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Old March 23, 2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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P226 barrels

Does anyone know if 226 barrels are interchangable? My brother-in-law and I were cleaning ours and I accidentally put his barrel in the slide and it didn't fit. I would have assumed that it wouldn't have mattered.
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Old March 23, 2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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A .40 barrel normally will not fit into a 9 mm slide. Older pistols may not accept the newer barrels even in the same caliber.
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Old March 24, 2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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They were both 9mms. I thought it was strange. Oh, well.
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Old March 24, 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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What were the years of production for the two guns?
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Old March 24, 2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Sorry if I’m stating the obvious, but SIG has used two different slide styles over the last few years. I believe the older slides were folded steel while the newer ones are milled stainless steel. I suppose if you had one of each there might be enough difference that the barrels would not fit, but really just speculating.
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