Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery (Version B) to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Curved, serrated slide stop lever. Frame, slide, barrel matching serial numbers. Hammer non-matching serial number (53803).
Left side of the frame has moderate finish wear at the forward edge at the high area and edge wear on the dust cover. Edge wear continues along the upper edge to the rear. There is quite a bit of finish wear along the side of the frame at the high area, including some small marks and scratches at the high area just above and behind the slide stop lever. There are also several scratches and scrapes in the bluing below the slide stop lever, and a moderate mark from safety selector usage. Edge wear on the left side of the beaver tail. Edge wear at the bottom corner of the front strap.
Right side of the frame has moderate finish wear on the forward edge at the high area and on the dust cover. Moderate edge wear along the upper edge of the frame. Multiple marks in the bluing at the high area. Edge wear on the beaver tail. Edge wear on the bottom corner of the front strap.
Moderate edge wear on the trigger guard. On the underside of the frame, there is bluing wear along the dust cover, moderate finish wear on the underside of the trigger, and moderate to heavy finish wear underneath the beaver tail.
Slide has light edge wear around the muzzle and a light amount of bluing wear on the chin. Light edge wear on the upper edge of the slide on the left and right sides. Small scratch in the bluing in front of the rear sight. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights. Light edge wear around the ejection port.
Normally configured with black plastic grips, P49 wood grips are installed. The left side grip has a crack below the beaver tail that does not appear to run through the underside of the grip. Scratch on the right side grip to the right of the top serration.
Sights are non-original configuration but factory SIG sights, with a white dot front sight and white vertical stripe rear sight.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling.
P stamped frame. 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.