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69Mach1
09-04-2008, 2:00 PM
http://www.sig551.com/index.php/the-sig-sg-551
Very limited run.
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/sub_sig551_pictures.png

Where did these SG 551's rifles come from?

These rifles were built out of new SIG 551s that were held in a bonded warehouse. The BATF witnessed all 250 receivers being cut, with the barrels being left at the warehouse.

They had to have the listed parts replaced, including the barrels because of 2 importation bans, 1 on rifles and 1 on barrels. The USA made parts were selected to keep prices down and quality up, but still not a cheap task.

All of the upper receivers had to be serial numbered to the lowers; due to the fact the lowers already had number on them from the original rifle. This was a tedious task that required some extra time and effort to match all the numbers.

The SIG magazine prices have not been decided; the website listing was a test and will change shortly.

We are working on accessories for these rifles. From diopter sights to 22 pellet conversion kits. It is time consuming but making progress.

All accessories we acquire, if any, will be offered to the purchasers of the rifles, in the order that they were purchased.

Sig then took the maximum number of swiss parts allowed and produced this limited run.

Regular Price - Paid in full by Credit Card $3705.00

Cash Discount - Prepaid in full with Cashiers Check $3600.00

popngen
09-04-2008, 2:03 PM
holy moly.. that's a load of cash...

69Mach1
09-04-2008, 2:04 PM
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/gallery/pictures/SIG_SG551_RS.jpg
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/gallery/pictures/551RS_FOLDED.jpg
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/gallery/pictures/SIG_SG551_RS_LOWER.jpg
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/gallery/pictures/SIG_SG551_RS_REC.jpg
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/gallery/pictures/SIG_SAUER_SG551_SCOPED.jpg

bobfried
09-04-2008, 2:10 PM
That's big money for a pretty cool rifle.

However, I'd wait for the 556 Classic which will have the same folding stock, fore-end, barrel, upper receiver AND diopter drum sights. The only difference will be the lower receiver that takes AR mags like a normal 556.

Whilst having a somewhat original "style" 551 would be cool, it offers nothing different except the original AK style magazine and release. I'd rather pay 1/3 the price and be able to use AR mags that are much cheaper, more effective and a heck of a lot more ergonomic.

Saigon1965
09-04-2008, 2:12 PM
Me want one -

jumbopanda
09-04-2008, 2:15 PM
Cool rifles, but SO not worth it unless you're filthy rich.

elSquid
09-04-2008, 2:20 PM
Another thing to consider, SIGs are available in Canada ( they aren't generally "restricted", unlike AR15s )

http://www.wolverinesupplies.com/default.asp?Pg=8&do=3&mcid=1&scid=12&pid=45

so if anyone decides to buy one of these things, Canada might be an avenue for parts and accessories ( Subject to import laws, of course. )

http://www.wolverinesupplies.com/webdox/pricelists/Swiss%20Arms%20Retail%20Price%20List-2008-1.pdf

-- Michael

aplinker
09-04-2008, 2:25 PM
That's big money for a pretty cool rifle.

However, I'd wait for the 556 Classic which will have the same folding stock, fore-end, barrel, upper receiver AND diopter drum sights. The only difference will be the lower receiver that takes AR mags like a normal 556.

Whilst having a somewhat original "style" 551 would be cool, it offers nothing different except the original AK style magazine and release. I'd rather pay 1/3 the price and be able to use AR mags that are much cheaper, more effective and a heck of a lot more ergonomic.

I agree. :) I've been hoping for the 556 Classic, as well. It's the 1st time I've considered a Sig rifle - and I'm glad to be feeling it now.

ldivinag
09-04-2008, 2:46 PM
crap...

since they are officially listed as 551s... :(

Charliegone
09-04-2008, 2:59 PM
WTF! They SVT40's for 425 bones!

hawk1
09-04-2008, 3:19 PM
Not impressed at all...:rolleyes:

elSquid
09-04-2008, 3:33 PM
WTF! They SVT40's for 425 bones!

About 15 years ago ( when I was living in Canada ) I almost bought a real MG42. They were asking $400 IIRC.

:43:

Canada doesn't have the same "sporting purpose" import restrictions that the US has. As a result, lots of interesting guns are available, at fairly decent prices.

You can buy Norinco M14s for about $400, all day long.

The big thing I've been reading about lately is that Norinco has made an M4 replica, and a couple of containers full of them are onroute to Ontario...

-- Michael

trinydex
09-04-2008, 3:36 PM
what's the allure? i don't get why people are so drawn to the 551.

JagerTroop
09-04-2008, 3:49 PM
what's the allure? i don't get why people are so drawn to the 551.

Why do people need a frickin $10k Rolex? A $10 casio will get the job done just as well. Answer= Ego, vanity, the "it cost 4 times as much as yours, so it must be 4 times as good" philosophy. Rolex, Bentley, Sig SG551... sure they're high quality, but, something 1/4th the price will be more than sufficient.

In short... I'm with you on this one.

elSquid
09-04-2008, 4:00 PM
Why do people need a frickin $10k Rolex?

Totally agree. A $10K Rolex is just stupid, especially when you can get a decent one for 5-6K.

:43:

-- Michael

X-NewYawker
09-04-2008, 4:00 PM
Twelve or so years ago, after the AWB, people were still finding AWs in their closets and I was directing them to CFI in Texas who was buying CA AWs at good prices. I got a call from Richard Pryor's people. He had just gotten his MS bad and they wanted to get his guns out of the house. I said bring them over and I'll look at them. I started unzipping rifle bags -- Micro Uzi. Shot gun. '

SUNUVA*****!

A Brand spanking new SIG 550. Green. beautiful. My "Holy Grail: gun! And I couldn't keep the bstrd!

Off it went to a state whee it could find a good owner.
These new 556s will NEVER look as good as the old Green ones.

X-NewYawker
09-04-2008, 4:01 PM
Totally agree. A $10K Rolex is just stupid, especially when you can get a decent one for 5-6K.

:43:

-- Michael

ANY Rolex is stupid.

You can't shoot rioters with them.


BTW have you noticed since the time on one your cell phone you really don't carry a watch anymore?

DedEye
09-04-2008, 4:07 PM
Cool rifles, but SO not worth it unless you're filthy rich.

Agreed, it just doesn't seem unique enough to justify almost $4k - unless it were select fire :43:.

elSquid
09-04-2008, 4:14 PM
You can't shoot rioters with them.

{shrug} You can reflect sunlight off of it and blind the rioters with bling.

BTW have you noticed since the time on one your cell phone you really don't carry a watch anymore?

Haven't noticed that at all. I'm wearing a mechanical watch as I type this and my cell phone is sitting at home on my desk. I don't carry my cell phone day-to-day.

-- Michael

marxdspot
09-04-2008, 4:50 PM
{shrug} You can reflect sunlight off of it and blind the rioters with bling.



Haven't noticed that at all. I'm wearing a mechanical watch as I type this and my cell phone is sitting at home on my desk. I don't carry my cell phone day-to-day.

-- Michael

:rofl2:...you're killin' me!

marxdspot
09-04-2008, 4:57 PM
I saw this a while ago on the sig forum. I believe the first 100 rifles have a slight discount, and after the 100 mark, they'll mark them up. I would've jump on this if I wasn't happy with my Sig 556. IMO, the big plus for the Sig 556 is the ability to interchange mags with my AR's. I believe Sig is selling the 551 mags for over $60 each...ouch! None-the-less, it's cool that Sig finally introduced a 551 option, but for the price tag...!?!?!? Until they bring the price down, I'll stick to using my Rolex for blinding and my 556 to finish 'em (zombies) off.

vlsgmc
09-04-2008, 5:56 PM
"All of the upper receivers had to be serial numbered to the lowers; due to the fact the lowers already had number on them from the original rifle. This was a tedious task that required some extra time and effort to match all the numbers." ???

I can understand why they would want to do this, but why did they have to be?

Also, what the heck happened in Canada? Didn't they have some major gun restrictions passed in the early 90s?? Now M1A, Sigs are readily available?

leelaw
09-04-2008, 6:12 PM
Um, those are just re-dressed Sig 556's

The front sights look too tall - AR15 height? Then what's the point of changing it from a 556 to 551 if you're going to stick an AR15 height sight on it?

virulosity
09-04-2008, 6:15 PM
I would still much rather have the off list PE-90. Good luck finding one though.

sb_pete
09-04-2008, 6:19 PM
WTF! They SVT40's for 425 bones!

Argh, lucky b**tard Canucks:mad::rolleyes:; I would so buy one of those...

trinydex
09-04-2008, 6:29 PM
Why do people need a frickin $10k Rolex? A $10 casio will get the job done just as well. Answer= Ego, vanity, the "it cost 4 times as much as yours, so it must be 4 times as good" philosophy. Rolex, Bentley, Sig SG551... sure they're high quality, but, something 1/4th the price will be more than sufficient.

In short... I'm with you on this one.

so it's not magical or anythin' right? i guess i was wondering why people liked the classic one too... some history or something? rare because of bans?

elSquid
09-04-2008, 6:40 PM
Also, what the heck happened in Canada? Didn't they have some major gun restrictions passed in the early 90s?? Now M1A, Sigs are readily available?

Canada's gun laws are as convoluted as California's. I won't explain it all, 'cause it's not simple. ( :) ) But the fact is that while you can't buy a Colt AR15 in Canada, you can buy these...

http://www.canadaammo.com/product.php?productid=12&cat=0&page=1

http://www.wolverinesupplies.com/default.asp?Pg=8&do=3&mcid=1&scid=12&pid=471

http://www.marstar.ca/gf-norinco/N870-14.00.shtm

Even better, you call the dealer up, purchase the gun and they will mail it to your home. It's legal to buy a gun anywhere in Canada, regardless of your province of residence. It's legal to buy guns via the phone or mail order!

-- Michael

Richy
09-04-2008, 7:50 PM
So what's the big deal a bout these? I don't see it.

marxdspot
09-04-2008, 7:55 PM
So what's the big deal a bout these? I don't see it.

The lower receiver will accept Sig 551 mags, Sig 551 lower receiver, Sig 551 folding stock, and Sig 551 handguards. Besides the high price tag, if they had added the original Sig 551 sights, I would've given it some serious thought...but they didn't. They were so close, but no trophy.

nikonuser
09-04-2008, 8:07 PM
I am saving for the FN SCAR L if and when ever it comes out. Never was a fan of the SIG look.

Pvt. Cowboy
09-04-2008, 8:12 PM
That's big money for a pretty cool rifle.

However, I'd wait for the 556 Classic which will have the same folding stock, fore-end, barrel, upper receiver AND diopter drum sights. The only difference will be the lower receiver that takes AR mags like a normal 556.

If I were to get one, I think I'd rather have that one.

Better yet, a genuine US-made Steyr AUG if you really want me to pick nits.

PIRATE14
09-04-2008, 8:28 PM
Better yet, a genuine US-made Steyr AUG if you really want me to pick nits.

I just got one of those today............:43:

PIRATE14
09-04-2008, 8:32 PM
http://www.sig551.com/index.php/the-sig-sg-551
Very limited run.
http://www.sig551.com/templates/sg551/images/sub_sig551_pictures.png



Regular Price - Paid in full by Credit Card $3705.00

Cash Discount - Prepaid in full with Cashiers Check $3600.00

Well........I might need one or TWO............just cause...

I really like the 556 and the AR mags.............

I'd have to cough up one or two my COLTs though.........:(

trinydex
09-04-2008, 9:21 PM
is this thing crazy accurate or something

Mississippi
09-04-2008, 9:40 PM
Thats a killer looking rifle! If I didnt have to put FUEL in my SUV this week I could buy one.;);)

X-NewYawker
09-05-2008, 6:31 AM
Sell SUV
Buy AUG

duenor
09-05-2008, 7:16 AM
not worth it imho.
after all the restricted parts were removed, all you have is a bunch of 551 spare parts. woo.