SIG Swiss Army P49 - sn A168xxx
SIG Swiss Army P49 pistol, part of the second series, fourth delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Black plastic grips are undamaged with good checkering. Holster wear present at the front of the frame, along with edge wear seen along the frame, including the trigger guard and beavertail, and slide. Handling marks are present on the left and right side of the frame and on the dust cover. Mark on the left side of the frame from the slide stop/takedown lever. Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. 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.