SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Sig Sauer
Serial Number: 55B045096
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER P229C”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number “55B045096” and “SIG SAUER INC. / EXETER-NH-USA”. The right side of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “9MM PARA / SIG”. The grip panels are marked “SIG SAUER”. The underside of the top of the slide is marked “1989 02”.
Barrel Length: 3.5”
Sights/Optics: The pistol is equipped with Trijicon night sights. The front sight is a blade with a tritium lamp dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with two tritium lamps on either side that is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece textured black synthetic panels that wrap around the backstrap. The front strap is checkered. There are minor handling marks, but otherwise the grips are free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Black Nitron
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear on the barrel and the controls. The front strap checkering is crisp. All screws are sharp, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action is light and crisp, and the double action is smooth. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This pistol comes in a black Sig Sauer hard case with a serial matching label, two 15-round magazines, a safety lock, and a manual. Please note, no magazines will be included where prohibited by law.
Our Assessment: Introduced in 1992, the P229 is an upgrade to the P228 being an identical compact firearm often used for duty or concealed carry purposes. Developed specifically for the US market and assembled with both German and US-made parts, the P229 features a heavier slide to tolerate more powerful rounds the P228 is incapable of. This example is a P229C that doesn’t appear to have seen much use, manufactured in 2016. Included with this pistol is a serial matching hard case and two magazines to get you started. This pistol is very clean, in about Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!