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Old 07-11-2018, 05:40 PM   #36
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Have 2 of Mikes 551-2SP guns and was fortunate enough to handpick from his pile. They are both nice shooters and as new condition,would like to take those damn extensions off, but after decades of forms and $200 stamps just not up too it anymore! Trying to eliminate paper.. I will conform!! As silly as it is...Haha Lol
If you decide to sell one let me know!
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M60, welcome to why i took Mike's 551LB; no extension worries hehe.

Swolff, if you are serious about one of the 551-2SP SWATs from M.M., shoot me an e-mail: ozarkbeararms@gmail.com.
No 100% promises, but I might be able to help you out.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:01 PM   #38
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Update,

For those that haven't seen Daves live video from today and yesterday, the SAN 550s pistol (Grey finish, green furniture, steel lower, diopter ala StGw90/PE90) will be shipping from Switzerland tomorrow 07/19 and will be in the US shortly!. 551 Long Barrels will be in September. Dave will be importing 20 Blue Star and Red verisons of the 550 along with the Martin Blum edition 550s early next year. The red and blue ones will be limited to 20 a piece and 3,450$. The Blums will be 20 or 25 to start but available to spec order after the initial run. Pricing is around 4800-5000$

I have my 550 conversion and 551 conversion uppers being delivered tomorrow! The 550 I will be turning into a complete gun with matching bolt group, steel lower, and black stock. Since the conversion uppers are railed flat top I'll be throwing an ACOG on it. I ordered a matching bolt group for the 551 conversion as well and I'll pick up a lower eventually too. Tag it as a SBR, put a MRO on, and since its conventionally threaded it will get a suppressor mount.
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Finally the time has come! Would like to get into one of the Blum guns also when they become available.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:30 PM   #40
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Lord, confused again!

I spoke with Dave on Monday.

He told me the 553 LB Heavy Metals and 551 LBs were coming in next week.
He said the 550P pistols would be August or September, that they were waiting on the diopters for them.
So now it sounds like he mixed up the 551 LB and 550P during our conversation?

Just trying to keep track of all of this. I like Dave. He's a nice guy and i wish him success, but....this has all been so confusing.
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Lord, confused again!

I spoke with Dave on Monday.

He told me the 553 LB Heavy Metals and 551 LBs were coming in next week.
He said the 550P pistols would be August or September, that they were waiting on the diopters for them.
So now it sounds like he mixed up the 551 LB and 550P during our conversation?

Just trying to keep track of all of this. I like Dave. He's a nice guy and i wish him success, but....this has all been so confusing.
Pretty much exactly what I got out of it too. Until this morning that was the idea. He posted a pic from Switzerland of uppers without handguards and they were tagged as 551 long barrels, however the barrel between the receiver and front sight block was way to long to be a 551. Definitely 550.

Sounds like the diopters are still holding everything up. Sounds like the allocated batch of them for these 550s came in and the 551 LB will be later.

Misha, I still owe you an email back. My apologies on the delay. I'll do it tonight
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I also like the kewl specials. Lots of nice toys
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So glad to find this thread! I have a love for the Swiss Steel and you fellows seem to have fever.
I just received my 20" SAPR and have been dressing it out. My rough decision has been the optic?? With the 20" it should be able to reach out to fairly long distances. The other issue is whether to go with a bipod and if so which mount?
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So glad to find this thread! I have a love for the Swiss Steel and you fellows seem to have fever.
I just received my 20" SAPR and have been dressing it out. My rough decision has been the optic?? With the 20" it should be able to reach out to fairly long distances. The other issue is whether to go with a bipod and if so which mount?
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Harris bipod. The rifle needs a lightweight bipod.

I would 'guess' the best glass option is to exploit the rifle, as a DMR. It is at a disadvantage as a battle rifle - due to weight and bulk.
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I bought a Sig 550 in the 1980's.

It was $2000 back then.

It is a heavy 5.56 rifle.
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If you spent $2k on a SG550 in the late 1980s, that would be roughly $4.2k in 2018 dollars thanks to inflation alone.

Dave's are $3.4k (not including shipping) and then $325 for the stock. So lets call it $3.8k total.
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Update: 50 SAN SG550P Pistols have left Switzerland.
A flight over the Atlantic, a bit of time in Customs, Dave's drive to and from DFW airport, some paperwork, and then; shipping to your dealers folks.
Assuming of course, you've paid in full that is.
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If you spent $2k on a SG550 in the late 1980s, that would be roughly $4.2k in 2018 dollars thanks to inflation alone.

Dave's are $3.4k (not including shipping) and then $325 for the stock. So lets call it $3.8k total.
The exchange rate with Switzerland may have been worse than it is now.

Belgian FAL's were $1350, German HK91's were only $650, but magazines were $65 each.

The Austrian Steyr AUG was only $450.

The French FAMAS was $2000, but you might have been able to find a new one for $1800.
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I remember the $650 HKs, but not the $400ish AUGs.
Back then, prices could vary from region to region. I mean there was no internet and dealers could set a price pretty much where ever they felt like.
The AUG was pretty popular here in AR, so maybe dealers could get a bit more out of them so thats why prices were higher.

FAMASs were freakin expensive lol, they were like $800-$1,000 dealer, hard to get, so yeah retail was easily $1,500+.
And that was w/o an optic. At least the AUG and some others came with a scope.

Another one that seemed high to me back in those gunshow days was the BM59. Of course part of that was that you could still get an M1 Garand for a few hundred bucks, so double that for what seemed to be a very similar gun to a kid was expensive.
Wasn't like i could browse the net to learn about these weird guns i came across either, so many remained pretty mysterious to me until the late '90s when gun sites finally started to pop up.
That and i had taken a break from guns in the mid '90s as i'd found "more interesting" things to pursue as a teenager *wink*.
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CAI had the FAMAS for just under $700.00. It was less than 1K. I had a deposit on a FAMAS, but it was held in a bonded warehouse and was never released. I 'heard' CAI moved this batch to Canada.

Birmingham Pistol Parlor had the FNC for $499.00. That is about the least expensive euro item you could buy. The Colts ($650+) were more money.

The AUG A1 was around $900.00, from GSI.



SOG had the SIG 550 and 551, for around $1850.00. Flat styrofoam box with two 20rd mags, booklet, and cleaning kit.
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Well Christmas started this week for me. My SG550P and 551P conversion uppers arrived at my FFL today and I picked them up promptly. I bought bolt groups for each which Dave was kind enough to have engraved with matching numbers at SANs factory.

My 550 will be getting an 4x power ACOG variant of some sort and the 551 will get a MRO or equivalent and I'll be running a suppressor on the 551 since its conventionally threaded. The 550 is a dream come true. Picked up a non serialized steel lower from Dave and had a stock waiting for it. The 551 will get a steel lower as well when I build up some cash and use a pistol brace for a while until I SBR it, then will get a adjustable Swiss folder.

Hoping to have my 550 complete pistol (STGW90) by this time next week! I'll post pictures once I get it

And of course, a few pictures


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Sean,

Kewl stuff.

Thanks for the pics.

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Sweet! As of now my favorite shooter
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CAI had the FAMAS for just under $700.00. It was less than 1K. I had a deposit on a FAMAS, but it was held in a bonded warehouse and was never released. I 'heard' CAI moved this batch to Canada.

Birmingham Pistol Parlor had the FNC for $499.00. That is about the least expensive euro item you could buy. The Colts ($650+) were more money.

The AUG A1 was around $900.00, from GSI.



SOG had the SIG 550 and 551, for around $1850.00. Flat styrofoam box with two 20rd mags, booklet, and cleaning kit.
When the AUG was first imported it might have been $550.

I remember it was cheaper than the H&K rifles.

They originally were only in green with 20 inch barrels with an optional 24 inch barrel.

The black ones and shorter barrels came later.

Interarms imported around 1500 of them and I'm fairly certain they were about $450.

I remember them being cheap compared to everything else at the time.

In the early 1980's the H&K's were $450 for a fixed stock model, but German prices went up in the late 1980's, maybe Austrian ones did too.
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Well Christmas started this week for me. My SG550P and 551P conversion uppers arrived at my FFL today and I picked them up promptly. I bought bolt groups for each which Dave was kind enough to have engraved with matching numbers at SANs factory.

My 550 will be getting an 4x power ACOG variant of some sort and the 551 will get a MRO or equivalent and I'll be running a suppressor on the 551 since its conventionally threaded. The 550 is a dream come true. Picked up a non serialized steel lower from Dave and had a stock waiting for it. The 551 will get a steel lower as well when I build up some cash and use a pistol brace for a while until I SBR it, then will get a adjustable Swiss folder.

Hoping to have my 550 complete pistol (STGW90) by this time next week! I'll post pictures once I get it

And of course, a few pictures


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I really want a 550 Conversion with diopter sights. I have everything else set aside so now just playing the waiting game!
A question for the detail oriented fellows: How different were the very early 556 guns that had Swiss barrel blanks and used Swiss trunnions? The machining and fit and finish seems very different.

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Dammit im pretty upset the 551 Lb aren’t coming in until September..... if they even come in before 2019.
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We did a video featuring a JDI SG551, SIG551-A1, and a relatively early SIG556. We compared them.

The first couple thousand 556s did indeed use more original Swiss parts. The barrels and trunnions while being made from Swiss blanks/forgings, had final machining and finishing done here in the USA. So really they look about the same as later parts.
The earliest guns used Swiss upper receiver stampings too, at least as best I can recall here in 2018 (i.e. over a decade after the fact).
Other parts that were commonly SAN included the bolt group, lower parts kit, and parts of the gas system. Even the gas blocks were Swiss forgings, but because they didn't receive the same thick, durable finish as the original guns, this lead to looser fitting handguards (this info provided by Mike at CGS way back in 2008).

Thing is, early 556s were also plegued with QC issues like the top rail.
Other issues were the M4 styled lower receiver, cheesy handguards, and AR15 type collapsing stock.

If you got an early SIG556 and wanted to make it all Swiss, by the time you were done buying all the parts needed for the conversion, you might as well just get something imported by JDI/Swiss Imports.

I know more than a few people that spent more money converting a 556P pistol into a 552 or 553, than what Dave charges for a 100% original pistol.

Oh, and regarding the SG550, there's not an SB and LB variant as far as I am aware. All have the long barrel capable of mounting a bayonet.
Dave's next 550 CKs should be great: diopter sights + option for serial matched BCG. Just get an unserialed lower, and boom! you're in business.
Only thing would be you'd have a black gun rather than grey, but really that's a minor gripe when it is still all Swiss.

Back in 2009-2010, CGS was charging $4k+ for full 556 to 550 conversions, and that was installing a US replica barrel too.
So $3.5k for the real deal in 2018 isn't too shabby, at least not comparing to other options from the past.

Swiss guns have always been expensive, even for their Army.
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I know more than a few people that spent more money converting a 556P pistol into a 552 or 553, than what Dave charges for a 100% original pistol.
That is crazy. At the end of the day you still have a 'SIG' 556P. No amount of tuning will change that fact.



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Buy a kit gun and keep throwing money at it. It is still a kit gun when it is time to sell it.
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I watched your video Misha and it was excellent with lots of good solid detailed information. Thank you.

Was the 553R you were handling in 5.56mm or 7.62x39?

What are your thoughts if I may about the 553P barrel lengths, 10.68" vs 13.66" advantages and disadvantages.

And what do you think if one ordered it with both dipoter sights and a picatinny rail, with the rail in front of the rear dipoter so it's not sitting on top of it?

And are there any advantages to the gas valve 4 position over the 2 position in your opinion?

Always curious what a man with many precious metals thinks about the details.
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What are your thoughts if I may about the 553P barrel lengths, 10.68" vs 13.66" advantages and disadvantages.

The 5.56 loses significant velocity with a short barrel (8.9"). The special TAP ammo helps solve that issue to some degree. The 13.66 and 10.68 barrels are essentially the same length. The 13.6" barrel comes with a machined non-detachable flash hider. The 10.68 is available with a removeable flash hider. The overall length is about the same, if you put them next to each other. The 7.62x39 does not suffer a significant loss in velocity with a short barrel.

The importer is limited to the long barrel 553R due to the barrel length specified on the Form 6. I would not chop the barrel on a factory SIG (my opinion).

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First, thank you for watching our video(s) on the SIG & SAN SG55x guns. Right now we're on a bit of a holiday or vacation, but for the week we return, we have 3 big vids with all new firearms in them. One of these is of course a 550P + correct green stock. We'll be doing a beat by beat comparison with my SiG from 1987 and just some general range time.

Anywho....

553R = 7.62x39 as the 'R' stands for 'Russian.' JDI/Swiss Imports has only offered these with the 11.9" (303mm) barrel, at least so far and as far as I know? Please someone correct me if I am wrong. I haven't honestly paid as much attention to the 553R series as I have the 553P and 751P.

Rail vs diopter, its an either/or thing. SAN doesn't offer a hybrid of the two with the diopters and a short rail welded in front. But the diopter model does have hardpoints for a QD scope rail mount, so you can always get it and then buy the rail later. Several companies make rails to fit, including B+T.
If you get diopters, you get the rear sight, a single sling loop, hooded front sight, and flip up night sight.
If you get rail, you get a popcycle adjustable rear sight, flip up blade front, and an ambi dual rear sling loop. Also, it is $200 less.

As to 553 barrel lengths, I've studied this one a goodly bit but as always if I am wrong about something, someone do please correct me. Being 'right' isn't important to me. Knowing the truth is very important though.


I am aware of 3 lengths, at least in 5.56mm.
A note about SAN terminology. "single piece" barrel means that the flash hider is machined as part of the barrel, so is absolutely not removable. This style does have threads inside the FH for using a blank device or suppressor, and the FH itself is very long and can take a 22mm rifle grenade. 'Two piece' on the otherhand just means the muzzle is threaded and a flash hider comes already screwed on. SAN offers either 14x1 threads w/ a 3 prong rotex compatable FH, or 1/2x28 w/ a traditional M16A2/M4 type FH.

1) 8.9" (225mm) - 2 pc, Short Barrel 'SB' Commando, this is the shortest version in the whole SG55x family.
2) 11.9" (303mm) - 2 pc, Long Barrel 'LB' version, can mount a bayo or take a grenade, is about 13.5" w/ A2 FH.
3) 13.7" (347mm) - 1 pc, Long Barrel 'LB' with long fixed FH, bayo & grenade too, military name = STGW.04/07.

I am not aware of a 10.7" or 10.8" barrel, except if you measure the 8.9" counting the 3 prong flash hider. So I am guessing that's what is meant?

As to 2 pos. vs 4 pos. gas regulator, 2 has standard & adverse settings. 4 has those + a setting for suppressor use and a fully closed/gas off setting to make the firearm a bolt action.
I think the 4 pos is neat, but unless you plan to run a suppressor, its not probably required. I do have it in my 553SB, which has 1/2x28 threads and a rotex compatable FH (long story how i got that one), because hey you never know in the future when you might want to be quiet right?

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Thanks for the information ralfabcos and Misha and I was going to re-read ddnc's post as well but it is either floating in the cloud or stuck in the interwebs.

Today at 10AM there is an order period. Who knows what items this covers? Is it just the limited edition units or is it all pistols?

Is this a phone only order process?

And M60D, what is the finish on your PE57, it looks golden in the image?
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Pretty sure they’re here in Texas now. I need a green sling can someone hook me up?
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Orig pig tail style or modern HK clip style?

Got both, but #1 be pricy.

Payed for my 550s today, and also a 553 LB. I kind of committed myself to the Heavy Metals last year, and while Dave wouldn't hold me to that, I do. I don't renig on an agreement if i can at all help it.
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I put my deposit on a Blue Star and Red 550 this morning. Ordered some adjustable swiss folders too. SAN Swiss arms has appeared a lot on my credit card recently
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And M60D, what is the finish on your PE57, it looks golden in the image?

It was a sunny day and just the glare,never really noticed it before but it is factory black. The 57 is an absolute laser!
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I put my deposit on a Blue Star and Red 550 this morning. Ordered some adjustable swiss folders too. SAN Swiss arms has appeared a lot on my credit card recently
Very nice.

I ordered the B.S. All of the other stuff has taken a back seat for the Swiss material.
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