Standard configuration single action pistol with 4.75” barrel and drift adjustable front and rear sight. The left side of the slide and frame are proofed and marked with the full serial number that is repeated on the right side of the barrel hood. Safety detents are marked with an “S” in white and “F” in red. “P” release on the left upper trigger guard web. Subsequent use by the Bern canton reflected by the “BE” marking on the right side of the trigger guard. Disassembly shows a matching, updated hammer group with half cock. Fitted with serrated walnut grips secured with fire blued screw. Fixed lanyard ring. Complete with original high polish magazines and a later dated “63” Swiss military holster with “56” dated strap.
Beautiful, all matching, first variation, SIG P49 Swiss military pistol, high polish, with updated half cock hammer group, two high polish magazines and holster/strap, later used and marked for the Bern canton.
98+% bright, arsenal reworked salt blue with minimal holster wear as expected from a pistol that has seen light field use. The only way to tell that this gun has been reworked is that the proof on the left side of the frame is not raised. Grips show more wear with varnish loss and scattered dings as photographed. Excellent original finish high polish magazines. Mirror bright bore. Perfect manual mechanics. Excellent, crisp holster/strap, very nicely manufacturer marked and dated. A high condition, high polish military P49, with its matching, updated hammer group, high polish magazines, military holster and strap, with an interesting history as reflected by the “BE” marking and subsequent use by the cantonal government of Bern.