does your gun have a rail on the dustcover? if yes, it was made in the early 2000's or later.

    2. no rail, but an external extractor? it was made from 1996 until the early 2000's. these models may have a slide machined from stainless steel and blackened. does the slide have, "stainless" engraved on it somewhere? again, made mid-90's and after.

    3. no rail, and an internal extractor? the earliest model. made from the 1980's until 1996.
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    Thanks for all the hints:they all have helped. What a forum!!
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    If you got the Sig case with it, it should have the manufactured date on it...

    Congrats on the new Sig..awesom firearms IMO.
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    Congrats on the 226!
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