SIG Swiss Army P49 w/ Holster - sn A163xxx
Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and Barrel matching serial numbers. Left side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge of the upper area of the frame and at the dust cover. Edge wear continues along the upper edge of the frame to the rear. There are marks in the finish where the slide stop had been rotated and contacted the frame. Lanyard loop has finish wear at the high area. Trigger pin has bluing wear around the edge from previous disassembly. Right side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge and on the edge of the dust cover, with light finish wear continuing along the upper edge to the rear. Small mark of edge wear on the rear of the beavertail. Edge wear on the trigger guard. On the underside of the frame, there are a few light scratches on the dust cover, slightly heavier scratches on the underside of the trigger guard, and a small scratch on the front strap. Slide has light finish wear around the muzzle and edge wear along the upper edge on both sides. Holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
Black plastic grips have very good checkering.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling. 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.