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I just won a W. German 226 that looks like it's from 1989 according to the posted S/N lists. I'm pretty excited, to say the least. It ships out today. I'll definitely post pics next week when I get it.

In the meantime, I'm going to order a P226 Parts Kit to replace springs and pins. Is the current one from Sig still good to go for a German 226? I've already ordered the original trigger bar spring (spring-36) from Sig so I can continue to use the original grips. Will the remainder of the springs and pins from the modern parts kit work in the older 226?

The MK25 spare parts kit seems to have even more small parts in it? Use that one instead?

Do I need to replace the extractor and extractor spring?

Repack the hammer/sear with grease?

Or...should I just give it a good cleaning/inspection and go shoot?
 

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Gratz!

First, I might suggest you download a copy of the SIG armorers manual. You can find a copy of the latest version I'm aware of HERE, about 2/3 of the way down the page.

Your W German P226 will have the folded steel slide. It will use the two roll pins to the left in the attached picture. Not sure which pins are included in the current parts kit, but these you will need.

Regarding the extractor, no spring is used in the folded slide model. The extractor serves as it's own spring.

If this was my gun, not knowing the history, I would do a complete teardown, the armorer manual will serve you well. Clean it all up and oil on all the pins, grease on the slide/frame rails and the hammer strut/main spring interface along with the face where the trigger bar rides the frame below the hammer pin.

Enjoy!
 

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swampmonger, from the looks of the P226 9mm parts kit, it does have both the inner and outer pins, to secure the breachblock to the slide. It is fortunate that you got the Trigger bar spring (Spring-36) as it has been discontinued according to most parts suppliers.
Follow Malicious Compliances' suggestions, and you should be all right.
 

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Alright! Nice...one of the best pistols ever made. Nothing wrong with having a parts kit, but unless you're pretty knowledgable about these things, I would send it in to Sig for a Full Service Package. It is the best value they offer, and it will have your gun running like a top.
 
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Gratz!

First, I might suggest you download a copy of the SIG armorers manual. You can find a copy of the latest version I'm aware of HERE, about 2/3 of the way down the page.

Your W German P226 will have the folded steel slide. It will use the two roll pins to the left in the attached picture. Not sure which pins are included in the current parts kit, but these you will need.

Regarding the extractor, no spring is used in the folded slide model. The extractor serves as it's own spring.

If this was my gun, not knowing the history, I would do a complete teardown, the armorer manual will serve you well. Clean it all up and oil on all the pins, grease on the slide/frame rails and the hammer strut/main spring interface along with the face where the trigger bar rides the frame below the hammer pin.

Enjoy!
Thanks for the great advice. I've just read the armorer's manual. Thanks for the link. To clarify, you're saying to do a complete takedown, inspection and lube. That means light oil (lubriplate 350-AW in my case) on pins such as the sear and hammer pivots and on the new slide roll pins. Then grease (lubriplate SFL-0 in my case) the interfaces you mentioned. Then reassemble the gun with the new springs from the parts kit.

If correct, that leaves the original main spring, firing pin safety lock spring, firing pin spring, extractor, sear spring, and hammer reset spring in the gun. Are those replaced only when issues arise or should I be replacing them now as well?

Thank you all, again, for all your help. Sorry for being a pest, but I want this 226 to replace my MK25 as my primary sidearm so I want to cover everything.
 

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IF this was my gun;
IF I had no history of it's use; and
IF I planned to use this for defense

I would replace every spring in the weapon.
That's why I would send it to SIG for the SSP. It will also include a set of new night sights.
 

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That's why I would send it to SIG for the SSP. It will also include a set of new night sights.
Hmmm, I didn't know they offered that. That's very interesting. On one hand, I would prefer to replace everything top to bottom myself and be done with it. On the other, I wouldn't mind having Sig look it over and put night sights on it. Decisions...decisions...
 

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Congrats on your P226. I've got an '88 (U188XXX) and it's been a great gun. I bought a parts kit for it and upgraded the mainspring assembly.
 

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These aren't ancient Chinese vases. Oil it up and shoot the you know what out of it. If something breaks, which chances are nothing will, just replace the part and move on.
Some truth to that. I have guns from the late 1800`s and early 1900's that shoot great.
 

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Dang it! It arrives tomorrow, but my FFL is closed today and tomorrow for Easter. Oh, well. I guess I'll see her Tuesday. :thumbsup:
 
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