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New SIG SG551 for sale in the US now!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Click Click Boom, Aug 24, 2008.

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  1. Click Click Boom

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  2. marktx

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    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.
     
  3. Z-Michigan

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    Very cool.

    Purely a collector's item.
     
  4. mp510

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    Me likey.:cool::what:

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

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    I'll take one then that thing looks awesome. (I'm a 550 fan)
     
  6. Evil Monkey

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    $3,600 for another everyday 223 rifle.
     
  7. nwilliams

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    Love to buy one, unfortunately way out of my price range:(
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    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?

    Anyone know the English translation of that?

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

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    I have a friend in Texas who recently bought 1.. he is quite happy with it ;)
     
  10. Wes Janson

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    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.
     
  11. Bobarino

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    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
     
  12. sarduy

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    $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
     
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    For a Sig nut, maybe, but for everyone else, why? With that price tag, good luck.
     
  14. Ohen Cepel

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    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.
     
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    *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.
     
  16. TexasRifleman

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    That's basically what it sounded like to me. Thought I was missing something but apparently not.
     
  17. thatguy123

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

    Forrest
     
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