This Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. On the left side of the frame, there is edge wear at the forward edge, and light edge wear continues along the top edge of the frame toward the rear. There are light scratches in the bluing around the slide stop, as well as a few small, very light marks in the metal. Below the slide catch there is a light scratch where the previous owner had rotated the slide stop during disassembly or reassembly, There is the typical mark in the bluing from safety selector use, but there is additional scratching at the Safe detent. On the right side of the frame, there is edge wear at the forward edge, and light edge wear continues along the top of the frame toward the rear. There are light scratches to the left of the protruding slide stop pin. There is also a light mark in the metal near the rear edge. Very light edge wear at the trigger guard. The front strap has a few small and light patches of finish wear.
The slide has light edge wear at the high area on the left and right sides. On the left side of the slide, at the high area, there are seven very small marks on the edge to the left of the slide serrations. The rear sight has light edge wear on the left and right sides, and the front sight also has light edge wear. The ejector, visible on the right side, has some light scratches in the bluing.
Black plastic grips are undamaged and have good checkering with light handling wear.
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.