SOLD FOR: $1,880.00
Make: Sig Sauer
Model: P229 Sport, 229-357-SPORT
Serial Number: AI20627
Year of Manufacture: 1999 (KK date code)
Caliber: .357 Sig
Action Type: Removable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER P229 S” and “SIGARMS INC. / EXETER – NH – USA”, the right is marked with the serial number and eagle over “N” proof. The left of the frame is marked “SIGARMS INC / EXETER – NH”, the right is marked with the serial number, a SigArms logo and “MADE IN GERMANY”. The left of the barrel at the chamber is marked “SIG SAUER”, the right is marked “.357 SIG”, “KK” date code, eagle over “N” and with a Kiel proof mark.
Barrel Length: Approximately 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: There is a blade with a white dot dovetailed to the top of the compensator just behind the port. The rear sight is a square notch with two white dots in a base adjustable for windage and elevation dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece pebble textured black rubber SigArms branded Hogue grips which leave the serrated frontstrap exposed. The grips have light scuffing in the smooth portions and very light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrel, slide and frame rails show light operational wear. Otherwise, there is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp, the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The double action trigger is smooth. The single action has a smooth takeup followed by a crisp break. The controls function correctly. Due to CA law, we cannot assemble the pistol with its barrel, but there is nothing to indicate that the pistol would not function properly once assembled. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a black plastic SigArms case with serial-matching label, a total of two 10-round magazines with alloy extended floorplates, factory adjustment tools, triger lock, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The case has scattered light-moderate wear, in about Very Good condition. The other accessories are in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The P229 is a compact variant of the larger P226, itself a double stack magazine variant of the P220. Because of its compact size, relatively lightweight and large magazine capacity, the P229 is a favorite for duty and concealed carry purposes. This pistol, however, has been specially upgraded at the Sig factory for sport and competition. From its muzzle brake to its over-size controls, its adjustable target sights to its floorplate extensions, this is a factory race pistol, chambered for .357 Sig. The .357 Sig is essentially a .40 S&W necked down to .357″ and loaded to nearly .357 Magnum performance. It will make Major in USPSA, and that is likely one of the intended roles of the P229 Sport. While .357 Sig didn’t quite catch on as a very popular USPSA cartridge, it is nonetheless commercially available and a neat cartridge with great performance. This example is in Excellent condition, so it would make just as nice an addition to a Sig collection as it would a sporting pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.
CA Residents Note: The barrel included with this pistol is threaded to accept the included muzzle brake. It is not legal in California to assemble the pistol with the included barrel. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all state and local laws.