SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A159xxx
This Swiss SIG P49 / P210, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Frame has edge/holster wear on the forward edge of the frame on the left and right sides, edge wear along the top edge, and on the trigger guard. Finish wear on the frame from safety selector and slide catch usage. Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle. Light edge wear on the top of the front and rear sights. Black plastic grips are in good condition with light 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.