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I found this little guy the other day and had to have it. It came with two 13rd mags and night sights. It's in great shape, the night sights are bright and the finish is very clean with just a little holster wear at the front edges of the slide but judging from the barrel and the top of the locking area of the frame, I doubt it’s been fired more than one or two hundred rounds if that.
I can’t wait to try it out.

 

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I picked mine up in a divorce sale a few years ago in the shape you see for less than $300. It is the most accurate handgun I have ever owned and would be the last one I'd ever get rid of.

 

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Isn't SIGARMS a swiss company? I always thought so.

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In 1853, Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher began what they thought would become a successful wagon factory above the Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Little did they know then, that their company would become one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of small arms. Just seven years after constructing an industrial plant for building the most sophisticated wagons and railway cars, the three ambitious owners undertook a more serious venture. In part to a challenge from Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense, the Swiss Wagon Factory entered the competition to develop a state-of-the-art rifle with the hopes the Swiss Army would adopt it. Four years later, the award went to the Swiss Wagon Factory for its Prelaz-Burnand rifle. At this point, the Swiss Wagon Factory, with an order for 30,000 muzzle loading Prelaz-Burnand rifles in hand, changed the name of the company to the Swiss Industrial Company - Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft, known worldwide as SIG.
 

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You guys seriously need to stop. Keep posting pics of Sigs and Sig/Brownings like this and pretty soon I'm going to start wanting one.
 

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manygunner said:
Isn't SIGARMS a swiss company? I always thought so.

Posted from SIGARMS site:

In 1853, Friedrich Peyer im Hof, Heinrich Moser and Conrad Neher began what they thought would become a successful wagon factory above the Rhine Falls in Switzerland. Little did they know then, that their company would become one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of small arms. Just seven years after constructing an industrial plant for building the most sophisticated wagons and railway cars, the three ambitious owners undertook a more serious venture. In part to a challenge from Switzerland's Federal Ministry of Defense, the Swiss Wagon Factory entered the competition to develop a state-of-the-art rifle with the hopes the Swiss Army would adopt it. Four years later, the award went to the Swiss Wagon Factory for its Prelaz-Burnand rifle. At this point, the Swiss Wagon Factory, with an order for 30,000 muzzle loading Prelaz-Burnand rifles in hand, changed the name of the company to the Swiss Industrial Company - Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft, known worldwide as SIG.
Not when the company merges with Sauer, a west german manufacturer of guns.
 

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Thanks guys,

Carlosc, looks great, what a deal !!! I did almost as good on my P229 in 40 and then added a new 357sig barrel for $120.

Here you go mr0w1 :evil: lol

 

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STOP IT! I say, stop it!

No more of your sleek, elegant European lines! No more of your metal framed guns!!! You're making my XD look like a little green plastic brick!

:D :D :D
 

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Nothing wrong with a brick. Boxy is good.

(this coming from a two Volvo owner)

Hey, you want to see sleek European lines? Try a Belgian Hi-Power...less chunky that a Sig and a steel frame to boot.

Sigs are cool...but Hi-Powers rock!

-Brickboy240
 

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Brickboy240 said:
Hey, you want to see sleek European lines? Try a Belgian Hi-Power...less chunky that a Sig and a steel frame to boot.

Sigs are cool...but Hi-Powers rock!

-Brickboy240
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Might as well kick him while he's down. :lol: :wink: bd
YOU BAD lol, btw nice P245 :D
 

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Ohhh....there you go.

Slim, sexy, all steel and no d/a pistol can ever have a trigger like that.

As Wayne and Garth would say....Schwing!

(I swear, I am going to get mine hard chromed some day if it kills me!)

-Brickboy240
 

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I've shot many a gun in my 22 years, more than I can remember and more than I can count, but I have always wanted to and never have shot a Hi-Power. They look like...well, fun.

And I'm definitely digging the gold plated *bling!*-tastic trigger there. :D Reminds me of my Browning Buckmark.

Awesome guns everyone. (I'm still lusting over that Sig P229 at the very top of this thread; the lines, the model, the finish, the slight bit of holster wear at the end of the slide...*drool*...every now and then a gun strikes me as full fledged beautiful, and that one has.)
 

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XDman, those are some beautiful Sigs! Damn. Ah, some day!

And you know I REALLY like that BHP of yours too. You have to post an updated family picture.

Okay, so who was lusting for some European lines on metal frames?



...or, how about a close-up of the BHPs and the Sig.



I love gun porn.
 

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mr0w1 said:
I'm still lusting over that Sig P229 at the very top of this thread
That's P228 at the top, not a P229.

By the way, look again at this. The P225 is the most beautiful of all the modern SIGs.
 

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That's P228 at the top, not a P229.
You're right. My bad; either the 8 looks a bit like a 9 or I can't see.

And why is there not a drooling smiley?
 

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Carlos...that is the ultimate pistol porn!

Berettas, Walthers, Hi-Powers and more! ohhh myy!

I still cannot decid whether or not to hard chrome my entire Hi-Power or two tone it with a parkerized frame.

-Brickboy240
 

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And why is there not a drooling smiley?
I couldn't find one either. :D

XDman1000's picture shows a 228 next to a 229. The 228 has full height cocking serrations on the slide. The top half of the 229's slide is milled down the full length and it has half height cocking serrations. The other difference is caliber availability. 228 is 9mm only and the 229 is 9, 40 and 357sig.

The P225 like mine is 9mm only, single stack 8+1 capacity and other than capacity is like the P228 except for the 225's squared/hooked trigger guard. After awhile the SIGs don't look all alike. :mrgreen:
 

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CarlosC said:
XDman, those are some beautiful Sigs! Damn. Ah, some day!

And you know I REALLY like that BHP of yours too. You have to post an updated family picture.
Thanks Carlos, I plan on taking an updated family pic real soon :)

BTW great pic's as always.

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Good looking pistols Tango Sierra, I looked at a P225 a few weeks ago and it's on my to get list lol :D
 
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