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Lot 3336: Documented U.S. Army Issued SIG Sauer M17 Pistol

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Documented U.S. Army Issued SIG Sauer M17 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Documented U.S. Army Issued SIG Sauer M17 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Manufacturer: Sig Sauer, Inc
Model: M17
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm para
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: Coyote Tan
Grip: polymer
Item Views: 529
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 223
Class: Modern Handgun

In January 2017 it was announced that SIG Sauer had won the U.S. Military Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to replace the Beretta M9 as the standard U.S. military sidearm, and later that year the U.S. Army announced the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions were to be the first units to receive the M17. Only 3,000 of these pistols were returned to SIG Sauer for sale on the commercial market. The introduction of the M17 marked the beginning of the end to the M9’s service with the U.S. Armed Forces that originated in the late 1980s when it replaced the Colt M1911A1. If the service life of the M1911A1 and M9 are any indication to the longevity of the standard U.S. military handgun, it will be decades before we see a round of rigorous testing to replace the M17. The shipping box is a numbered match to the pistol and identifies it as "UDM17-9-SURPLUS" and contains two extra magazines, a standard weight recoil spring, cable lock, and papers. Per the included certificate, this pistol was part of the initial deployment of the U.S. M17 MHS Pistol in American service. An included Freedom of Information Act letter from the Department of Defense states this pistol was received by I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Hood, Texas on January 7, 2018. On June 18, 2019 the pistol was turned in to the Logistics Readiness Center in Fort Hood and shipped to DLA Distribution in Anniston, Alabama where it was received on July 25, 2019. That same day it was shipped to SIG Sauer Inc. in Newington, New Hampshire.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as used by the 3rd Armored Cavalry regiment, retaining 97% plus original coyote tan finish with scattered dings and scratches and general handling marks. The grip module shows wear consistent with Army issue. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with limited storage and handling marks.

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