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AM55
SIG AM55
Country of origin

Switzerland

Manufacturer(s)

SIG

Designer(s)

Rudolf Amsler

Year(s) designed

1955

Weapon type

Battle rifle

Caliber

7.5×55mm Swiss

Action

Delayed blowback

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round Furrer M25 box magazine

The SIG AM55 is a prototype Swiss battle rifle.

History

The AM55 was the first successful rifle design made by SIG. borrowed heavily from other German World War II designs that were tried and tested. It used a delayed blowback, similar to the one in the MG 42. It was equipped with a wooden forearm and handguard, and a metal framed buttstock with wood inserts. The design of the AM55 was altered after successful testing, with a metal barrel jacket and rubber buttstock added. It was in this form that it was accepted for service as the Stgw. 57.

Design Details

The AM55 borrowed heavily from most German World War II weapon designs, such as a delayed blowback similar to that of the MG 42's.

See also

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