sig 226 nickel alloy??

sig 226 nickel alloy??

This is a discussion on sig 226 nickel alloy?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I've been looking for a Sig 226 ST in 9mm for a while now...and I came across this nickel alloy model at http://www.sigsauerpro.com it ...

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    sig 226 nickel alloy??

    So I've been looking for a Sig 226 ST in 9mm for a while now...and I came across this nickel alloy model at http://www.sigsauerpro.com it is the "exclusive offer in the middle of the homepage. Is this different than the ST, or did they just confuse the stainless for "nickel alloy." As far as I know there is no nickel alloy on Sigarms website, so what gives??? anyone have a clue??
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    Nickel alloy is somewhat ambiguous

    I agree that the term "nickel alloy" is a little vague in the description of the Sig P226. Does it mean nickel plating over carbon steel or does it mean stainless steel with nickel added to the steel? I think you need clarification from the vendor.

    Sig formerly offered electroless nickel plating on their guns as an option. I have a P226 manufactured in the early 1990s that has electroless nickel plating on the gun:
    Sig P226 with electroless nickel

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    If it's SIG factory Electroless Nickel then you should have no reservations concerning the durability of the finish.
    EN is a fantastic and beautiful finish for firearms.

    Yep, (checking out your link) that's what that looks like to me.

    Hard Coat EN -
    Great looking firearm! - Go for it dude.

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    anyone had any personal experience with this "electroless Nickel" coating on your gun?? how do you like it and how long has it been on your gun??
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    To best of my knowledge Nick - this method of Nickel plating is worlds apart from the old electro-plating and is very durable. I think QK has said as much.
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    Electroless Nickel is a phenomenal finish for firearms.
    Properly applied & for all practical intent and purpose it is indestructible and will never chip, flake, or peel. It bonds to the substrate or base metal on a molecular level.

    I have worked as an electro plater & have done Electroless Nickel.

    Taken from the Brownell's Catalog:

    • It will bend 180 without damage.
    • Will withstand 240 continuous hours of salt spray.
    • Can be soldered, brazed and welded.
    • Excellent resistance to corrosion.
    • Plated contact surfaces give smoother action.
    • Micro-Smooth structure - far superior to electroplating.
    • No extensive after-polishing for high luster.
    • Lay-Flat molecular lattice - no humps and ridges, thin edges or bulges around screw holes as with electroplated nickel - nor any "needle pointing" of pins and screws.
    • Even thickness of nickel overall.
    • With experience and the use of stop-off lacquer from a plating supply house, worn parts (pins - “ways”, etc.) can be built up or tightened as much as .001" and “nickel lubricated”, too.
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    worn parts (pins - “ways”, etc.) can be built up or tightened as much as .001" and “nickel lubricated”, too.
    Now that is useful!!!

    All my engineering in past was removing metal (well, apart from welding) - that makes a whole lotta sense to be able to gain some build up.
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    will this finish change the appearence of the gun, or will it reamain similar to a standard ST?
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    I have a P239/.40 with the electroless nickel finish. It is Nickel over stainless on the slide and Nickel over aluminum on the frame, allowing them to get a pretty consistent finish on the overall gun. This was their April '05 gun of the month special edition.

    No opinion yet on wear conditions, as I have only had it a month but it is an absolutely beautiful gun.

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    so it would weigh less than the standard Stainless model...because of the alloy frame?? And do you have pictures of your gun that I could see?

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    Last edited by TriggerNick; October 6th, 2006 at 05:56 PM.
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