New SIG SAUER 551-A1 Lower: Swiss Miss? by Robert Farago | Nov 12, 2011 | 6 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Actually, I reckon the Swiss style lower with folding stock and mag will be a hit with existing SIG556 rifle owners, but where’s the headline in that? comments pastubbs says: November 12, 2011 at 16:05 Stupid ? here but what does this do to your sig556 Reply Chris Dumm says: November 12, 2011 at 17:21 Why sell the lower by itself at all? It’s not as though there’s a huge market of custom Sig uppers to chooze from. Reply Gossven says: November 12, 2011 at 17:40 I feel like this announcement should have been paired with another one about a new line of sig55x uppers in a bunch of calibers. Otherwise the only market for this is people who own a 556 already and would prefer the authentic controls and the use of swiss magazines. Reply Mr. Weebles says: November 12, 2011 at 20:28 $85 mags? No thanks. Reply TTACer says: November 13, 2011 at 04:28 My “Best of 2010” Shotgun News had as one of its “Best of 2010” an article about the first and only semi-auto replica Sturmgewehr 44. The Franklin Mint author warns that there will only be 200 produced ever! It fires an obscure and expensive cartridge from rare and expensive magazines, and can be yours for the low-low price of only $4995. There is no accounting for taste. Reply crabpirate says: November 13, 2011 at 11:05 FYI for those of you who don’t know, the upper is the registered part of a Sig rifle. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.