SIG P210-4 German Border Police - sn D2xxx
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 of (501 to 4210) for BGS so these were configured from factory with black plastic grips. It is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Magazine is stamped with "2140" on the bottom of the floor plate. Blue on the slide is very dark with some light edge/holster wear at the muzzle. Bluing on the frame is also dark with a faint rainbow color underneath the bluing. Edge wear found on the frame; on the left side it's limited to the forward edge of the frame, with lighter edge wear on the bottom part. On the right side of the frame, There is edge wear on the forward edge of the frame, as well as on the top; the edge wear on the top of the frame extends and fades in severity towards the rear. German eagle proof mark on the left side of the frame, to the right of the serial number. There is very light edge wear on the trigger guard. Handling marks present on the underside of the frame at the dust cover, bottom of the trigger guard, and on the front strap. Black plastic grips have handling marks as can be expected with a police issue pistol, but the checkering is mostly intact. C&R Eligible. Very discreet import engraving.
Originally manufactured in 1947 by SIG in Neuhausen, Switzerland, this pistol was first designated as the SP 47/8 and became the standard military pistol of the Swiss Army in 1949 under the designation Pistole 49 (P49). Later designated as the P210, this handgun is constructed of steel and is chambered in either 9x19mm or 7.65x21mm Parabellum. The SIG P210 has been manufactured continuously for over 55 years with numerous variations, all of which are highly valued for their historical significance and reputation for surgical accuracy.