SIG Swiss Army P49 w/ Holster - sn A171xxx
This Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Frame has light holster wear on the left and right side along the edge of the frame. There is also light edge wear present along the top of the frame on the right side, as well as on the left side extending to about the slide stop. Frame has handling wear on the left and right side. Slide has light holster wear around the muzzle. Handling wear present on the dust cover. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Black plastic grips are in good condition with good checkering. There is some surface discoloration on the trigger. Frame is P stamped on the left side at the trigger guard. Includes military leather holster. C&R Eligible. 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.