Swiss SIG P49, part of the 2nd series, 4th delivery to the Swiss Army, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. Frame, slide, and barrel matching serial numbers. Lightly worn rifling. Left side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge of the frame, with edge wear continuing along the top edge to the rear and along the dust cover. There are also various marks along the high area of the frame. There is a scratch in the bluing caused by the slide stop lever, as well as the typical mark on the frame from safety selector usage. Finish wear on the lanyard loop. Right side of the frame has edge wear at the forward edge, with edge wear along the upper edge continuing to the rear, and light edge wear along the dust cover. Like the left side, there are also various marks in the finish at the high area. There is edge wear at the trigger guard on both sides. On the underside of the frame are a few light marks on the dust cover and on the underside of the trigger guard. The bluing on the slide on both sides is in the white where the slide rides along the frame's inner rail. Light bluing wear at the muzzle. Left side of the slide has light edge wear along the upper edge. Right side of the slide has very light edge wear along the upper edge. Holster wear on the front and rear sights. Light edge wear in front of the Swiss shield in front of the rear sight.
Frame is P stamped on the left side of the trigger guard.
Black plastic grips have good checkering.
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.