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SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
9/4/2011 7:30:08 AM EST
This is a pic of my Sig. Bought from a co worker during the mag ban almost ten years ago.Its a 226 made in Germany, 15 round mags.I always hear of Sig's made in W.Germany. This one has the Made in Germany stamp on the slide and according to markings under the barrel 1995 Year of Production.Is it rare at all or as common as W.German Production ?
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P08  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 7:48:23 AM EST
Up until production was set up in the US all Sigs were marked W Germany. While not rare they do command a premium over a US made Sig.
EdgecrusherXES_45  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 8:09:18 AM EST
I have a P228 marked W. Germany it is a very nice pistol I bought it because I wanted a P228 made in Germany.
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
9/4/2011 8:17:32 AM EST
This one is just marked Germany NOT W Germany.
Ghetto  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 10:15:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By SandWMandP15Tee:
This one is just marked Germany NOT W Germany.

Ever heard of the Berlin wall?

Just in case http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

The Berlin Wall created an East and West Germany, it fell in 1989 and after that both East and West Germany became one country known as Germany.
P08  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 10:21:46 AM EST
Is it import marked? If not it could be a European model exported to the USA after reunification.
fook  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 10:47:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ghetto:

Originally Posted By SandWMandP15Tee:
This one is just marked Germany NOT W Germany.

Ever heard of the Berlin wall?

Just in case http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

The Berlin Wall created an East and West Germany, it fell in 1989 and after that both East and West Germany became one country known as Germany.






Well, then both my 226 and 228 must be special, cuz' both of them are marked "W Germany."


Guess they never took a history lesson, huh?

MarcW  [Member]
9/4/2011 11:05:20 AM EST
Every German SIG Sauer made after the reunification of Germany (October 3, 1990) is marked "made in Germany".

BuddyChryst  [Member]
9/4/2011 11:08:45 AM EST
I gotta ask...what's with the passport? Plan on taking your pistol out of the country much?
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
9/4/2011 11:22:59 AM EST
Just a photo prop.Thought it would look better with it. it's a real passport though.
TomHighway  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 12:43:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By MarcW:
Every German SIG Sauer made after the reunification of Germany (October 3, 1990) is marked "made in Germany".

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Actually, they're not. SIG had a bunch of parts inventory at the time of German Reunification in 1990. SIG continued to assemble guns that bore the "Made in W. Germany" through 1995. In 1996, the "W." was stamped over with the Sauer Triple S sign. SIGs assembled in 1997 and later said "Made in Germany" on the slide.

I do agree with what others have said that SIGs assembled after 1990 are German SIGs, not West German SIGs. Whether the pre-Reunification SIGs are "better" or worth more that those assembled after Reunification has been debated a lot on the SIG Forum. I have SIGs both pre- and post-Reunification. They are both high quality and shoot great. I see no difference in the guns from the two periods. YMMV.

P08  [Team Member]
9/4/2011 12:55:58 PM EST
A really old Sig 220

Note it says Western Germany instead of W Germany


HH = 1977
silversport  [Member]
9/5/2011 4:26:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By TomHighway:
Originally Posted By MarcW:
Every German SIG Sauer made after the reunification of Germany (October 3, 1990) is marked "made in Germany".

<a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/813/10203536af814a58241452a.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/9292/10203536af814a58241452a.jpg</a>


Actually, they're not. SIG had a bunch of parts inventory at the time of German Reunification in 1990. SIG continued to assemble guns that bore the "Made in W. Germany" through 1995. In 1996, the "W." was stamped over with the Sauer Triple S sign. SIGs assembled in 1997 and later said "Made in Germany" on the slide.

I do agree with what others have said that SIGs assembled after 1990 are German SIGs, not West German SIGs. Whether the pre-Reunification SIGs are "better" or worth more that those assembled after Reunification has been debated a lot on the SIG Forum. I have SIGs both pre- and post-Reunification. They are both high quality and shoot great. I see no difference in the guns from the two periods. YMMV.



right...my 1994 SiG P220 is still marked Made in W Germany...

To the OP...any of the SiGs made in Germany (be it W Germany or Germany) are preferred by many as being the ones to get...I have seen many made in Exeter that are just as nice but YMMV...all my current SiGs (P220, P225, P230 and P245) are all of German manufacture...with the exception of my 556...

Bill

veeklog  [Team Member]
9/5/2011 4:38:15 AM EST

I thought my 226 was old being stamped "Sig Sauer, Herndon, VA"
P08  [Team Member]
9/5/2011 6:46:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By veeklog:

I thought my 226 was old being stamped "Sig Sauer, Herndon, VA"
Hawes imported Sigs are the first in the country. They only imported for maybe 6 months before Browning started bringing them in under their name. Mine is LNIB in .38 super as well.

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