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FAL Banger
January 28, 2013, 16:49
I bought a used SIG and noticed 2 things. Someone has converted the Mag Eject Button from the left side to the right side. Step by step how do I move it back? Also the Trigger Bar Spring protrudes into the mag well. I can still insert a mag and it ejects fine, however it just doesn't need to do this. How can I fix this?:confused:
I forgot to mention it's a P226 in 9mm.

Falcon
January 28, 2013, 23:40
I haven't performed the work on my 228 but just viewed the AGI course on removal or changing the ambi magazine release.


Remove the grips, exposing the magazine catch (plate with bump)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/vlcsnap-2013-01-28-21h59m09s159_zpsbbee95ba.png


Using a flat bladed brass or aluminum punch, lightly use a hammer to slide it rearward exposing the mag release spring-careful not to let spring fly out.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/vlcsnap-2013-01-28-21h59m13s202_zps49ab2dd7.png


Mag catch plate slid over exposing spring- remove spring and plate-set aside
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/vlcsnap-2013-01-28-21h57m23s126_zps2cd27109.png


Turn pistol over to mag button side- mag button has a very small retaining pin at the base of it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/vlcsnap-2013-01-28-22h00m34s245_zps37aa0008.png


You have to use a small knife blade or jewelers screwdriver to depress it. Once depressed, it will pull out of the recess. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/Falcon007/vlcsnap-2013-01-28-21h58m09s71_zpsb493d415.png

Re-assemble on reverse or preferred side.

Hope this helps.

Falcon
January 29, 2013, 07:54
Link to AGI SIG Auto Pistols Armorer vid-
-----PM me for link-----

gunplumber
January 29, 2013, 09:29
I always remove the mag catch before the retaining plate, but otherwise those directions are sound.

FAL Banger
January 29, 2013, 15:38
Thanks Falcon and Gunplumber.

gunnut1
January 31, 2013, 16:28
And make sure you put the little keeper in the right way. If you put it backwards, you will never get it back out.

Boomer
January 31, 2013, 20:59
Also the Trigger Bar Spring protrudes into the mag well. I can still insert a mag and it ejects fine, however it just doesn't need to do this. How can I fix this?:confused:
I forgot to mention it's a P226 in 9mm.

I can't picture in my mind how the trigger bar spring could get into the mag well. The trigger bar should be between the spring and the mag well. Unless someone "figured" a way to install the spring under the bar. I don't want to dig my 226 out of the safe to see if it is even possible :biggrin:so am just going on memory from my time as a sig armorer.

Got a pic of the problem, maybe I am misunderstanding your question?

Robert

gunplumber
January 31, 2013, 21:04
there is a hole in the trigger bar/transfer bar. IGNORE THIS. It is a stress relief hole for the bend. One end of the spring goes int he hole behind the spot where the cover plate was for the mag catch spring. The other end goes UNDER the trigger bar in that little notch.


The vertical protrusion on the transfer gar (disconnector) rides on the outside of the frame. If it is inside, it is wrong, but as mentioned above, not sure how you could reassemble it that way.

FAL Banger
February 02, 2013, 23:24
Sorry, can't do pics, but I will try to explain. The end of the Trigger Bar Spring that goes thru the frame, not the end that hooks to the trigger bar itself is what I'm trying to refer to. When I put the grips on, the grips themselves push this end of the spring into the mag well. Not sure why, but I ordered a new Trigger Bar Spring (new style) from Top Gun Supply. It has a reverse bend about 1/8 inch from the end that hooks into the frame. This spring took care of the problem for $3.95 plus $9.95 shipping. Now it's all fixed and running very well. Thanks to all for the advice, and sorry for the inept description.

gunplumber
February 03, 2013, 09:53
Sorry, can't do pics, but I will try to explain. The end of the Trigger Bar Spring that goes thru the frame, not the end that hooks to the trigger bar itself is what I'm trying to refer to. When I put the grips on, the grips themselves push this end of the spring into the mag well. Not sure why, but I ordered a new Trigger Bar Spring (new style) from Top Gun Supply. It has a reverse bend about 1/8 inch from the end that hooks into the frame. This spring took care of the problem for $3.95 plus $9.95 shipping. Now it's all fixed and running very well. Thanks to all for the advice, and sorry for the inept description.

Then it is installed wrong or bent.

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/wp/sigspring-02.jpg