SOLD FOR: $2865
Make: Sig Sauer, West Germany
Model: P6 Cutaway Demonstration, Non-Firing
Serial Number: 512
Year of Manufacture: October 1981 (10/81 Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Cutaway Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number above the trigger guard and with a proof behind the trigger. The right side of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “9mmx19 / 512”, the left side is marked “SIG SAUER”. The right side of the slide is marked “P6”, “M40044/ / A” and “10/81 / 512”. The left side of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER MADE IN W. GERMANY”. The bottom of the slide is marked with proofs. The floorplate of the magazine is marked “P6 / 9mmx19”.
Barrel Length: 3 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch that is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black synthetic panels that envelop the back strap. Portions have been cut away to view the internal mechanics of the gun. There is a vertical crack through the middle of the right panel. There is also a small crack on the bottom of the left panel. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp except where interrupted by the crack. The grips rate in about Good overall condition and would easily rate in Fine-Excellent condition if not for the cracks.
Type of Finish: Black Phosphate with Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some slightly thinned spots along the leading edges. There are some scattered faint lines throughout the slide. The sides of the hammer have taken a slight plum hue. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This is a cutaway model for demonstration purposes and cannot be fired. 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 an 8-round magazine. The mag is marked “P6 / 9mmx19”.
Our Assessment: The P6 was designed for a West German police contract when their old pistols were outdated.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. This example is a factory cutaway model for demonstration purposes. Please see our photos and good luck!