SIG Sauer Offers Limited Run of Rare SG 553 Pistols for U.S. Market

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posted on September 3, 2014
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For the first time in decades, SIG Sauer, Inc., is importing a limited number of the famed Swiss Arms SG 553 pistols for the U.S. market.

Built around the famed 551/552 series gas piston action, the classic SG rifle series are highly sought after among collectors and firearms experts, said Jeff Creamer, SIG Sauer Executive Director and General Merchandise Manager. “This was a unique opportunity and the only time SIG Sauer has been able to offer the SG 553 to the commercial market in the United States,” he said.

The SG 553 features a two-position gas valve, ambidextrous controls and hooded front sight. Chambered in 5.56x45 mm NATO, the SG 553 has a rugged, durable Nitride-treated finish.

The SG 553 is available with either the renowned Swiss Rotary Diopter Sight welded to the receiver or with an M1913 rail, for mounting any number of optics or accessories. Flip-up sights are standard on the railed models.

A Swiss-style polymer handguard keeps the classic lines of the SG 553 design. Translucent polymer 30-round Swiss magazines and a three-prong flash hider complete the package.

Technical Specifications:

SG 553 Pistol
Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
Action Type: Semi-auto
Operating System: Adjustable 2-position gas piston system
Trigger Pull: 7 lbs.
Trigger Type: MIL-SPEC 2-Stage
Overall Length (Extended): 20.2″
Barrel Length: 8.9″Rifling: 1:7"
Number of grooves: 4
Weight w/out Mag: 5.9 lbs
Mag Capacity: 30 Rounds
Mag Type: Swiss polymer
Accessory Rail: Optional
Features: Adjustable 2-position gas piston system, three-prong flash hider
MSRP: $3,792

For more, visit SigSauer.com.

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