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Posted: 2/14/2002 4:15:10 PM EDT
I would like ANY info on this rifle, apparently it is a 7.62x51 version of the Sig 550 series. Any in the U.S.? Etc. Etc.
Thanks,
Bryan
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 5:41:20 PM EDT
The SIG AMT rifle is in .308 (The semi-auto version of the SG510-4)

Both the SIG 550 and 551 are in .223.

I'm not familiar with a SIG 550 series in 7.62X51 ??

Link Posted: 2/14/2002 8:43:31 PM EDT
I've heard of the 550/551/552 variants all in 5.56x45 mm, but not a 500 model in 7.62mm. I'd like to know about it too if it exists.

themao
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 8:58:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2002 9:00:35 PM EDT by tatjana]
I've actually shot this rifle on a few occasions some years ago. It is indeed the Sig 540 series in 7.62x51mm. It's heavier, bulkier and (forgive me Switzerland) not as "fit" as a HK 91, in my view.

Sig (Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft) first developed the SIG 530 in 5.56 in 1964 or so. It used a roller locking action but no one was interested in the weapon except the French. (Many made their way to Southeast Asia).

The next real rifle from Sig was the SIG 540. It used a rolling bolt action instead (much easier to deal with and make) and, if I remember correctly, was manufactured by some French company for awhile as the French Military used the weapon extensively.

In the late 1970s (1978-79?) Sig trialed modified versions of the 540 called the Sig 541.

The 541 was also produced as a carbine (Sig 543) and chambered for 7.62x51 (Sig 542).

The Sig 541 was the intended replacement for the(Sturmgewher 57). I think the Chilean arms manufacturer Famae still makes their version (Sig 542-1) but other than that its pretty much gone from sight.

It was adopted in the early 80s and soon after evolved into the 550 series. The Swiss Army adopted the 550 as the Sturmgewher 90 in 1984.

Hope all that helps.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 9:01:48 PM EDT
www.ccfa.com/assault.htm

Larry at CCFA had one for sale. It must have sold fairly recently as it was still around last time I was on his website.

Can't remember the price, but if I remember correctly, it was less than the price of a 550, I'm thinking high 6000 or low 7000.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 9:03:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
The SIG AMT rifle is in .308 (The semi-auto version of the SG510-4)

Both the SIG 550 and 551 are in .223.

I'm not familiar with a SIG 550 series in 7.62X51 ??




SIG "54" series (not 55 series). (There is also an SG-540 and an SG-543.)


Yes, there is an SG-542 in 7.62X51 - SELECT FIRE - Magazine feed.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 9:28:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tatjana:
I've actually shot this rifle on a few occasions some years ago. It is indeed the Sig 540 series in 7.62x51mm. It's heavier, bulkier and (forgive me Switzerland) not as "fit" as a HK 91, in my view.

Sig (Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft) first developed the SIG 530 in 5.56 in 1964 or so. It used a roller locking action but no one was interested in the weapon except the French. (Many made their way to Southeast Asia).

The next real rifle from Sig was the SIG 540. It used a rolling bolt action instead (much easier to deal with and make) and, if I remember correctly, was manufactured by some French company for awhile as the French Military used the weapon extensively.

In the late 1970s (1978-79?) Sig trialed modified versions of the 540 called the Sig 541.

The 541 was also produced as a carbine (Sig 543) and chambered for 7.62x51 (Sig 542).

The Sig 541 was the intended replacement for the(Sturmgewher 57). I think the Chilean arms manufacturer Famae still makes their version (Sig 542-1) but other than that its pretty much gone from sight.

It was adopted in the early 80s and soon after evolved into the 550 series. The Swiss Army adopted the 550 as the Sturmgewher 90 in 1984.

Hope all that helps.



Might as well add my couple of things to "tatjana's" post:

The last known manufacturer is in fact FAMAE of Chile.

The Swiss manufacturer was SIG Swiss Industrial Company, Neuhausen-Rheinfalls.

The French Company "Manurhin" was a licensee - this company also produced some very fine "Walther" PP/PPK's for a time.

The exact Mod is "SG-542-1" - nit picking.
Operation - gas, select fire
Locking - rotating bolt.
Max effective range: 600 meters

Saw service in Bolivia, Chad, Chile, Indonesia, Lebanon, etc., etc.

Superseded by the 550 series as posted above.

Link Posted: 2/15/2002 3:44:32 AM EDT
Wow, thanks too all who posted, I appreciate it.
BrenLover
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 7:46:36 AM EDT
Now, if only themao could buy them all.

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themao
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