SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A138xxx
SIG Swiss Army P49 pistol, part of the second 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. Black plastic grips are undamaged with sharp checkering. Light holster wear present at the front edge of the frame. Light mark on the frame from the slide stop/takedown lever. A few small handling marks are scattered on the frame. There is very little wear in the bluing between the slide rails and the frame. Includes brown leather holster. 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.