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. Left side of the frame has edge and holster wear from the forward edge to about the midpoint, below the SIG logo on the slide. The right side of the frame also has edge wear from the forward edge to about the mid-point of the frame. There is edge wear on the trigger guard, as well as finish wear inside the trigger guard, above the trigger. Edge wear on the lanyard loop. Slide has holster wear on the top edge of the front and rear sights, and a small amount of holster wear at the muzzle. The black plastic grips have good checkering. The left side grip has a small chip near the grip screw. Frame is P stamped on the left side at the trigger guard. Includes leather holster. 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.