~ Ex-German Police Sig Sauer P225/P6 Semi-Automatic Pistol, New Spec Deact ~
The Sig comes with its deactivation certificate dated 12/10/2015.
The left side of the slide is stamped ‘SIG SAUER Made in Germany’.
The opposite side is stamped ‘P6’ (only police issued versions will have this stamp), ‘NW 655’ and the manufacturing date ‘10/78’.
At the front the slide bears a pair of German proof marks.
On the right side the main frame is stamped with serial number ‘M 531202’.
The blue painted magazine but is stamped ‘P6’ and ‘9mm x 19’.
An interesting feature is that the magazine is similar with the one used in Walther P38, which SIG P6 had to replace. This special feature allowed the magazines to be interchangeable on both pistols, as the ammunition used was the same.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 3.95 inches (10 cm) and the overall length of the pistol is 7.5 inches (19 cm).
It weighs 800 grams.
~ Condition ~
The pistol has minimum signs of wear.
It can be field stripped.
It cocks and dry fires.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £15 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ SIG-Sauer P6 ~
The SIG P225 is a more compact version of the SIG P220. The Swiss Army was looking for a new pistol and the SIG P210 was too costly to manufacture.
The Swiss Army wanted a cheaper semi-automatic handgun, that would still provide excellent functionality and a double-action trigger. SIG, in cooperation with a German arms company, J.P. Sauer & Sohn, developed a new pistol, the Pist 75 (as it was known in the Swiss Army service).
The 9mm SIG-Sauer P220, debuted with various new and inventive features. It utilized a single column magazine holding eight 9 mm rounds and had a 3.9 in. barrel.
A new German police standard, in the mid-1970s, prompted SIG-Sauer, Heckler & Koch, and Walther to develop new pistols.
The P225/P6 was created to conform with the mid-1970s West German police requirements for its standard service pistol. The SIG-Sauer P225 was the least expensive (due mainly to the inventive design) and received the majority of the orders.
Genuine P225s manufactured for the West German Police will have a "P6" stamp on the right side of the slide. A new police standard was adopted in Germany in 1995, and the P225 is in the process of being replaced.
German police pistols can be identified by the hammer, which has small "ear" or "hook". According to section 7.7 of the German manual, the cutout is the Deformationssporn, which means “deformation spur”. This was a requirement of the West German Police for all their P6 pistols, to alert police armorers if the pistol was dropped on its hammer.