Swiss SIG P49, part of the 1st series, 2nd delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 93% finish. Slide, frame, and barrel matching serial numbers. Non-serialized hammer assembly. Hammer has the half-cock "safety notch" found with the 1st series, 3rd delivery and later.
Bluing has been refurbished. The left side of the frame has minor edge wear at the forward edge of the frame and along the dust cover. There is some bluing wear underneath the slide stop lever at the high area. Below the slide stop lever, above the trigger, are three small vertical impact marks in the metal. Typical mark in the bluing from safety selector usage. Light finish wear on the top of the safety selector lever. Light finish wear on the lanyard loop.
Right side of the frame has minor edge wear at the forward edge. Minor edge wear on the bottom of the front strap. There are a few small impact marks underneath the bluing on the lower edge of the high area, to the left of the slide stop lever pin. Small area of finish wear on the tang.
Trigger guard has light edge wear. No notable areas of finish wear on the underside of the frame.
Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle. Light edge wear along the upper edge of the slide on both the left and right side. Two marks of finish wear on the right side of the slide at the chin. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Wood grips are in good condition with mild handling wear. There are several small pressure marks scattered throughout. . Soldier's tag found behind right side grip. Handwritten serial number found on the inside of the left side grip, which matches the frame serial number.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. "BE" stamp on the right side of the trigger guard, for Canton Bern.
Includes original military leather holster. The original soldier's information and the P49's serial number is found handwritten in the inside flap which matches the soldier's tag and P49 serial number. Holster was made by Jos. Ding of Fribourg, Switzerland, and is dated 1967.
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.