Swiss Army SIG P49, part of the first series, second delivery to the Swiss Army, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, barrel, and slide matching serial numbers.
Frame and slide have a glossy finish, as normally seen with this series. On the right side of the frame, there is light edge wear and light finish wear at the forward edge and sporadic light edge wear along the upper edge. There are a few light scratches in the finish at the high area near the pin for the slide stop lever. Light edge wear on the trigger guard and on the upper edge of the front strap. Left side of the frame has light edge wear and light finish wear at the forward edge. On the high area of the frame, there are a couple of light scratches in the finish at the forward edge and a few light scratches underneath the slide stop lever. There is an additional curved scratch below the slide stop lever. Expected mark in the finish from safety selector usage. Light edge wear on the trigger guard and light finish wear on the lanyard loop. On the underside, there are light scratches on the dust cover and the trigger guard. Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle. Minor holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Wood grips have a glossy finish with various light pressure marks from handling. On the backstrap of both grips, the previous owner had carved four small notches, presumably to aid in grip.
No P stamp noted.
Includes military leather holster. Holster's leathermaker's stamp indicates that it was made by "E. KUNZLER" of Matzingen, Thurgau in 1971.
C&R Eligible. Very discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
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.