Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army (Version B), is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers.
Left side of the frame has light edge wear on the forward edge at the high area and on the dust cover. Multiple light to moderate scratches in the finish noted along the high area of the frame. Scratching on the frame above and below the slide stop lever where the lever has contacted the frame. Expected mark on the frame from safety selector usage, as well as lightened bluing at the high area of the frame above the safety selector lever where the operator's thumb would rest. Edge wear on the safety selector lever's serrations. Light edge wear at the top and bottom edges of the front strap. Light edge wear on the tang.
Right side of the frame has moderate edge wear at the forward edge at the high area and on the dust cover. Light edge wear continues along the upper edge of the high area to the rear. There are several light scratches and light wear marks along the high area. Mark in the bluing on the frame below the slide stop lever pin. Very light edge wear at the top of the front strap.
Edge wear on trigger guard. Light finish wear on the underside of the frame at the dust cover and trigger guard, and light finish wear on the front strap. There are also scattered scratches in the finish on the dust cover and trigger guard.
Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle and the ejection port. Holster wear on the front and rear sights. Light edge wear on the right side of the slide, above the chin. Light edge wear on the upper left and right sides of the slide just behind the muzzle.
Black plastic grips in fair condition with handling wear.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. Soldier's tag found under a grip panel.
Includes leather holster with shoulder sling and P49/P210 cleaning kit in canvas pouch. Cleaning kit includes two types of brushes, a patch jag, two rod sections, rod handle that doubles as storage (dated 1955), cotton cloth, and a canister of grease.
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.