SIG P210-4 German Border Police - Customized - sn D1270
Swiss made SIG P210-4, manufactured and issued to the West German Federal Border Guard, Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS). Manufactured in 1951 and from the 2nd shipment (serial numbers 501 to 4210) for BGS. Very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). Frame, slide, and barrel are matching serial numbers.
Left side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge of the frame and on the dust cover, with edge wear continuing along the upper edge of the frame to the rear. There are light marks above and below the slide stop lever where the lever has rubbed against the bluing. Typical mark on the frame from safety selector usage. German proof mark on the left side of the frame, to the right of the serial number. Right side of the frame also has edge wear at the forward edge and at the dust cover, with fair to moderate edge wear continuing along the upper edge to the rear. There are a few surface marks in the metal at the high area. Trigger guard has edge wear, with some finish wear on the forward area of and on the underside.
Slide has finish wear at the muzzle. Edge wear at the high area; the left side of the slide has light edge wear, the right side of the slide has fair to moderate edge wear. Loaded chamber indicator on the top of the slide, one of the prominent features of the P210-4. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights. Light finish wear at the high area in front of the rear sight. Manufacturing machining marks on the right side of the slide at the muzzle.
This P210-4 has been customized from its original factory configuration. Instead of the standard heel-mounted magazine release, the frame has been customized for a frame mounted magazine release. The button is mounted on the right side, typical for a left-handed shooter. There is a mark in the frame above the cutout for the magazine release button. The magazine disconnect safety has also been disabled, allowing the hammer to drop with the magazine removed. The magazine has been modified with a weighted base plate to allow the magazine to quickly drop free.
Originally manufactured and issued with black plastic grips, aftermarket wood grips have been installed; they are designed to mimic the style of the first delivery P210-4 wood grips, however the design is slightly different. The left side grip has a small crack at the backstrap below the beavertail. The right side grip has a chipped edge at the backstrap below the beavertail.
C&R eligible; discreet import engraving.