SIG Sauer AG, the Swiss small arms division of SIG Sauer, still produces the SG 550 series of rifles. The company shared this picture of an SG 553 R rifle on their social media pages. The main difference of this model from other SG 553 rifles is that it is chambered in 7.62×39 and is fed from AK-47 magazines. There is also a civilian 7.62×39 version of these rifles called SIG 556 R.

Here are the tech specs of the SIG Sauer SG 553 R rifle:

 Description  Value
 Calibre  7.62 x 39
 Trigger pull weight  35 N (3,5 kg)
 Weight (empty)  3.080 g
 Weight with (20 / 30 rounds)  3.900 g
 Function principle  Gas operated
 Bolt pattern  Rotating bolt
 Cycle rate  approx. 700 rd / min
 Magazine capacity  30
 Total length  810 mm
 Length folded  578 mm
 Height  185 mm
 Line of sight  343 mm
 Length of twist  240 mm (9,5“)
 No. of grooves  4
 Energy  1.900 J
 Gas pressure system  adjustable


POTD SIG Sauer SG 553 R

The learn more about SIG Sauer AG, visit the About Us section of the company’s website where you can find their history timeline.

Pictures by SIG Sauer AG,

Read the full article here


Comments are closed.