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Old May 07, 2019, 21:52   #1
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Swiss SG 551 LB

And it only took 30 years to get one! JDI only imported 51 of these so I consider myself a lucky man. Below are a few pictures prior to it being cleaned up. The exterior is bone dry but there's plenty of that marvelous automatenfett on the insides! If God were to redesign the AK-74 into the perfect 5.56 firearm, this would be it! You can click on any of the pictures below to enlarge them.







I love how the Swiss do things in their own overcomplicated way. The flash hider is integral with the barrel. Because why thread the barrel and install a device like everyone else does when you can just machine it right in there as a part of the barrel and thread the end of it? That's gotta' keep production costs down right? Meh...cost, schmost……













The front sight has a flip up integral night sight with a tritium insert:






Do any of you guys know what the "10" means?



The 100m setting on the rear sight has a notch with tritium inserts too:

The 200-400 settings are apertures.


Of course, it wouldn't be Swiss without the quintessential cross. MMM..mmm GOOD!!!



I REALLLY wanted one of these back in the 80's but I was simply too poor so I missed out. Thankfully, while I'm still poor, I'm not so poor that I had to miss out this time. Once in a while, even a boob like me gets lucky!
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Old May 08, 2019, 13:10   #2
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Congratulations on a nice acquisition, and thanks for the pictures!!!

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Old May 08, 2019, 14:22   #3
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They are sweet, nice pictures.
I bought a 553p and turned it into a SBR...
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Old May 08, 2019, 16:30   #4
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OHHH!! The 553 is VERY nice!
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Old May 12, 2019, 18:39   #5
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Very nice. I missed the 551 LB but did get the 550.
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Very nice acquisition brother. I’ve always wanted a 550 but had to settle for a lowly 556A1. It runs & I’m very happy to have it.
Thanks for sharing
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Very nice acquisition brother. I’ve always wanted a 550 but had to settle for a lowly 556A1. It runs & I’m very happy to have it.
Thanks for sharing
Mick, do you mean a 551A1?
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Do any of you guys know what the "10" means?
Date stamp for the tritium?
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Old May 15, 2019, 15:14   #9
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The 550 series of rifles are the most beautiful things ever put on this earth. Closest I have come is a 556 Classic. I do long for a 550/551.
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