SIG P210

The SIG P210 was a 9mm  pistol in service with the Swiss Army between 1949 and 1975.  It has also been used by the German federal police and the Danish Army. Manufactured by SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft), the P210 had a short recoil operation system and was fed from an 8-round detachable box magazine. Its 12-cm-long barrel featured 6 helicoidal, right-twisted inner grooves. It fired 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, with a maximum range of 200 m and an effecitve one of 50 m.  The magazine release switch was located on the handgrip bottom, while the safety/fire (“S” “F”) selector was on top, behind the easy-to-squeeze trigger, on the gun left-hand side. All in all, it was a high-quality and one of the most accurate pistol of the 20th century, with its frame, barrel, and moving pieces made entirely of steel. Thus, today it is well appreciated by collectors around the world, paying from 2,000 to 5,000 US dollars. It has recently been reintroduced as the P210 Lengend by the German firm SAUER, though.


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