The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 31, 2004, 06:33 AM   #1
Sarge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 4,911
Browning BDA/Hawes/Sig 220/.45

Mr. Nolden,

I am working up an article on these fine guns for my webpage, and am going to include a brief history of their importation by various companies. I know they were imported at different times by Browning (BDA), Hawes/Sauer (Model?), and of course Sig- but I am finding conflicting dates for the beginning and end of importation, by each company. If you would be so kind as to research your database for this info when you have time, I'd certainly appreciate it. You would of course be credited in the article.

Thank you, sir; excellent service you provide here. Far too much information gets lost through attrition.
__________________
I'm inclined to think if a man hasn't gotten his point across in 4912 attempts, 4913 probably isn't going to do it.
Sarge is offline  
Old May 31, 2004, 07:58 AM   #2
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
I do not have specific dates of importation, mostly the initiation date.

BDA\
Mfg'd between 1977-1980, by Sig Sauer of Germany. It is identical to the Sig-Sauer model 220. It is chambered for the 9mm Parabelum, the 38 Super and 45 ACP.

This information is taken from 1999 Standard Catalog of FIREARMS 9th edition by Ned schwing

I don't show a Hawes/Sauer model.

It seems odd that you would receive conflicting information from the Companies regarding their importation dates. They are actually the initiators and should have the correct information. It would also seem, that if they have conflicting information, the information publisized would also be conflicting.

HJN
Harley Nolden is offline  
Old May 31, 2004, 08:18 AM   #3
Sarge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 4,911
First-

Thank you for your service to our nation.

I never said I was getting conflicting information from each company; it was conflicting information regarding importation by each company that was causing me the problem.

My apologies if I didn't word the original post as clearly as I might have, and thank you for checking on it.
__________________
I'm inclined to think if a man hasn't gotten his point across in 4912 attempts, 4913 probably isn't going to do it.
Sarge is offline  
Old May 31, 2004, 06:33 PM   #4
rufe-snow
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 20, 2002
Posts: 14
Hawes, SIG-Sauer

Only thing I can help you with is the Hawes. Unfortunately I have no way to substantiate the information. Only seen (1) over all the years.

Understand they were brought in very limited numbers during first year of production (1976).

Browning took over importation ( BDA ) in 1977.
__________________
RICHARD
rufe-snow is offline  
Old May 31, 2004, 07:31 PM   #5
Sarge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 4,911
Thank you both

for your input.
__________________
I'm inclined to think if a man hasn't gotten his point across in 4912 attempts, 4913 probably isn't going to do it.
Sarge is offline  
Old March 7, 2009, 11:04 PM   #6
P.08
Junior Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 2009
Posts: 1
Sarge, I just found this thread and can offer a little bit of information. I have a Hawes imported P220 in .38 Super date code is HH which should be 1977.
P.08 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07430 seconds with 7 queries