Sig Sauer Model P220 P-220 P 220 .38 Super 4.4″ Semi-Automatic Pistol 1988
SOLD FOR: $1692
Make: Sig Sauer
Serial Number: G156653
Year of Manufacture: 1988 (JJ Date Code)
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol with Decocker. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and a proof. The right side of the slide is marked with the serial number and “P220 / MADE IN W. GERMANY”. The right side of the chamber is marked “.38 Super Auto”. The bottom of the slide in front of the dust cover has proofs and the date code. The left of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER” and “SIGARMS INC. / Herndon, VA”.
Barrel Length: 4.4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with a white alignment reference and is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black plastic two-piece panels with smooth borders that enclose the backstrap. The grips have light handling wear with no major defects. The checkering is generally sharp with just a few lightly compressed checkers on either panel. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Nitron & Black 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 is faint thinning on the leading edges of the slide. A few light scratches can be viewed on the top of the slide. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are strong and clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent 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: None. No magazine is included.
Our Assessment: Found on Group Coalition, “Released in 1975, the P220 was a successor to the Swiss military’s P210. The problem with the P210 was that it was too expensive for general use. SIG’s solution to this was to design a new gun that would maintain quality at a fair price-point, and so birthed the P220. The P210 was eventually phased out and the P220 replaced it as the Swiss military’s standard sidearm. That decision soon reverberated throughout the free world, and people quickly started taking notice. The P220 was manufactured in Germany from the 1970’s until the late 1990’s, when Sig Sauer completely switched to the American Exeter facility.” This is a nice example made in 1988 and chambered in .38 Super. Because of its larger case volume, which allows for more smokeless powder and results in higher muzzle velocities at similar pressure levels, the .38 Super offers higher bullet velocity potential than the 9×19mm Parabellum when handloaded and in some defense loadings. This pistol rates in about Fine-Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!