I just finished striping the upper of my 226 and found some things that made NO sense. I did not know how ignorant I was, or am.
I watched a video of some dude that created a video titled “Complete Disassembly and Reassembly of P226” .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wku1ye1Ig1E
He just tapped out the firing pin retaining pin,push in the firing pin, depressed the firing pin blocker, and it was apart and his reassembly never mentioned the extractor.
When I looked at my slide there was no way to remove that pin from the right side so I reviewed the video again and realized my slide did look the same as the one in the video. So I went to my owners manual and it had exploded views of the 220,224,226,229 and 239. I looked at the view for 226 and low and behold there is no extractor on the right side of the slide.
The first thing I thought was, OH NO my formative tears were catching up to me. I went on line and found the same cannumdron https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/sig-sauer/auto-pistols-sig/226-sig/parts-list-p226.
From working on other firearms my experience has been that sometimes manufactures change things. So I started to look at the exploded views of other models in the owners manual (thank GOD I had a manual that had the exploded views of those other models). I found the P224 had the slide I had. Then went online and after jumping through the maze on the Sig Sauer site found the exploded parts view of the 226 and sure enough it looked my slide.
Now that I was safe if I lost any parts I dove in and now have a clean and Teflon Hornady ONE SHOT lubed slide.While I had the slide off I shot some HORNADYs in the lower and it functions fine.
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All this work was to prepare for the install of the Sig SRT kit and the Armorers Craft dual adjustable flat trigger, which are to be here tomorrow
Glad I purchased NO spring kits for this install seeing how the TP weht to just under 2lb 5oz.
Now back to my ignorance that still lingers. Does anyone know when these changes happened.