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meathead19
12-18-2011, 08:22
appears to be in 95% condition with matching proof marks on slide, barrel, etc.

Has box and original mags.

Is $500.00 a reasonable offer? Are these becoming "collectible?"

Thanks.

CJStudent
12-18-2011, 08:23
Seems reasonable to me for a FTF sale. At a shop, they'll probably run $550+

holesinpaper
12-18-2011, 15:49
Shoots nicer than the 229 imho.

Still being manufactured in small runs, so not super collectible afaik.

Price seems ok.

meathead19
12-18-2011, 16:40
Thanks all.

District18
12-18-2011, 16:45
Is the 228 really that much better than the 229?

427
12-18-2011, 16:55
Is the 228 really that much better than the 229?
Yes, they are.

CAcop
12-18-2011, 20:28
Is the 228 really that much better than the 229?

Yes the 229 seems a little top heavy. It was originally designed for the .40.

It kind of reminds me of the difference between the .40 Hi Power and the 9mm Hi Power. Perhaps even more so.

And yes $500 is a good deal. I got one a couple of years ago that was worn pretty bad for $400.

NeverMore1701
12-18-2011, 20:57
One of my favorite pistols, wish I hadn't sold mine. I'd say well worth $500.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
12-18-2011, 20:58
They're not what I'd call "collectible", but they're great guns and a good buy for $500

12131
12-18-2011, 21:35
Yes the 229 seems is a little top heavy. It was originally designed for the .40.

compared to the P228. :wavey:

12131
12-18-2011, 21:35
$500 for a 95% P228? I'd buy it in a heart beat.

jwhite75
12-18-2011, 21:53
Very decent deal. I love my 228 and it DOES shoot and handle better than a 229. You got the money...get it. You wont regret it.

bsg1
12-18-2011, 22:55
$500.00 for what you described is a very good deal.

pictures and more information would be most helpful for assessment.

Tiro Fijo
12-18-2011, 22:58
Gunbroker is chock full of Swiss Police imported 228's right now and most have little usage. They are running a tad under $500. The 228 is my favorite SIG. I have two.

12131
12-19-2011, 00:09
Gunbroker is chock full of Swiss Police imported 228's right now and most have little usage. They are running a tad under $500. The 228 is my favorite SIG. I have two.
Eh, I've seen pics of those Swiss Police P228s. I wouldn't pay more than $450 for one, even if I were really wanting one. $400 would be more like it.

meathead19
12-22-2011, 20:13
A pic....

http://cdn.armslist.com/images/posts/634579339465903060hm0asfj5.jpg

12131
12-22-2011, 21:06
^^^ Definitely excellent looking condition, from this one view.
If you have other views, and they show similar condition, then absolutely snatch it.

ColdBlooded
12-22-2011, 23:17
That is not factory finish. It is "ceramic coated", and DAO.

meathead19
12-23-2011, 07:25
That is not factory finish. It is "ceramic coated", and DAO.

Are you saying it's an aftermarket finish/not original?

If so, I assume that would decrease the value???

Line Rider
12-23-2011, 09:02
$500.00 is a good price. To be collectible I think it would have to be either a first run , have a very low serial number, or a limited run pistol. If you buy it to collect then you don't need to either carry or shoot it.

$500.00 I'd buy it.

meathead19
12-26-2011, 06:37
Seller confirmed it's not the original finish, but gave no other info.

Does that lower the value any?

cowboy1964
12-26-2011, 15:13
I've never felt my 229 was "top heavy" and it holds 2 more rounds than the 228.

ca survivor
12-26-2011, 16:15
excellent price in my area !!!!

Spiffums
12-26-2011, 16:32
I almost dropped $475 on a P228 with a crappy finish but had the DAO trigger in it. I want one sooo bad I had to talk myself out of it.

The pre 40 cal guns by everyone are so much better. They put beefer slides on 9mm frames to get in the game and then they beefed up the frames to help handle the 40 and started to use that frame size on the 9mms.

thecreeper23
12-27-2011, 11:48
The P228 is an excellent 9mm. SARCO had some in stock recently for $275, which is an unheard of price for a P228. I picked one up and it was dirty and worn, but solid. A P228 in good shape with a good finish is easily worth $500. i believe Wiedners has some Euro trade-ins for $465 right now, too.

bsg1
12-27-2011, 22:17
early w german offerings in like new (perfect) condition are finding their way into collectors safes. these safe queens have original finish, matching numbered box, manual and matching numbered target. in the collectors circuit they can command up to... and more than $1000.00. the P228, like the P225 ... has earned cult status. any alterations from "original factory" can lower value for the purist collector. time period factory options are acceptable to most collectors, unless the option permanently alters the gun; example of acceptable alteration is time period factory optional wood grips. an aftermarket finish destroys collectible potential for the gun... and it is then assessed as a shooter.

WarEagle32
12-28-2011, 00:27
I sure don't think there is much gap if any, between the 228 and the E2 229 9mm's! IMHO

SPIN2010
12-28-2011, 00:45
early w german offerings in like new (perfect) condition are finding their way into collectors safes. these safe queens have original finish, matching numbered box, manual and matching numbered target. in the collectors circuit they can command up to... and more than $1000.00. the P228, like the P225 ... has earned cult status. any alterations from "original factory" can lower value for the purist collector. time period factory options are acceptable to most collectors, unless the option permanently alters the gun; example of acceptable alteration is time period factory optional wood grips. an aftermarket finish destroys collectible potential for the gun... and it is then assessed as a shooter.

FACT! If you have one with the cardboard box, factory target, and all OEM (never fired) they are worth a mint. I just sold one as such and even at "collector" pricing I wish I had kept it. They are sweet!

Mark at SGB gets them now and then for a good price brand new from SIG but they are not like the old ones (have a rail).

jamaicanj
12-29-2011, 18:00
That's a great price

bsg1
01-01-2012, 20:38
w german lnib P228 sold on Gunbroker last night for $1301.00. there were 41 bidders... 11 of those bids were over $1000.00.

Line Rider
01-02-2012, 05:57
w german lnib P228 sold on Gunbroker last night for $1301.00. there were 41 bidders... 11 of those bids were over $1000.00.

:wow: $1301.00 for a P-228! They're out of their minds. :wow:

bsg1
01-02-2012, 11:44
:wow: $1301.00 for a P-228! They're out of their minds. :wow:


what the buyer purchased will not be a shooter; it is considered a collector's item and will be a permanent safe queen. it is a w german example of the P228; limited in numbers. the true collector does not necessarily buy for investment; investors buy for investment. collectors sometimes dictate the pace, and other times... respond to it. supply, demand and condition is what that P228 had going for it.

if the buyer wanted a shooter... an excellent condition P228 for $500.00-$600.00 would have sufficed. the buyer wanted a collectors item... and got one.

Flyer08
07-13-2012, 18:06
I just got in an estate sale a P228 with the numbered cardboard box, Plastic box, factory target, 3 mags, Papers. The original owner had 1 mag fired then cleaned and put in safe. Dated 1991. The trigger is fantastic.....

bsg1
07-14-2012, 02:47
a "new in box" w german P228 sold for $1,775.00 from a Gunbroker auction on 6/21/2012; auction # 291639096.