Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery (Version B) to the Swiss Army, in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers.
Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge of the high area and on the dust cover. There are some scattered faint to mild scratches on the high area. There is a scratch in the bluing where the slide stop lever has scratched the frame, as well as two other light scratches below the lever. Typical mark in the frame from safety selector usage. Light finish wear on the lanyard loop.
Right side of the frame has very light edge wear on the forward edge of the high area and the dust cover. Slightly heavier edge wear on the upper edge of the frame near the front end. There are a few marks in the finish at the high area.
Light edge wear on the trigger guard. On the underside, there are a few small scratches at the dust cover extending from the right edge, and a couple of marks on the bottom of the trigger guard.
Slide bluing is very dark. Very light edge wear around the muzzle. Very light to light edge wear on the left and right sides at the upper edge. Light edge wear on the front and rear sights.
Black plastic grips have light handling wear and very good checkering.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
Includes military leather holster. Leather is very clean. Holster is stamped on the back, made by H. Nikles of Langenthal, Bern, Switzerland, dated 1973.
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.