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Sig SG550 military model

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Brockak47, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Brockak47

    Brockak47 Member

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    What if I were to find a Sig SG550 in an abandon house with no paperwork can I find out if it's legal for me to own?

    the gun semi,burst, and full. It is a Swiss made SG550

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    hypothetically.
     
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  2. cslinger

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    If its not papered/tranferable you are out of luck. Something tells me this was a dealer sample or lost Leo rifle of some kind. My two cents is I would not take possession of said fictional rifle.
     
  3. Brockak47

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    What if I just took possession of everything except the lower receiver?

    is there a way I can find out if it's papered?

    the rifle in question looks exactly like this one same notch out by the bolt and everything

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stgw_90.jpg
     
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  4. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    If you have it in your possession without a stamp, it is the same as unregistered or stolen to the BATF. I would stay far,far away. Since they weren't really made abundantly until 1986 and later, I would have to say no matter what it is MOST LIKELY illegal for a citizen to own.
     
  5. Sam1911

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    If it is not registered TO YOU, it is absolutely counterfeit. If you are in possession of it at all -- even for a moment -- you are breaking federal law with consequences of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Sounds like a good gamble, no? :rolleyes:

    As for all the parts & pieces? The receiver is the regulated part. Without that part, it's just "parts." Were it to be stripped down and the receiver torch-cut into three or four pieces, you'd not be in possession of an unregistered MG. But...until and while you're doing that, you would be.
     
  6. Brockak47

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    torch cut the lower receiver or the upper? or both?
     
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  7. Sam1911

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    It depends. Where is the serial number and manufacturer's information?
     
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    I believe the "gun" part of a Sig rifle is the upper receiver, no?
     
  9. Sam1911

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    I don't know for sure. Depends on whether it's considered more like an FAL or more like an AR-15.
     
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    Even in the very remote possibility that this was at one time registered as a transferable (and that could be determined through a lawyer specializing in such things), that won't do you any good unless you can establish a chain of title from the last registered owner. That's not possible if it was a "found" item.
     
  11. Prince Yamato

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    They came out in '86. There are some in the registry, (like less than 10) and they are literally last-minute conversions. I'd guess that you, hypothetically, came across a lost LEO gun.
     
  12. JustinJ

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    The upper is the serialized receiver, as i understand it.
     
  13. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Or more likely, one that walked across the border from Mexico with a drug shipment.
    It's only 175 miles from the border.

    I wouldn't touch it with your 10-foot pole!!

    rc
     
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  14. zoom6zoom

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    The upper is the registered receiver on a SIG 5xx rifle.
     
  15. rosewood151

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    If they came out in 86, and importation of foreign made machine guns was halted in 68, how exactly are there "like 10" in the registry?

    EDIT: Didn't read whole post. Didn't see "last minute conversion"
     
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