New SIG 556 Classic (550 “Clone”)

    Earlier this month SIG announced an the new SIG 556 Classic. The design is modeled on the SIG 550. From what I can see the primary difference is the swiss style folding stock and polymer handguard.

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    SIG 556 Classic

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    SIG 550 (Photo from Wikipedia)

    I am surprised they did not duplicate the “classic” 550 handguard exactly since the main selling point of this rifle is the look. It does not include the 550 integral bipod.


    Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
    Overall Length: 37.1”
    With stock collapsed: 34.3”
    With stock folded: 28.1”
    Barrel Length: 17”
    Rifling: 1 in 7”
    Weight (w/o magazine): 8 lbs. 2 oz.
    MSRP: $1998.00

    I like the lines on the Classic. Very sleek looking, at a price.

    Hat Tip: Police One

    Steve Johnson

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