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Old 02-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #16
 
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Umm...not to be a jerk, but you may need to clarify a bit. The "first 556's" were on shelves in 2007 and looked like this:







What you have there is a beautiful SIG556 Classic, as it's affectionately known to some. They were on limited shelves at the very end of 2008, and en masse first quarter 2009.


Nope....to clarify, I purchased mine Feb or March of 2008 and modified it within 10 minutes of opening the box - 551 swiss handguards went on immediately. It came with the heavy "fishgill" handguards , no rear sight etc., the diopter sight in the photos is from Aurora, the FH is a copy of the Swiss FH and was made by Marcolmar as was the bayo lug. I also sourced a swiss front sight. MY SN JS010XXX I'm terrible with dates..can't remember when the first 556's hit the shelves- I was just guessing. I visisted Exeter to check out the 556 just prior to its release at the SHOT show and then it took what seemed to be an eternity before they started rolling out to the stores. I held off briefly as the earliest "two tone" mismatch guns with the canted rails were making me nervous.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:16 PM   #17
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FYI : assuming you actually desire a Birth Certificate for your black rifles.



"Date of Manufacture Certificate – Suitable for framing, it includes the pistol model and date of importation or manufacture. $49.95 (6-8 week turnaround time) ***Models pre-1990 may require model, caliber and finish facts from the customer to compliment the German D.O.M. information to make a complete certificate***"





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FYI : assuming you actually desire a Birth Certificate for your black rifles.



"Date of Manufacture Certificate – Suitable for framing, it includes the pistol model and date of importation or manufacture. $49.95 (6-8 week turnaround time) ***Models pre-1990 may require model, caliber and finish facts from the customer to compliment the German D.O.M. information to make a complete certificate***"





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Wow..they really are trying to make money every way they can.
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Nope....to clarify, I purchased mine Feb or March of 2008 and modified it within 10 minutes of opening the box - 551 swiss handguards went on immediately. It came with the heavy "fishgill" handguards , no rear sight etc., the diopter sight in the photos is from Aurora, the FH is a copy of the Swiss FH and was made by Marcolmar as was the bayo lug. I also sourced a swiss front sight. MY SN JS010XXX I'm terrible with dates..can't remember when the first 556's hit the shelves- I was just guessing. I visisted Exeter to check out the 556 just prior to its release at the SHOT show and then it took what seemed to be an eternity before they started rolling out to the stores. I held off briefly as the earliest "two tone" mismatch guns with the canted rails were making me nervous.
I see that now. Crap, I should have looked before I leaped. Thanks for clarifying. I had no idea that 551 handguards were compatible.



Color me embarrassed. Sweet rifle.
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I see that now. Crap, I should have looked before I leaped. Thanks for clarifying. I had no idea that 551 handguards were compatible.



Color me embarrassed. Sweet rifle.


Thanks.....some of the 551 handguards were a bit loose fitting, though mine fit well. I don't think the 556 was/is built to exacting tolerances in terms of handguards and receiver extensions, nor is the 551 from what I've heard from some very lucky owners....I don't really care as long as it runs 100%!
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Just pick up my 516 last friday!!







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Sweet - It deserves more than 2 exclamation points though.



I'll be looking for a range report soon - Congrats!
 
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How do you like the grip/bipod? Do I want one, lol?

If so where/who/how much?
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How do you like the grip/bipod? Do I want one, lol?

If so where/who/how much?


it's the t-pod made http://www.fab-defense.com/ you can get them from mako fallow link below.





http://www.makosecur...egory_Code=_FAB





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it's the t-pod made http://www.fab-defense.com/ you can get them from mako fallow link below.





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wow! $140. I've seen them for around $25. I'm sure they weren't as nice, but that's pricey! Thanks Walleye Wrangler, from Walleye country.
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Here is a picture of my two SIG's. The 522 has a Magpul angled foregrip now. it says that my photo file is too big. so here a flickr picture of my 522 swat & 516 patrol



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Here is a picture of my two SIG's. The 522 has a Magpul angled foregrip now. it says that my photo file is too big. so here a flickr picture of my 522 swat & 516 patrol



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how does your bipod foregrip work for you??? i was going to get that one for my 522 but heard a bunch of negative reviews.





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did a few changes to my sig 522. added



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