SOLD FOR: $2755
Serial Number: P306888
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (Test Target)
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The serial number “P306888” is found on both the left side of the slide, the left side of the frame, and the chamber. The left side of the frame is marked with “BP” and “Made in Switzerland”. The left side of the slide is marked with a SIG logo. There is a Swiss Cross in a shield on the top of the slide ahead of the rear sight. The right side of the frame is marked “SIGARMS INC.” and “Tysons Corner Virginia”. The chamber is marked with a SIG logo and “9 Para”.
Barrel Length: 4 ¾”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch base dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide in front of the ejection port is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two-piece grips are checkered black plastic with grooves on the backstraps. The grips show some minor marks to the smooth borders. The checkering is mostly sharp with a few damaged peaks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and standard operational wear. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration on the trigger, hammer, and slide stop. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide-to-frame fit is snug. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an 8-round magazine, serial matching box, test target, and manual.
Our Assessment: The P210 pistol was originally manufactured in 1947 and became the standard military pistol of the Swiss Army in 1949, thus the Military designation P49. It was manufactured continuously for over 55 years. The pistols were decommissioned and replaced by the SIG P220 (Swiss Army designation Pistole 75) but P210s are greatly valued by shooting sports competitors. This is the P210-2 model which has a matte blue finish, checkered black plastic grips, and the European bottom magazine release. This one has been kept in immaculate condition by its previous owner and comes with its original box. These guns are regarded by collectors as one of, if not, the best-constructed handgun ever, and the originals are always increasing in value. It should be a great investment and a wonderful addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!