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I bet this isnt very common in your neck of the woods..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Afy, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. Afy

    Afy Member

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    Well after a five month wait it arrived...

    My very own STG 57 in 7.5x55 Swiss

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    Another view with the Bipod and Sights deployed
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    One with the K-31 and my Savage
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    My BIL shooting it
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    I am thrilled with this ugly black rifle.. :evil:
     
  2. Hatterasguy

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    Where did you get that beauty? Is it class 3 FA? If they were legal in CT I would own one, amazing rifles.

    Now you need a Sig550, K11, and ZFK55 to round your collection out!:D

    I love Swiss rifles, IMHO they are some of the best built weapons in the world.
     
  3. Afy

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    One of the minor advantages of being in France. Sig 550 next year. The finance ministry has put in place austerity measures for this year... I'm not complaining. :D
     
  4. gb0399

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    Nope, not very common in these woods.

    Does it come with the cow hot plate, or did you get that seperrate?
     
  5. Afy

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    The hot plate is a speacial Swiss tacticool item... :p
     
  6. Hatterasguy

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    Nice, in the US those rifles are huge money and super rare. AMT's are $5k, 550's are $3k+, stg57's are damn near impossible to get.

    Some of you guys in Europe have cool stuff!
    http://theswissriflesdotcommessageb...2695/t/Post-your-collections.html#reply-42695
    Post number 22, he has some nice toys!


    BTW whats GP11 going for in your area? In the states 480 cases are down to $200.
     
  7. Afy

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    We're paying about 200 Euros for a case of 480. Ammo is super expensive in Europe and allmost everyone reloads.
    Unfortunately the STGW chamber is fluted lenghtwise and across the shoulder so reloading is out of the question. I need to lay down a decent supply before I can seriously shoot it. :(:(
     
  8. Shear_stress

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    Hey, you finally got it! Congrats!

    I had the incredible luck to run a magazine through an SG-510-4 a couple of years ago here in the States. One hell of a rifle and very hard to find here. The one I shot was full auto and the owner, a local "Special Occupational Taxpayer" (SOT), said he paid over $30000 for his.

    If you really want to piss us off, tell us how many Euros you gave for that rifle ;)
     
  9. Afy

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    Shear Stress: 750 euros with 2 magazines, a cleaning kit and Bayo. :D:D:D:D

    Could have gotten it for about 500 had I wanted to wait another two months to import it from Switzerland.
     
  10. Shear_stress

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    Ha!! Well played!!!!

    Try to find a deal like that here: bonne chance!
     
  11. gb0399

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    1 Euro = 1.2645 U.S. dollars

    948.38
     
  12. Hatterasguy

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    I hate you.:D
     
  13. gb0399

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    would you classify that as an assault rifle or a light MG?
     
  14. Afy

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    Assault Rifle.. the LMG needs a bigger mag..but in the FA version I guess it could go either way.
     
  15. Hatterasguy

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    I thought the Swiss used a modified MG42 for their general purpose machine gun.

    MG51 if I remember correctly.

    http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg50-e.htm

    Like the typical Swiss they built it better than the Germans!:D
     
  16. Afy

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    I do beleive its still in service on the Leopard tank too.. But I might be wrong. No expert on Swiss guns.
     
  17. carbine85

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    Is that modeled after the AR18? Looks very similar.
     
  18. gunnie

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    outside appearances aside, no similarity. the 180 has a rotary bolt very much like an AR 15/16. the sig is delayed roller block recoil operation similar to the HK 91.

    gunnie
     
  19. FMJMIKE

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    Great Rifle...............Can I shoot it ???
    :D
     
  20. Dr.Rob

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    Wicked looking... oddly tall sights.. is there a reason for that?

    sans magazine would look at home across a stormtrooper's chest (Star Wars not Germany)
     
  21. Shear_stress

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    Probably due to the straight line stock, as with the AR.
     
  22. DustyVermonter

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    Why can't we have those, I hate to sound like a whiner but, that's not fair. Is there anything here in the states that you can't have because I'd love to rub it in. :)
     
  23. Afy

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    Dusty: A lot in the States that we can have, cheap guns, ammo, reloading supplies you name it. You're much better off than us. Krieger, Hart, Rock river barrels, Bib bullets, the list is endless. I cant even locate a 30 BR reamer to have one built.

    The gun culture here is more a shooting culture and everyone is competitive.

    FMJMike: Anytime you're this side of the pond, more than welcome.
     
  24. The Annoyed Man

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    Slightly off-topic.... but I find it interesting that access to your shooting position is from the front of the bench, rather than behind it. I've never seen a bench like that. Is that unique to that range, or is it a particularly European thing?
     
  25. Al LaVodka

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    The busiest range in the US, where I worked once, had the same benches albeit not so big -- first in right-handed-only wood with removable semi-auto ejection protection screens, then in left and right-handed cement and the idiots forgot to leave holes for the screens). Carpet remnants where plentiful and eventually all of the wooden-benches were ultimately covered in astroturf -- not after they were replaced at some expense for some reason as the wood was fine.

    Note: liberal Democrat elected officials surreptitiously shut it down. Vote Dem Bums Out!

    Al
     
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