SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A117xxx
Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery (Version A) to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, barrel matching serial numbers. Flat, checkered slide stop lever.
Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge of the high area as well as light edge wear on the dust cover. Light edge wear continues along the upper edge to the rear. There are a few scattered marks in the finish at the high area, a secondary, long running, light mark in the bluing that runs about parallel to the upper edge, and lightly thinning bluing above the safety selector lever. Scratches in the finish on the frame underneath and below the slide stop lever and a slightly larger than typical mark from safety selector usage. Finish wear on the lanyard loop.
Right side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge of the high area as well as on the dust cover. Light edge wear on the first quarter of the upper edge. High area of the frame has a few very light to light scattered marks in the finish.
Trigger guard has edge wear and there is light finish wear on the inside of the trigger guard. On the underside of the frame, the bottom of the trigger guard has a few light marks in the bluing.
Light finish wear on the top side of the beavertail.
Slide has tooling marks on the left and right sides, appearing as a slightly rough surface underneath the bluing. Light edge wear around the muzzle. Left and right sides of the slide have light finish wear at the upper edge that run the length of the slide. On the right side of the slide, the extractor has lightly worn bluing, and there is some bluing wear on the slide above the extractor. Light edge wear on the top of the rear sight and finish wear on the left and right sides of the rear sight.
Black plastic grips have mild handling wear and good checkering.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
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). 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.