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orangeglo
02-29-2012, 6:42 PM
Haven't been able to find much info for this.

http://i.imgur.com/U9Uh0.jpg

http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mastershop/prestige/viking.html#

lordres
02-29-2012, 7:11 PM
X5open please.
http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mastershop/competition.html#

Dhena81
02-29-2012, 7:16 PM
You've got to be kidding me. All of Sig's variants have already been ridiculous but now I've had it they are the laughing stock of what used to be to hell and back reliable.

inosaris
02-29-2012, 7:23 PM
Doesn't look like it's meant to be used...I don't know how much it costs but that is one expensive paperweight

Charles4400
02-29-2012, 7:37 PM
I think I saw an ad for it at the back of this book:

http://www.cults.co.nz/sci/elrondhubbard.jpg

I'll take 2! :chris:

FUBAR
02-29-2012, 7:44 PM
Is that front sight a hood ornament from a Rolls Royce Silver Phantom?

sammy
02-29-2012, 7:51 PM
:D It is a joke. But after I saw the diamond plate abomination at my local shop I canno't be sure. It is a joke right?:shrug: Common, please tell me this and the diamond plate models are a joke.

Sig has clearly lost it's way.

hyperion.excal
02-29-2012, 8:33 PM
P226 Open dream IPSC gun.

G60
02-29-2012, 8:40 PM
What a joke, thanks Ron Cohen.

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=83494

PBMax
02-29-2012, 8:42 PM
I think you need to be an actual Viking to own that gun.

Peter.Steele
02-29-2012, 8:46 PM
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Nor*Cal
02-29-2012, 8:48 PM
Those are SIG's offered on their German website. That Viking model is obviously a collectors piece.

It cracks me up how some people get all disturbed that SIG keeps making all these variations out of their custom shop. What's the problem?? They still offer the standard models.

I like seeing these crazy variations. Some are ugly as heck like the diamond plate model and the rainbow model but hey, there's a buyer out there for just about anything.

BTW, those sights on the Viking gun are something else.

skyscraper
02-29-2012, 8:50 PM
Those are SIG's offered on their German website. That Viking model is obviously a collectors piece.

It cracks me up how some people get all disturbed that SIG keeps making all these variations out of their custom shop. What's the problem?? They still offer the standard models.

I like seeing these crazy variations. Some are ugly as heck like the diamond plate model and the rainbow model but hey, there's a buyer out there for just about anything.

BTW, those sights on the Viking gun are something else.

Because Sig never asked their permission!:43:

Noah3683
02-29-2012, 8:56 PM
Bloody hell I hope that's fake

discoed
02-29-2012, 9:30 PM
I think that Viking is a work of art. If you don't like it don't look at it. Sig makes amazing guns and they have a selection for everyone.

battleship
02-29-2012, 9:37 PM
Grip plates carved from Mammoth Tusks, i don't think so.

Damn they have some beautiful finishes that Blue P226x5 is really something.

inosaris
02-29-2012, 9:50 PM
What the..golden dragon, blue pearl, emerald...I'd still love to have a standard x-six though man that thing looks nice

Sonic_mike
02-29-2012, 10:06 PM
So sig finally got with red jacket to create the ultimate game changer.

echang86
02-29-2012, 10:10 PM
Those are SIG's offered on their German website. That Viking model is obviously a collectors piece.

It cracks me up how some people get all disturbed that SIG keeps making all these variations out of their custom shop. What's the problem?? They still offer the standard models.

You forgot the part where everyone blames Cohen for it, when the Sig Mastershop has been pushing these things out before Cohen.

I agree with majority of the consumers, that all these "collector" models are gaudy and tacky. But I don't get where everyone gets offended. If Sig enjoys making ugly *** guns, more power to them.

hyperion.excal
02-29-2012, 10:35 PM
The Equinox was one of the the beautiful ones they made. Glad i got one.

RRichie09
02-29-2012, 10:38 PM
Those are SIG's offered on their German website. That Viking model is obviously a collectors piece.

It cracks me up how some people get all disturbed that SIG keeps making all these variations out of their custom shop. What's the problem?? They still offer the standard models.

I like seeing these crazy variations. Some are ugly as heck like the diamond plate model and the rainbow model but hey, there's a buyer out there for just about anything.

BTW, those sights on the Viking gun are something else.

Because Sig seems to be spending more time on making ridiculous variations instead of focusing on their quality control. They have also been focused on producing the parts for their pistols as cheaply as possible even at the expense of quality.

Nor*Cal
02-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Because Sig seems to be spending more time on making ridiculous variations instead of focusing on their quality control. They have also been focused on producing the parts for their pistols as cheaply as possible even at the expense of quality.

I understand that they need to improve their QC process but some engineer or designer sitting in an office drawing up new variations of their product offerings in Germany or the US is not what's hurting the quality. And the custom shop producing these limited edition pieces is also not the source of the issue you bring up. None of these employees are going down to the production lines to perform quality control.

Quality is an operations issue, hopefully they improve that area of their manufacturing process so they do not further tarnish their reputation for producing some great firearms.

As for producing cheap parts, please school me on that. Besides the cheap plastic guide rods they used for a short time, I'm not aware of this focus on using cheap parts.

Freagan
02-29-2012, 11:01 PM
I will buy this gun, move to Japan, and yell really random gibberish sounding words every time right before I pull the trigger

RRichie09
02-29-2012, 11:09 PM
I understand that they need to improve their QC process but some engineer or designer sitting in an office drawing up new variations of their product offerings in Germany or the US is not what's hurting the quality. And the custom shop producing these limited edition pieces is also not the source of the issue you bring up. None of these employees are going down to the production lines to perform quality control.

Quality is an operations issue, hopefully they improve that area of their manufacturing process so they do not further tarnish their reputation for producing some great firearms.

As for producing cheap parts, please school me on that. Besides the cheap plastic guide rods they used for a short time, I'm not aware of this focus on using cheap parts.

Actually it does. A company only has soo much money. Hiring someone to come up with all this crap means that money isn't going into hiring someone to help with QC.

It also shows where Sig Sauer's heads at. Instead of trying to build a few quality and reliable guns they are trying to attract as many buyers as possible.

Their decision to move to cheap manufacturing processes, I'm not just talking about MIM, while increasing the MSRP of their guns also show that all they care about is the profit margin.

They can live off of their hard earn reputation for so long, I hope they figure it out by then.

Nor*Cal
02-29-2012, 11:18 PM
Actually it does. A company only has soo much money. Hiring someone to come up with all this crap means that money isn't going into hiring someone to help with QC.

It also shows where Sig Sauer's heads at. Instead of trying to build a few quality and reliable guns they are trying to attract as many buyers as possible.

Their decision to move to cheap manufacturing processes, I'm not just talking about MIM, while increasing the MSRP of their guns also show that all they care about is the profit margin.

They can live off of their hard earn reputation for so long, I hope they figure it out by then.

It's all good Rich, we don't have to agree. I too hope they get it figured out though, I'm a SIG fan.

Maybe after they get rid of the viking they hired to design that 226 they can put that money towards some more quality control personal ;)

lordres
02-29-2012, 11:21 PM
I'm all in for more SIG QC.

MrExel17
02-29-2012, 11:25 PM
You better put that back where you found it before THORs dad comes looking for it.:oji:

PandaLuv
02-29-2012, 11:43 PM
so hard being a sig fan lately

RRichie09
02-29-2012, 11:54 PM
so hard being a sig fan lately

You know you want it! :chris:

jcaoloveshine
03-01-2012, 1:32 AM
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Sig-Sauer-P239-Rainbow-Titanium.jpg

Hoot951
03-01-2012, 3:11 AM
I like the viking. Give it to me with regular sights and grips and it's my new carry piece.

451040
03-01-2012, 3:26 AM
Haven't been able to find much info for this.


With good reason. :puke:

jeffrice6
03-01-2012, 3:28 AM
Haven't been able to find much info for this
Why would you want to?

Sturnovik
03-01-2012, 9:02 AM
There return is less than 1%.....there quality control is no different than any other manufacturer. That said if people stop buying them, they'll stop making these stupid finishes and bling. I have probally shot more sigs than on anyone on this forum and I'm telling you if QC is down I havent seen that.

There selling way more pistols than they ever did in the 80's and 90's, theres going to be lemons when mass manufacturing starts.

gorenut
03-01-2012, 9:11 AM
I have to agree.. Sig QC issues are overstated. I've owned 4 Exeter models and didn't have any issues with them other than design. However.. the thing I don't like is how they are manufacturing guns with cheaper parts, but not passing the savings to the consumers. I am not against processes like MIM, but it should have some benefit to the consumers too. I know there's probably some back-end economics, inflation, cost of labor.. and so on... but then you see Sig squeezing their extra time and money on the development of silly-goose guns like this - it really makes you wonder.

Sturnovik
03-01-2012, 9:17 AM
I have to agree.. Sig QC issues are overstated. I've owned 4 Exeter models and didn't have any issues with them other than design. However.. the thing I don't like is how they are manufacturing guns with cheaper parts, but not passing the savings to the consumers. I am not against processes like MIM, but it should have some benefit to the consumers too. I know there's probably some back-end economics, inflation, cost of labor.. and so on... but then you see Sig squeezing their extra time and money on the development of silly-goose guns like this - it really makes you wonder.

They are. Sufficed to say Cohen is probably doing whatever it takes to make a profit, and thats his job. I dont like that whole approach but there making money and just scored some big contracts with the Feds and some local agencies. I have to admit I'm not thrilled by his whole business plan but people are buying some of these ridiculous limited editions and finishes, eh it is what it is. I have always agreed that even the classic P series are a 100-150 bucks over priced and the lowest MSRP should reflect 2 mags minimum and a set of night sights installed.

If the checkmate magazine issue keeps blowing up, I'm going to write them a letter or email. I'm on the phone a couple times a year with them, no issues thus far in terms of CS, but since there producing more pistols than ever and last time I spoke with CS and I asked what I had been hearing about QC he told me about there return's being below 1% and there Classic pistols still outsell anything (although the Sig Pro's are taking off like wildfire).

Ventura_Yak'r
03-01-2012, 9:19 AM
A Nordic pimp gun that Odin would be proud of!

gorenut
03-01-2012, 12:03 PM
Oh wow.. I just clicked on the link.. and noticed the sights for the gun...... I can already imagine some fat dude with a ponytail getting this gun and setting it next to his set of elven fantasy blades.

Ventura_Yak'r
03-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Just clicked on the link too... thought this was a hoax.... after viewing the site, I wish it were! Wow! What's the next schtick sig will come up with? The Dungeons & Dragons 1911? You, know... I think I saw this Viking Sig on TV at 2am right after I bought the Franklin Mint's limited edition pewter garden gnomes!

Sturnovik
03-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Just clicked on the link too... thought this was a hoax.... after viewing the site, I wish it were! Wow! What's the next schtick sig will come out with? The Dungeons & Dragons 1911?

Oh god........you just gave them the idea!!!!!!!!!!!!:facepalm:


:rolleyes::43:

X_Factor
03-01-2012, 1:05 PM
That's what the Minnesota fans bring when the Raiders come to town!

Fadedline
03-01-2012, 2:11 PM
That's what this guy carries...

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Aspec5vz
03-01-2012, 3:38 PM
How much? I want it!

KeithG
03-01-2012, 4:04 PM
Just DROSed the last SIG Viking Turner's had in stock...eat your heart out fells!

Kodemonkey
03-01-2012, 4:19 PM
Okay, "Mammoth Tusk"?? I don't think so, and if it is true that is a tragedy. Last I checked Mammoth's were extinct 5000 years ago.

When I googled mammoth tusk I got about 4 pages of Skyrim hits.

I am guessing a hoax, but they actually produced that diamond plate monstrosity so I guess it is possible.

Gryff
03-01-2012, 4:40 PM
Haven't been able to find much info for this.

Because it's too embarrassed to show its face.

Neptune
03-01-2012, 4:53 PM
Okay, "Mammoth Tusk"?? I don't think so, and if it is true that is a tragedy. Last I checked Mammoth's were extinct 5000 years ago.

When I googled mammoth tusk I got about 4 pages of Skyrim hits.

I am guessing a hoax, but they actually produced that diamond plate monstrosity so I guess it is possible.

Elephant ivory is super rare due to the long standing importation laws. Frozen mammoths are all over the place, and they are defrosted, hair and all, and their ivory can be legally harvested and used. It's fairly common stuff actually.


Mammoth Ivory Grips

http://www.gripsandknives.com/Mammoth_Ivory_1911_Pistol_Grips_s/31.htm

http://www.gripsandknives.com/Mammoth_Ivory_Pistol_Grips_p/grips775.htm

Pretty reasonable at $315. They are around 10,000 years old after all...
I've been thinking about getting a set of these for my Sig 1911.

http://www.gripsandknives.com/v/vspfiles/photos/Grips775-2S.jpghttp://www.gripsandknives.com/v/vspfiles/photos/Grips775-3S.jpg



Check out this site, the pictures are amazing, he shows how he makes the grips from cutting the tusks to scrimshaw. Pretty sweet.

http://www.thegunengraver.com/Grips.htm
15,000 year old mammoth ivory from Siberia


http://www.thegunengraver.com/images/Tusk1.jpg http://www.thegunengraver.com/images/Tusk2.jpg

http://www.thegunengraver.com/images/Tusk4.jpg http://www.thegunengraver.com/images/GripAd1.jpg




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Kodemonkey
03-01-2012, 5:00 PM
Elephant ivory is super rare due to the long standing importation laws. Frozen mammoths are all over the place, and they are defrosted, hair and all, and their ivory can be legally harvested and used. It's fairly common stuff actually.



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Learn something new everyday. Thanks for the info!

Unfortunately, that means this gun is probably real. To each his own, but :puke:

gun505
03-01-2012, 5:11 PM
Dam! I need one!

Hoot951
03-01-2012, 6:53 PM
It's been a day since I've seen this and I still want it.:drool5:

Peter W Bush
03-01-2012, 7:04 PM
Okay, "Mammoth Tusk"?? I don't think so, and if it is true that is a tragedy. Last I checked Mammoth's were extinct 5000 years ago.

When I googled mammoth tusk I got about 4 pages of Skyrim hits.

I am guessing a hoax, but they actually produced that diamond plate monstrosity so I guess it is possible.

When I was flying from Damascus to London, the guy next to me had one of these http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Tasbih1924.jpg made out of mammoth tusk. I didn't bother to ask him how much it cost, but I'm guessing it was a lot. I collect those things (mostly ivory) and would kill to get my hands on one made out of mammoth :43:

P08
03-01-2012, 7:36 PM
I heard they are working on a world of warcraft version also

jswr450
03-01-2012, 7:44 PM
I think you need to be an actual Viking to own that gun.

What he said.

Sonic_mike
03-01-2012, 8:54 PM
It's been a day since I've seen this and I still want it.:drool5:

Have fun being the envy of the trailer park.

beetle
03-01-2012, 9:44 PM
check out the sights.... :smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5:

http://www.sigsauer.de/files/mastershop_prestige_viking_slide_1.png

Freagan
03-01-2012, 9:58 PM
"I don't normally use my sights, but when I do...it had better be a goddamned viking ship!

cwin
03-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Certainly not my cup of tea but I'm sure it will float someone's boat :). I still love my Sigs!

Aspec5vz
03-01-2012, 10:45 PM
I need it lol

Javi
03-01-2012, 10:59 PM
check out the sights.... :smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5:

http://www.sigsauer.de/files/mastershop_prestige_viking_slide_1.png

I think it's goofy but damn...With that zoom in, that's some nice detail going on on the slide. Is that rear sight functional at all with that sail on top? haha.

X_Factor
03-02-2012, 8:40 AM
Just clicked on the link too... thought this was a hoax.... after viewing the site, I wish it were! Wow! What's the next schtick sig will come up with? The Dungeons & Dragons 1911? You, know... I think I saw this Viking Sig on TV at 2am right after I bought the Franklin Mint's limited edition pewter garden gnomes!

Hey! You got the pewter garden gnomes too! :rofl2: