Make: Sig Sauer
Serial Number: G185091
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (KB Date Code)
Caliber: .45 A.C.P.
Action Type: Double Action / Single Action (DA / SA), Removable Magazine Fed Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SIG / SAUER / SIG SAUER INC. EXETER – NH”, the right side is marked with the serial number and “P220 / MADE IN W. GERMANY”, the underside has two proof marks and “KB” date code. The right side of the barrel, visible through the ejection port is marked “.45 Auto”, the left side is marked “SIG / SAUER” and the serial number. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and an eagle over “N” proof. One of the magazines is marked “SIG SAUER / P220-1 / .45 / MADE IN ITALY”, the other is marked “.45 Auto”.
Barrel Length: 4.4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three dot “Sig Light” sight configuration, however the lamps no longer glow in the dark (natural with age). The front sight is a black blade with a night sight insert on a base that is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a flat top square notched base with two night sight inserts; the base is dovetailed onto the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black plastic panels with checkering on the flanks; the stocks wrap around the back strap and provide more checkering for traction. The stocks have scattered instances of light compression in the checkers with scuffs and shallow compression marks on the smooth bordering, please see our pictures. There are no cracks or chip losses. The grips rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Electroless Nickel with Blued Barrel
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 91% of its metal finish. The surfaces show some light scattered scuff marks and a few infrequent light dings. The edges of the components have wear which has polished the finish. The surfaces under the metal show a few casting flaws on the frame and polishing blemishes from the factory. The barrel shows expected scuff wear from normal cycling. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a decocker lever with the takedown lever and slide stop located on the left side. The double and single action pulls are smooth and crisp, with a rebounding hammer. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a non-serialized but correct factory gray plastic hard case which shows a few scuffs from storage, with no major damages, in Excellent condition. Two 7-round magazines are included, along with a factory owner’s manual; these items have a few scuffs and are in Fine Plus to Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is the legendary P220 from Sig Sauer, but finished in Electroless Nickel, which, according to the Blue Book of Gun Values, was discontinued in 1991, the same year this pistol was made. This item has about 91% of its finish remaining, a sharp, bright bore and sturdy high strength grip panels. The durability, accuracy and effectiveness of this platform has been tried, tested and proven for decades now; according to Sig Sauer’s website, the pistol can chew through 10,000 rounds in a single day with no issues. If you are looking for a home defense or duty gun with some serious swagger, take a look at this one. Two magazines, an owner’s manual and factory gray plastic hard case are included. Please see our pictures and good luck.