This 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. Overall bluing is very dark. The left side of the frame has very light holster wear/edge wear at the forward edge, a light mark near the serial number, and a few small spots of handling wear. There is a small spot of finish wear from the slide release lever. The right side of the frame has a small amount of holster wear on the forward edge. Minimal finish wear at the trigger guard. Small amount of handling wear on the front strap. Slide has minimal holster wear at the muzzle. Black plastic grips have 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.