This Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Overall bluing is very dark and consistent. There is some light holster wear on found on the left side of the frame at the forward edge, and a hint of holster wear on the right side side of the frame at the forward edge. Very small amount of edge wear on the left side of the muzzle. Light finish wear on the frame from the slide lock. Mark in the frame from safety selector use. Very light edge wear on the forward edge of the trigger guard. Small surface mark near the bottom of the front strap. Black plastic grips have limited handling marks and good checkering. Frame is P stamped on the left side 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.