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Posted: 4/10/2016 12:36:54 PM EDT
Got a 553 and love it.

I'm in the market for a Swiss 550/551.  I'm sorry I didn't jump on the MM 551-SPs a few years back.  What's the current price on them?  Have they gone up to pre-ban prices?

Any recommended dealers/shops to keep an eye on?
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 7:55:25 PM EDT
They pop up on Gunbroker. The LE trade in 551s run 5K-6K.  The pre ban 550s are high..9K-12K.  I would recommend the 551 for the money. Most have not been shot much.

This is my 55 LE model with green furniture and a 551LB installed:
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 8:49:11 AM EDT
That looks awesome.  It must have been tough to score that LB!
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 4:44:11 PM EDT
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That looks awesome.  It must have been tough to score that LB!
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You  are right about that! the LB's are very hard to find. I was lucky and bought one from an outstanding member here. I had Estes Adams install it and I put the green furniture on it. I've only seen a few LBs in the wild here.
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 9:31:14 PM EDT
Anyone ever seen a 553 long barrel for sale?
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 11:40:05 PM EDT
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Jdi supposedly can get conversion kits
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 11:51:05 PM EDT
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Jdi supposedly can get conversion kits
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Originally Posted By new_ak_fan:
Anyone ever seen a 553 long barrel for sale?


Jdi supposedly can get conversion kits


All "backordered."  They said they are having trouble getting them approved.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 12:54:03 AM EDT
There were some SG 551 SWAT post samples offered here last year in the $2500-3500 range, as parts kits also. Some have used 556 receivers to rebuild on. Biggest hurdle doing that is overcoming the front trunnion thread difference.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 6:52:05 AM EDT
Unless a future administration rescinds some import regulations, I dont think there is anyway you will see a Swiss 553 LB in the US. I never saw how JDI thought they were going to skirt things and get those parts kits in, although it would have really been nice. Ben at Gatewood Supply seems to be a good source of SIG parts but the only barrels he seems to be able to get are 551 SBs and 552 barrels that come from cut up weapons.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:43:41 PM EDT
I know it's not the same but I put an aluminum 553 lower on a 556 Swat patrol and it is basically like a 16" barreled 553. A complete Swiss would be nicer but not much chance of that happening in the future.
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