Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. The left side of the frame has light edge wear on the forward edge. A very light amount of the edge wear continues to about the serial number, with edge wear appearing again about 1/3 down the frame. Edge wear on the bottom edge of the dust cover. The frame has a mark where the slide stop had been pivoted during disassembly or reassembly. There is also the typical mark on the frame from safety selector usage. Right side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge, which continues along the upper edge to the rear. Above the slide stop pin are a few marks in the bluing. Very light finish wear at the beavertail. Trigger guard has edge wear on both sides. Slide has a good, dark finish, with light edge wear along the upper edge on both sides and holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Black plastic grips are in good condition with good checkering. On both grips, part of the checkering near the front strap have been dulled due to use.
No P stamp on frame. Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling. 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.