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Sig Sauer P220 Problem
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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 10:25 PM
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I took my Sig Sauer P220 45 ACP to the gunsmith, he said I need a new "internal extractor". It's an older model and apparently this is not uncommon.

1) has anyone experienced a similar problem, and
2) do you know where I can order a replacement (he's having a problem finding one)

Interesting also, on one side it says Browning and the other side it says Sig Sauer. The gunsmith said it was a Sig made for Browning.

Thanks!

Last edited on Sun Mar 5th, 2017 10:28 PM by Paso.Man



 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 02:29 AM
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I would check with Numrich, and if they don't have it I would find a SIG forum and look for info there.

I do know that Browning did the importing for SIG in the late 70s early 80s.

I remember the P220 being called the BDM or BDA and available in .38 Super as well as .45 ACP with a Euro heel mag catch.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 08:46 AM
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From what I could find it appears you may have the Sig P220 BDA which was originally produced for the Swiss Police and Military.

They were made from 1977 to 1980 in 3 calibers.. 9mm, 38 Super and 45 ACP. They had many of the features of the early model Sig P220's.

On a side note, the Browning BDM is a pure bred Browning developed for the FBI service trails but ended up in the commercial market. Different sources say it was produced between 1991 to 93 while others say 91 to 98.

I have 3 of the BDM's and there are superb handguns but were only made in 9mm Luger. They have a slimmer grip than the Browning Hi-Power and originally came with a 15 rd magazines.

My wife loves the BDM because it fits her small hand better then most pistols.

The Browning BDM is unique in that it has a 'selector' switch on it which the user can convert it from DA/SA or DAO.

In the photo you can see the selector on the back of the slide. It is marked P & R. The R is DAO and was considered a transition for LEO's changing from revolvers to auto-loaders but Glock hit the market at the same time and the BDM finally went the way of the Dodo bird.

The last time I found Browning 15 rd mags the asking price was $150.00 each but 10 rd mags are somewhat available.

The 2-tone Browning in the photo is called the 'Practical'. I have one and my wife's is standard black finished that has since been 'wrapped' according to her taste. I'll have to find a photo of it...it is interesting.

Back on topic.... I have an early 'All Steel' model of the P220 stamped "Made in W. Germany"

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 Posted: Tue Mar 21st, 2017 01:52 PM
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you might check sigforum.com, lots of sig expertise there.



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Thanks, I actually did join that forum, and did find a solution there. Once I get it fixed, I'll report back here what I found.

I just want to report the results when done.



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