New SIG SG551 for sale in the US now!


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August 24, 2008, 12:09 PM
www.wctle.com

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=107843619

What do you guys think? They are very, very exspensive.

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marktx
August 24, 2008, 12:32 PM
Very nice pieces but apart from the collectors value I don't really see a $2000 advantage over a 556 Commando. Had the opportunity to check out a real all Swiss made 551 a few weeks ago and it was nice but I couldn't see spending $10k plus for one.

Z-Michigan
August 24, 2008, 01:48 PM
Very cool.

Purely a collector's item.

mp510
August 24, 2008, 03:04 PM
Me likey.:cool::what:

Unfortunately, it cost's a premium and isn't legal in my state.

Gunnerpalace
August 24, 2008, 03:22 PM
I'll take one then that thing looks awesome. (I'm a 550 fan)

Evil Monkey
August 24, 2008, 03:39 PM
$3,600 for another everyday 223 rifle.

nwilliams
August 24, 2008, 06:47 PM
Love to buy one, unfortunately way out of my price range:(

TexasRifleman
August 24, 2008, 07:03 PM
So there's something not quite right here.

Why is this not passing the smell test?

What's the whole story on how these rifles came to be?

The original 250 SIG 551s used in this project were owned by Sig Sauer but were being stored in a
Swiss bonded warehouse. What we are being told by others in the firearm community is that these
rifles were not able to be transferred due to some type of NFA paperwork snafu.

Yes
they are SIG 556 upper receivers, but their model number is SG551 and the serial number was
matched to the original number of the demilled SIG 551.

Anyone know the English translation of that?

What are these, parts kids assembled with US made parts to get around 922?

Shung
August 24, 2008, 07:24 PM
I have a friend in Texas who recently bought 1.. he is quite happy with it ;)

Wes Janson
August 24, 2008, 08:05 PM
TexasRifleman:

Basically, they're a standard SIG 556 assembled with a foreign-made lower receiver (which is not considered the frame), magazines, and stock, all of which were pulled off of full-auto 551s sitting in bonded warehouses. Pretty much everything else on it is US-made. Their primary distinction is that the receiver of the rifle is factory-stamped as a 551 rather than a 556.

Bobarino
August 25, 2008, 02:20 AM
ya, too much for me but a cool rifle. heck its even within driving distance for me. i'm still optimistically, but perhaps foolishly, saving my moola for the Masada/ACR. i really like that one.

Bobby

sarduy
August 25, 2008, 03:15 AM
$3,600.00 for a .223 rifle?

No thanks,

you know how many rifles i can get for $3,600.00 ? like 15

1. savage mark II = $120
1. savage 64 semi = $120
4. Mosin (m44, 91/30, m39, Hex) = $400.00
1. Saiga = $299.00
2. Delton Kits (mid-lenght & Fullsize) = $1,000
1. M1 Garand = $700
1. Mauser = $250
1 Hi-Point Carbin = $250

and i still have $461.00 to buy 2 AR lowers for $200 and some ammo :D

12131
August 25, 2008, 03:17 AM
For a Sig nut, maybe, but for everyone else, why? With that price tag, good luck.

Ohen Cepel
August 25, 2008, 03:30 AM
Neat, but I'm not that big of a SIG fan to jump on it.

Also, seems like a whole lot of money for a parts gun.

ny32182
August 25, 2008, 08:53 AM
*If* this were a true all-Swiss import with a few US parts for compliance, it *might* be worth something close to that, based on the price of what an all Swiss gun is in Canada (~2500?) and the premium that our market might be willing to pay for a new run of them.

But I've read about these and at the end of the day they are basically doing the same thing that individuals here are doing; that is, buy a 556 and swap a 550 lower. If you are one of the people who wants to do that, this might be a decent option since they seem to be going for about the same price as it would cost you to do it yourself, and this route is less trouble, and has Sig's blessing with "matching serial numbers" apparently.

But at the end of the day its still a $3600 parts gun with a 556 upper. I just don't see $3600 worth of appeal. Not even close, really. Evidently some do, so more power to 'em.

TexasRifleman
August 25, 2008, 09:01 AM
But at the end of the day its still a $3600 parts gun with a 556 upper. I just don't see $3600 worth of appeal. Not even close, really. Evidently some do, so more power to 'em.

That's basically what it sounded like to me. Thought I was missing something but apparently not.

thatguy123
August 25, 2008, 05:51 PM
I've been to that gun shop before when I was in the area, and they sure want a premium for some of their ARs. They have a few 6920 Colts in stock for only $1650...

ftierson
August 25, 2008, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by ny32182
*If* this were a true all-Swiss import with a few US parts for compliance, it *might* be worth something close to that, based on the price of what an all Swiss gun is in Canada (~2500?) and the premium that our market might be willing to pay for a new run of them.

But I've read about these and at the end of the day they are basically doing the same thing that individuals here are doing; that is, buy a 556 and swap a 550 lower. If you are one of the people who wants to do that, this might be a decent option since they seem to be going for about the same price as it would cost you to do it yourself, and this route is less trouble, and has Sig's blessing with "matching serial numbers" apparently.

But at the end of the day its still a $3600 parts gun with a 556 upper. I just don't see $3600 worth of appeal. Not even close, really. Evidently some do, so more power to 'em.

Pretty well sums up my take on all this too...

Forrest

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