SOLD FOR: $4125
Make: Sig Sauer
Model: P226 X-Five Skeleton
Serial Number: 71-226-009538
Year of Manufacture: 2018 (BI Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Single Action Only Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SIG SAUER” and “XFIVE”. The right side of the slide is marked with “P226”, the serial number “71-226-009538”, “DE”, and “CIP” over “N”. The right side of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “P226 / 71-226-009538 / 9mm Para”, the left side is marked “CIP / N”, a proof mark, “BI” date code, “SIG SAUER”, and “DE”, the bottom has a QR code. The right side of the frame is marked with “P226 / 71-226-009538”, “DE”, “CIP” over “N”, and “MADE IN GERMANY”. The underside of the top of the slide is marked with a QR code.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch pinned to the slide that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are gray checkered laminate that wrap around the backstrap, leaving the checkered front strap exposed. The grip shows only minor handling marks, but otherwise has no notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mainly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is light erosion in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 7.5/10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its finish. There is stubborn dried grease on the sides of the frame and some on the left side of the slide as well. The screws show minor tool marks with sharp slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine-Plus 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 serial-matching cardboard box, a black plastic Sig Sauer case, two (2) 17-round magazines, a serial-matching test-fire target, a 25g tube of Sig Sauer high definition gun grease, and two manuals.
Our Assessment: The Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Skeleton is a high-end, competition-focused variant of the popular Sig Sauer P226 handgun. It is designed for serious competitive shooters who demand the highest levels of accuracy and precision from their firearms. The P226 X-Five Skeleton features a number of upgrades and enhancements over the standard P226, including a skeletonized slide and frame that reduce weight and improve balance, a high-performance trigger that is adjustable for pre-travel and over-travel, and a specially designed beavertail that provides a higher grip for greater control and improved accuracy. The pistol also has an extended magazine well for faster reloads, and the grip features aggressive checkering for a secure and comfortable hold. The X-Five Skeleton is chambered in 9mm and has a capacity of 17 rounds, making it well-suited for competitive shooting events. The Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Skeleton is a premium handgun that is designed for serious shooters who demand the highest levels of performance and precision. It is not only a high-performance firearm, but also an attractive one with its distinctive skeletonized slide and frame. Please see our photos and good luck!