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Near Sighted Sniper
November 18, 2014, 15:18
Walked into a local shop to pick up a Sig 1911 in .22 & they had a used Sig 556 for $700.I put some cash down on it,don't really know anything about these.Did I do good??

nyalaman
November 18, 2014, 15:19
yes, buy it.

Flypaper
November 18, 2014, 15:24
I don't think you got any deal on it.

SAFN49
November 18, 2014, 15:57
They are going for around $900 so not a bad deal if it includes a couple mags and it's not beat to crap.

Flypaper
November 18, 2014, 16:59
It wouldn't take a whole lot to convert it into a 551 clone.
You could get a Swiss diopter and Swiss trunnion for about 300 .00
The big cost is in the Swiss lower.... But if you find a cheaper parts kit it ends up being reasonable for a nice Swiss style rifle compared to a new one.
I built a couple of them last year with a 556 upper. If you're ever interested
in doing that, give me a shout.

Near Sighted Sniper
November 18, 2014, 19:06
Forgot to add,it looks brand new & has the diopter sight but only comes with 1 mag

LKY_13
November 18, 2014, 19:20
If it has serial numbers on the bolt and carrier (metallic grey) you're in outstanding shape. US versions are black oxide with no numbers. The first ones made stateside used Swiss bolt/carrier, pistons, and even barrels in some cases. Adds value. Circa 2008-9 QC seemed to be an issue with some, although I've shot two from this period, and they were still excellent, so it's a mixed bag. Anything later than 2010 seems to again have a very low propensity for QC irregularities. Personally, I think 700 is an excellent score, but I'm a little biased. Please post pics-- if you can.

Near Sighted Sniper
November 22, 2014, 11:29
If it has serial numbers on the bolt and carrier (metallic grey) you're in outstanding shape. US versions are black oxide with no numbers. The first ones made stateside used Swiss bolt/carrier, pistons, and even barrels in some cases. Adds value. Circa 2008-9 QC seemed to be an issue with some, although I've shot two from this period, and they were still excellent, so it's a mixed bag. Anything later than 2010 seems to again have a very low propensity for QC irregularities. Personally, I think 700 is an excellent score, but I'm a little biased. Please post pics-- if you can.

I'll post pics when I pick it up,probably in 2 weeks.I only put $100 down on it because I was there to pay for another pistol that they ordered for me,so limited funds that day.If I remember corectly the receiver was grey not black.
I'm really excited to get this one.

After re-reading this I see now that you are talking about the bolt & carrier being metallic grey,I can't remember what color they were,I'm hoping they are metallic grey.I don't want a dog.I've always wanted a Sig 55X series rifle,I hope I get a good one.

wayne in boca
November 23, 2014, 06:17
I think 700 bucks was a great deal.I love my 556.

Captain Steinbrenner
November 23, 2014, 08:32
Awesome deal.
I love my 556's

smee78
November 23, 2014, 10:26
That is a good price on one, I dont think you will regret it.

LKY_13
November 25, 2014, 10:33
If I remember corectly the receiver was grey not black.

Huh... if the receiver is grey then it might be a Sig 551-A1 (US 551). Unless of course it is a 556 that has been painted. All 556's come in black oxide from the factory. Does it take USGI mags, or Swiss SAN style? Anyway, don't sweat it-- these are outstanding rifles. Looking forward to some pictures. I think you will be very satisfied, especially at that price. That's half of what I paid for mine new back in '09.

pat701
December 02, 2014, 17:21
I think 700 bucks was a great deal.I love my 556.

Agree 100%^^^^^;)

Guy-epic
December 02, 2014, 18:25
I have the early 556 I dont shoot it a ton, but when I do I hit what I aim at

d762nato
December 03, 2014, 07:09
Definitely better than an Ar, it's the Ak of 556's. Ask me how I know. :biggrin:

Elwarpo
December 03, 2014, 21:35
Good price. I love my 556 (older swiss made one) and having it and no ARs tells you something. A modernized 556 AK built bu the swiss :)

LKY_13
December 04, 2014, 10:33
I love my 556 (older swiss made one)

Sorry. The Swiss never made a 556.

Elwarpo
December 05, 2014, 15:14
Sorry. The Swiss never made a 556.

Almost all the parts were made in Switzerland (except for a few 922R ones), so i can say Swiss made. The Swiss military never used it, but the Americanization of the 550 design was done in predominantly in Switzerland, hence Swiss made.

So Swiss made and assembled in America (I one of the first generation ones)

Jarhead504
December 05, 2014, 22:36
$700 is good price for a reliable military-styled, semi-automatic rifle i n .223 or .308. You did good.

Jarhead

d762nato
December 06, 2014, 08:12
It would be nice if Sig made this same rifle in 7.62x51. It is a very reliable system at any rate. Congrats,

LKY_13
December 06, 2014, 20:48
It would be nice if Sig made this same rifle in 7.62x51.

They do-- google 750/751 SAPR. Unfortunately Sig USA decided to market yet another AR in 7.62x51 instead of selling the SAPR stateside.

d762nato
December 07, 2014, 09:44
They do-- google 750/751 SAPR. Unfortunately Sig USA decided to market yet another AR in 7.62x51 instead of selling the SAPR stateside.
That's a shame Sig isn't importing them as I'd like to have a mate to my 556. Thanks for the info at any rate it looks nice.