Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 91% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Version"B" which has a scalloped and curved slide stop, compared with the flat and checkered slide stop found on the 2nd series, 4th delivery, version "A". Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge and on the dust cover, with light edge wear continuing along the top of the frame to the rear. Light finish wear where the slide stop has been rotated and rubbed against the frame. Typical mark from safety selector usage, with a light scratch in the bluing to the left and around the red F. Light edge wear at the high area of the frame to the right of the trigger. Light edge wear at the base of the front strap. Light finish wear on the lanyard loop. Edge wear at the rear of the frame on the beavertail. Right side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge, with very light edge wear along the top of the frame. Light, sporadic scratches at the high area of the frame above the slide stop pin. Light edge wear at the high area of the frame to the left of the trigger and light edge wear at the rear on the beavertail. Edge wear on the trigger guard. On the underside, the bluing on the dust cover and the bottom of the trigger guard is lightly worn, and the bluing on the front strap is very lightly worn. Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
The slide has light finish wear at the muzzle, with light edge wear along the upper edge on the left and right sides. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights. There are two small impact marks on the rear of the extractor.
Normally issued with black plastic grips, this P49 has the "new model" SIG P210-1/P210-2 wood grips installed. Grips have excellent checkering.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling.
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.