Swiss SIG P49, part of the 1st series, 2nd delivery to Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 93% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Hammer assembly was not retrofit with later assembly with "half cock" safety position.
Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge of the high area and on the dust cover. Faint edge wear along the edge of the dust cover. Very light mark of edge wear on the upper corner of the high area at the rear. Two light scratches in the finish and a mark on the edge of the frame where the slide stop lever has been scratched against the frame. Typical mark on the frame from safety selector usage. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Very light edge wear on the bottom corner of the front strap. Finish wear on the lanyard loop.
Right side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge of the high area and very light edge wear on the dust cover. Very light edge wear on areas of the upper edge of the frame. Light edge wear on the upper corner of the high area at the rear. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. A few light, sporadic marks in the bluing in front of the wood grip panel. Light edge wear on the bottom corner of the front strap.
On the underside of the frame is a small mark in the finish to the right of the trigger. Light finish wear on the front strap, giving the surface a slightly matte finish compared to the rest of the pistol's polished finish. Moderate finish wear on the underside of the tang.
Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle. Left side of the slide has a small area of edge wear on the upper edge at the muzzle. Right side of the slide has a very light, small mark at the upper edge at the muzzle. Bluing is very lightly worn around the muzzle. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Wood grips are in very good condition. Limited handling wear with a few light pressure marks.
Includes military leather holster. Holster has matching serial number handwritten on the inside flap.
Frame is P stamped in front 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.