Swiss SIG P49, part of the 1st series, 2nd delivery to the Swiss Army, is in excellent condition with 97% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Hammer assembly matching serial number. High polished finish and very dark bluing. The left side of the frame has very light finish wear near the forward edge. There is some scratching where the slide release had been rotated and scratched the frame. The left side of the trigger guard has very light edge wear. The right side of the trigger guard has some edge wear with some finish wear on the frame directly above the trigger guard in front of the trigger. Slide has minor edge wear on the upper edge on the left and right sides. Light edge wear at the muzzle. Holster wear on the top of the front and rear sights. Light finish wear near the Swiss shield in front of the rear sight.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
Wood grips have very sharp serrations, very glossy finish, and little handling wear. Soldier's tag found under the grips.
Hammer does have the later revision half-cock position.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling. Leather is in excellent condition. Soldier's information and P49 serial number information is found on the inside of the holster, which matches the information found on the soldier's tag and this P49's serial number. The holster is stamped by the leathermaker, located in Muri, Aargau, and is dated to 1950.
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.