SOLD FOR: $3300
Make: Sig Sauer
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2017-2018
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Striker-Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazines
Markings: The fire control unit (FCU) is marked “TF003307” and with a QR square on the right side, visible through a window on the grip frame. The left-inside of the FCU is marked “SIG SAUER INC / NEWINGTON-NH USA.”. The top-inside of the FCU below the takedown lever is marked “08181”. The right of the grip frame is marked “NEWINGTON, NH, USA” above the trigger guard, each side of the grip HAS “SIG SAUER”, the right of the grip and the bottom of the dust cover each have “18” hand-written in black. The left of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER M17” and “MFR: 6ZWB1 PN; 13067008-1”. The inside of the slide is marked “H17 1265 01”. The right of the barrel is marked “9mm x 19 / 7ZWB1 / 13067009”, the left “SIG SAUER / G17” and the left of the barrel lug “P”.
Barrel Length: 4.7”
Sights/ Optics: The sights are a night-sight set. The front sight is a blade with a single lamp, dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two lamps mounted to a plate on the rear of the slide. The plate can be removed for mounting a reflex sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip is one-piece Coyote Tan polymer with a textured grip area, serrations on the front of the trigger guard, and integral picatinny rail on the dust cover for mounting accessories (none present). The grip shows light handling wear with some scattered light scuffs and scratches. There is some light-colored residue in the backstrap. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Coyote Tan
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, most not through the finish. The most notable finish wear is on the top of the optics plate and operational wear on the barrel. There is some light handling wear on the controls. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit has minor play. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories:
-Cardboard box with serial-matching Sig Sauer labels.
-One 17-round magazine and two 21-round magazines.
-Heavy recoil spring assembly.
-Assortment of factory paperwork including manual and certificate of eligibility.
-Chamber flag and cable lock.
Our Assessment: As had previously occurred with the venerable 1911A1, the Beretta M9 which replaced it saw extensive use and abuse. By 2008, some Berettas in inventory were nearing the end of their service lives and the United States began looking for a replacement. Thus began the Modular Handgun System competition. The MHS was to be truly modular, with a picatinny rail for accessories, ability to alter the grip to fit different hands, multiple magazine options, ability to mount a suppressor, and ambidextrous controls.
The result of the competition was the adoption of a variant of the Sig Sauer P320 which was designated the M17. The M17 has a removable fire control unit which can be installed in a variety of grip modules, accept a variety of slide modules, and which incorporated the capability to mount a reflex sight. The M17 has been adopted by most branches of the US military and is currently in service.
This example, according to the included Certificate of Authenticity, was issued and fielded during the initial domestic and in-theatre deployment of the MHS Program and manufactured for the U.S. Army. The pistol shows signs of use, but is still in Very Good-Fine condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. This is a great opportunity for fans of Sig Sauer and collectors of U.S. Military small arms. There’s no telling when or if the M17 pistols will be surplused to the commercial market again. Even better, this one comes from the collection of author Kevin Williams, best known for his exceptional work on the topic of General Officers Pistols & Clandestine Organization Pistols of WWII. Please see our photos and good luck!