Sig Sauer P226 Spring set

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by kdog, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. kdog

    kdog New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Midway offers a spring set for the P226.
    But in the description, they say that set is not meant for older models of the P226.

    Now I am confused, if that set would be o.k. for my Sig or not.
    Here the lonk to the US websight. It is the same set as here in germany.

    Sig Sauer Parts Kit Sig Sauer P226 9mm Luger - MidwayUSA
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    You have to determine if you have an older model or not. They slightly redesigned them at 1 point-exactly where that was I don't know offhand.
     

  3. kdog

    kdog New Member

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    My P226 was built in 1994
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I'm thinking the spring kit should fit no problem, we'll let some of the Sig guys chime in.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    shoot sig an email to the customer support include the serial number and model and they will tell ya what ya need to know.
     
  6. NGIB

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  7. kdog

    kdog New Member

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    Unfortunately here in germany, they don`t have a online shop. At least I havn`t found it. So I am kind of stuck to the differen`t shops.

    There is no use for me to look into shops in the US, since alone the postage would make it to expencive to order there.

    Midway is the only shop I have found, that also has a shop here in germany and also sells these parts.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It depends on what they refer to as the "older" Sigs. Yours likely has the three piece slide (original configuration). I believe the newer slides are made in the US so you likely would not have one in Germany. The newer slides are roll marked "stainless steel" on the left side.

    Nice price for the parts kit even though it says out of stock right now. Do you need the whole parts kit or just the recoil spring?
     
  9. kdog

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    It`s out of stock here aswell, but usually they deliver in 10 to 14 days, or so.

    My idea was to do a general maintenancejob on the P226, since I don`t know what the previous owner has done.
    I do know that he or she didn`t really take much care about the cleaning job, siince there was lots of crud in there.
    I am waiting for my friend, a gunsmith at the german police, to have some time and we will fully dissassemble the p226 for a good clean.
    For that I was thinking to change all the springs in the gun.

    Mainly just to be on the safe side.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    good idea. sig springs wear pretty quick ive had a 220 and a 226 for nearly 20 years now and both have gone through about 3 total replacements of springs. kinda why i switched to the 1911 full time not much they need to keep running. maybe a recoil spring once a decade or so.
     
  11. crockett007

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    Call them up on the toll free, Midway will tell you if your pistol is compatible.:)
     
  12. shootingmad

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    Its hard to tell what they class as "new" model. You should contact them about it and ask from which year onwards are new models classed as.
    In 1996 they redesigned the breach block and slide as well as the grips, and in 1998 they redesigned the trigger bar spring and changed the grips back.
    If you put some pictures up I should be able to tell you.
    Hope this has helped.
     
  13. Hambone

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    It won't fit
    The 1998 tigger bar spring will not fit under the grips of a 1994 model, that is why the changed the grips in 1998 also.
     
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