This Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Bore is bright but the rifling is lightly worn. Bluing overall is very dark. The left side has some holster wear at the forward edge of the frame, and the edge wear runs to about the midpoint of the frame. Right side of the frame has light holster wear at the forward edge. There is some finish wear on the underside of the beavertail. There are two small dings on the front strap, along with a light amount of finish wear from handling. Very light finish wear at the trigger guard. Slide only has very light holster wear at the muzzle. Black plastic grips are undamaged, with light handling wear, and good checkering. Frame is P stamped on the 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.