Sold For: $1,125
Make: Sig Sauer, West Germany
Model: P6, Nordrhein-Westfalen Police Issued
Serial Number: M465840
Year of Manufacture: January 1981 (1/81 Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number above the trigger guard, proof behind the trigger, and the words “PW ARMS REDMOND VA” above the dust cover. The right side of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “9mmx19 / 840”. The right side of the slide is marked “P6 NW” and “1/81 / 840”. The left side of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER MADE IN W. GERMANY”. The bottom of the slide is marked with proofs.
Barrel Length: 3 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch that is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic with smooth borders that enclose the backstrap. There are a few light marks on both the borders and checkering. The checkering is mainly intact and attractive but there are a few light marks and little flattened peaks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black with Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright though fading lightly and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The edges have thinned and there is finish loss on the corners of the trigger guard. There are some little nicks, most noticeable on the front strap. There is some mottled thinning on the slide, most noticeable on the top. There is a small spot of thinning appearing on the top of the slide in front of the port with a little bit of discoloration from previous oxidation within it. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn with deep slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: Included with this pistol is a blue Sig hard case with a serial matching label and an 8-round magazine. The mag is marked “P6 / 9mmx19”. The mag has some thinning and scuffs from standard use, it rates in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The P6 was designed for a West German police contract when their old pistols were outdated. The big names in German weapons making entered the bidding process including Walther with their P5, H&K with the classic P7, and Sig offered the P6. The P6 is basically a shrunk-down P220 chambered for 9mm. Walther and H&K lost because of price, so Sig decided to get creative. The slide was made of stamped steel and welded together with a steel breechblock pinned into the slide. It was inexpensive to produce and that ultimately was one of the reasons the German police purchased it. The German government approved pistols for sale to police and designated the models with a “P” for police (Polizei) and, after the P225 was configured to West German standards, it was called the P6. Another one of its interesting features is the little cut in the hammer spur, this was actually so that it was easy to tell if the gun was abused, they are commonly snapped off. This one has survived well and looks really great for a service weapon considering the Nordrhein-Westfalen (NW mark on slide) Police had it for almost 20 years! With its parts matched barrel, slide, and frame this is an excellent addition to a collection of Sigs, drop a bid. 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.