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SAN Swiss Arms AG
Country of Origin

Switzerland

Location(s)

Neuhausen am Rheinfall (CH)

Year of Founding

1870

Owner(s)/Parent Company

L&O Holdings

Weapon Types

Rifles

Famous Firearms

SG 550

Area(s) served

Switzerland


SAN Swiss Arms AG is a small arms manufacturer based in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland. Their most popular weapon at present is the SG 550 line of assult rifles. SAN Swiss Arms are part of the chain of companies that make up SIG Sauer GmbH.

HistoryEdit

Swiss Arms AG began producing firearms in Switzerland in the 1870s. Since then the company has slowly developed its processes and construction of firearms, benefitting greatly through heavy investment by parent company SIG Sauer in 2005, increasing the amount and quality of machinery and workforce.

In 2000 L&O Holdings bought the major firms under the SIG Sauer banner: Sauer & Sohn, Mauser Jagdwaffen GmbH, Blaser and SIG Arms Inc. along with Swiss Arms. The companies were renamed, collectively, as SIG Sauer GmbH from 2007.

Under the partnership, Swiss Arms manufacture a large number of parts and accessories for weapons made by its sister companies, chief amongst which are barrels.

ProductsEdit

RiflesEdit

  • 510 / STGW 57
  • 516 (based on AR-15)
  • 522 LR (Long Rifle)
  • 716 (based on 516)
  • 751 SAPR
  • M400
  • SG 550 - Swiss Army standard rifle  
    Sig SG 550

    Swiss Arms SG 550

  • SG 551 - Carbine
  • SG 552
  • SG 553 SOW
  • SG 556
  • SHR 970 (Swiss Hunting Rifle)
  • SG 540
  • SG 542

Grenade LaunchersEdit

  • GLG 40
  • GL 5040/5140

Products are sold through the Swiss Arms website, with a unique specification, or through SIG Sauer GmbH. The majority of Swiss Arms weapons are used in hunting and by the Swiss Army.

ReferencesEdit

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Modern Firearms - Ian V. Hogg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Arms

http://www.swissarms.ch/index.php?id=12&L=1

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