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Sig 226 Refinishing, hurt the value?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by MattBG, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Hello All-

    I just got a W German Sig 226 9mm, it has a good amount of holster wear on the slide.

    I was thinking of having the slide refinished in black.

    I think it will make the gun look better, but will refinishing hurt the value of the pistol?

    Thanks.
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    If you have the slide redone in the original finish, (blackened stainless) not much. I stay away from buying guns with the new "painted" finishes. I guess it's the difference between refinishing and restoring for me.
     
  3. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    It's not your granddad's 1918 Colt
    As long as you don't wire wheel the slide, hose some duracoat on it and run a hairdryer over it it won't hurt the value IMO.
    There are a lot of durable finishes that are far better than factory.
    I have older Sigs that were duty guns and both are getting dropped off to get redone when I get around to it.
    The P220 just needs the slide done, a large portion of the finish is gone. You can just make out the pitting on the right side from the webbing of the holster. Media blasting should make it go away. That will get matte black.
    The P225 is getting both done. frame and slide. Whatever it was holsterd in was pretty aggresive, wore through the anodizing on the front strap down to aluminum.
    All stainless color, black controls and some nice wood grips should look pretty slick.
    A lot of thumbs up for twisted firearms so that's where mine is headed.
    Twisted Firearms LLC
     
  4. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe Sig charges $99 to put a new coat of Nitron finish on your slide.
     
  5. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Thanks guys, I'll check out twisted and sig, and get this baby looking good again...