This 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. Bluing on the frame and slide is very dark. Edge wear is present on the right side of the frame at the forward edges and along the top of the frame. The left side of the frame also exhibits edge wear, moreso than the left side, at the forward edge and runs along the top of the frame. There is some finish wear on the underside of the frame at the dust cover, as well as on the trigger guard. There are also some light handling marks present in the frame, especially around the safety selector and the slide stop. Trigger has a dulled appearance from use. Plastic grips are in good condition with light handling wear and good checkering. 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.