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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!







    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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    Not sure what 10 on the sight means but I've seen them with a 4.

    FYI armorer's manual can be found @ http://www.biggerhammer.net/sigamt/5...ers_manual.pdf
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    That's a good manual and a good site. Thank you!

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    That is a thing of beauty! Swiss finery for sure. Love the front sight setup. Nice grab!
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    Thereís really nothing about a SIG 55X that you canít love.
    Had a 550 back in the late 90ís for a short time. Never shot it but it wasnít bought for that.

    The Swiss do have a way of incorporating subtle functional attributes that set them aside from everything else.

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    This is a nice buy congratulation on this rare Swiss master piece

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