SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A109xxx
Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Left side of the frame has light edge wear on the forward edge as well as light edge wear on the high area of the dust cover. There are two faint marks in the bluing around the A on the serial number, and a faint mark to the right of the Waffenkontrolle stamp. Frame has light wear from the safety selector. Small mark of light edge wear at the rear of the upper edge of the frame. Bluing wear on the lanyard loop. Right side of the frame has edge wear on the forward edge, with light edge wear continuing along the upper edge toward the rear. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Slide bluing has a plum tint. Light edge wear at the muzzle, with very light edge wear continuing along the high area toward the rear on both sides. Front sight has very light edge wear, rear sight has light edge wear.
Black plastic grips have good checkering.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. "BE" stamp on the right side of the trigger guard for Canton Bern.
C&R eligible. 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). The military P49 is identified by it's A-Prefix serial number and has a distinct engraving of the Swiss shield above the slide just in front of the rear sight.
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.