SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A148xxx
Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. There are various small marks in the metal scattered throughout the frame and slide. Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the high edge, with heavier edge wear on the dust cover. Edge wear continues along the upper edge of the frame to the rear. Scratching in the bluing underneath the slide stop lever, and the bluing is lightly thinning below the slide stop lever and above the safety selector lever at the high area of the frame. Right side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge and at the dust cover. Moderate to heavy edge wear continues along the upper edge to the rear. There is a long scratch in the bluing on the side of the dust cover. Light marks and thinning bluing around the slide stop lever pin. Heavy gouging on the upper edge of the frame on the front half. Edge wear on the trigger guard. On the underside of the frame, there are several light scratches in the bluing on the dust cover and on the underside of the trigger guard. Light finish wear on the front strap.
Slide has light edge wear at the high area on the left and right sides. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights. A few light marks in the bluing near the extractor pin.
Wood grips are installed instead of the original plastic grips. They appear to be factory SIG "new model" P210-1/2 wood grips. 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.