SOLD FOR: $1,425.00
Make: Sig Sauer
Serial Number: B197974
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Decocker and Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Sig Sauer” and “SIGARMS INC. / EXETER-NH”. The right side of the slide is marked “B 197 974 / P228 / MADE IN W.GERMANY”. The bottom of the slide in front of the dust cover is marked with a Kiel proof mark, definitive proof mark, and “KD” date code. The right side of the frame is also marked with the serial number “B 197 974” and a definitive proof mark. The barrel is marked “9mm Para”. The right grip panel is marked “SIG SAUER” and the left “P228”. Each magazine is marked “SIG SAUER” on the left, “5 / 10 / 13” at the witness holes on the back.
Barrel Length: 3 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot recess set in a dovetail at the muzzle. The rear sight is a square notch with a vertical white line underneath dovetailed at the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are textured plastic with smooth borders. There are no notable flaws to the grips. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue slide and barrel, black anodized frame.
Finish Originality: 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 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish is found in very light operational wear on the barrel. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth, the single action crisp. Slide to frame fit is tight. 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: This pistol comes with a gray two-piece Sig Sauer cardboard box with fitted foam liner and serial-matching lable, manual and a total of two 13-round magazines. The box has a few light marks and is in about Excellent condition. One magazine installed has very light use wear in about Excellent condition. The other is still in factory wrapping in Excellent condition. The magazines will not be shipped or transferred to a winner who lives in a state in which they cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: The Sig Sauer P228, designated M11 by the U.S. Military, is a compact double stack 9mm full size combat pistol, a smaller version of the P226. It can also be used for Carry and self-defense. The gun fits the hand well and has familiar controls found on other Sig models. Sig has multiple contracts with different countries from basic law enforcement to special forces because they make the best. This pistol is ergonomic, reliable, and in Excellent condition. It comes in its original box and appears as though it was fired rarely, if at all, outside factory testing. It is still in its plastic bag with lubricant similar to how Sigs are packaged from the factory with a hang-tag on the trigger guard recommending that one read the manual prior to firing. This makes it a great “Used” gun option for anyone in the market for a quality semi-automatic pistol. Early Sig Sauer pistols have long been recognized as being some of the highest quality handguns on the market; in fact, West German manufacturing was so much better quality than their East German counterparts that manufacturers successfully lobbied the government to continue to mark their products with West Germany for 5 years after reunification to assure their customers that they were getting the best. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.