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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 5/24/2002 7:17:47 AM EDT
Seen a 228 at the gunshop without a decocking lever. No slot for one. Built in W. Germany. I don't know anything about sig's. They were asking $350 and it looked well used. Should I steer clear?
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 9:18:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2002 9:19:47 AM EDT by s0ulzer0]
Sounds like it's a Double Action Only model,
they don't have decocking levers.
Single/Double action 228s in my area are selling
for 449 w/1 13rnd preban factory mag.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 6:38:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Leveler:
Seen a 228 at the gunshop without a decocking lever. No slot for one. Built in W. Germany. I don't know anything about sig's. They were asking $350 and it looked well used. Should I steer clear?



I don't know where your area is but it is probably a LE trade-in. They can be some of the best buys around. Often they will look terrible, lots of holster wear and scratches, but be almost brand new mechanically. They may only have a few hundred rounds through them (annual qualifying), not even broken in.

You can get one refinished by SiGArms for about $60.00.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 10:55:23 AM EDT
oh. I kinda thought it was an LE trade. I was just weirded out by it not having lever. I didn't realize there were any made like that.

Since it's used they'll let me shoot it first.
Thanks for the input!!!
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 2:43:55 PM EDT
That sounds like a good situation there Leveler...let's us know what happens. We ned both a range report and word if you decide to buy it. Good luck and glad to see you posting in the Sig Forum.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 12:31:01 PM EDT
Well, I test fired the 228 today. The gunshop gave me a target, 6 rounds of Wolf 9mm and let me use the range. DA only. I fired 3 mags of 2 rounds each, mainly for function and grouping.

Offhand at 50ft I got grouping of about 2 to 3 inches. At 25ft I got in the 10 ring. Function seemed fine.

I told him if he'd take $330 that I'd put it on layaway today. He said If I Paid in full today, I could have it for $300 out the door.

So, when he finished twisting my arm, I bought myself a Sig. It only came with a 10 round mag. How much sould a hi cap cost and what brand(Mecgar)? Is a 228 interchangeable with any others? Thanks for the input. I'll put it thru hell at the range next week after my "cool down" waiting period.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:20:57 PM EDT
If I'm not mistaken, 226 mags work in the 228.
Gun-Fan is selling Sig Factory 226 mags,
preban 15 rounds for $45 each. Great price.
In my area (GA), the factory demo mags sell for $65 each, so $45 is a great deal.
I plan to get a couple, he has 15 mags.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=120450

Link Posted: 6/5/2002 4:06:57 AM EDT
Leveler

You stole that puppy. And I do mean stole. You are a good $100 to $200 below the norm for a 228. Now get out there and shoot the hell out of it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 6:49:57 AM EDT
Going to pick it up today at lunch. I'll hit the range tomorrow.

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I checked the "Sig FAQs", very helpfull. The 226 mags will fit but will protrude from the bottom. The 228 & 229 mags are identical.

Ya, I think I got a good deal, just couldn't pass it up!
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