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Old 05-22-2020, 08:53 AM
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I recently bought a .22 lr conversion for the SIG P210 here in Switzerland

I resisted for a long time since they are quite pricey. This one was $ 950, which is a lot for a slide, barrel, guide rod/spring and one magazine. You can buy a nice gun for this money, even almost a milsurp complete P210.

However I finally gave in, as the .22 lr complete pistol (the SIG P210-7) is close to $ 3í000. And since those conversions are not produced anymore it will likely hold its value.

Mine came without the box, which is a blue cardboard similar to the ones the pistols shipped in. This pic is from the internet



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The guide rod has the caliber on it



The barrel and slide are numbered
The barrel doesnít have locking lugs like the big brother, itís a simple blowback





The top rear of the slide has a depression / cut in front of the sight to reduce weight



And reliefs under the front sight





Hereís a side by side comparison with a regular slide for 7.65 and 9 mm parabellum







And here it is mounted on my P210-1. The fit and finish is excellent, as I expected from SIG of this period













I took it to the range and I was impressed with both the accuracy at 25 meters and the reliability with CCI Minimag.



However I went a second time with match ammo and the reliability was not as good, seems it did not have enough energy to operate the slide reliably.

But I am very happy with this acquisition. One of the shooting club I frequent dedicates Tuesday to .22 lr, so I think Iíll have a lot of fun with this.
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Here is the one that came with my 210-1. I didn't get a box either.

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Old 05-22-2020, 10:27 PM
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You guys are very fortunate to own such beautiful handguns!!!
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Nice, very very nice. I had to buy a US-made 210 to get it in .22. (Cost $1200US)

It goes nicely with the .22 tops to my 9mm P220 and P226. Both shoot flawlessly and right on target.
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The new 210 is the only new production pistol that I have thought about buying.
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I've got this complete P210-6 set from 1967. It includes 9mm, 30 Luger, and 22LR

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I've got this complete P210-6 set from 1967. It includes 9mm, 30 Luger, and 22LR


Beautiful. Iíve never seen grips like these
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Beautiful. Iíve never seen grips like these
Thank you

The full checkered grips are extremely rare. Apparently Sig used them only for these old cased sets. Iíve never seen them on any P210 sold alone.

Here is an identical set that sold some years back. Itís a little older than mine, but identical otherwise. They come with the manual and test targets for each caliber.

You can see the grips in the link below.

Excellent Cased Sig Model SP 47/8 Target Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case, Extra Magazine and Convers
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:47 AM
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Nice conversion to go with the 9mm gun. Surely hard to find, nice deep bluing. I actually held a gun in .22 LR someone had at the club. Brian asked if I wanted to shoot it, told him no, it was great to say I held one. Larry
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Beautiful. Iíve never seen grips like these
Nice wood grips for the P210 are available from Nill, but they aren't cheap.
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Nice wood grips for the P210 are available from Nill, but they aren't cheap.
I think CLASSIC12's grips are already Nill's.
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The full checkered grips are extremely rare. Apparently Sig used them only for these old cased sets. Iíve never seen them on any P210 sold alone.

Here is an identical set that sold some years back. Itís a little older than mine, but identical otherwise. They come with the manual and test targets for each caliber.

You can see the grips in the link below.

Excellent Cased Sig Model SP 47/8 Target Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case, Extra Magazine and Convers

Thanks for info and link, however the other one is a P47/8, which predates the 210-6
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I think CLASSIC12's grips are already Nill's.

No, they are stock SIG grips, used on civilian / sport models
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No, they are stock SIG grips, used on civilian / sport models
They are very similar in design though.
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They are very similar in design though.

I will confess Iím not very familiar with the Nill grips for the Sig P210
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Thanks for info and link, however the other one is a P47/8, which predates the 210-6
Yes, like I said it was slightly older than mine, but the exact same setup in the same case with the same components. The P47/8 Target is the predecessor of the P210-6. Mine is a 1967, this is earlier.

Sig didn't have the P210 slide's heat treatment quite down until the early to mid 60's, so I prefer the -6.
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Excellent addition! I just bought a new P210A Target made in USA. It is just awesome. I have always wanted a Swiss made P210. maybe someday. Enjoy that conversion!
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