Sigs, early and late
Larry Vickers, the former SFOD Saber Squadron assaulter behind Vickers Tactical, has been wandering around Switzerland of late and has come up across some interesting specimens while visiting SIG.
These include a pre-production prototype of the P220 9mm pistol (35 Waffen) from 1969.Note the old school hard plastic grips, heel-based magazine release, curious take down lever, and very FN Hi Power-like tapered slide. You can really see the heritage from the P210 that preceded it shine in this early variant– and even some Modèle 1935 qualities, which the P210 was based on. The P220 would go through several changes between what you see below and what they adopted in 1975.
Vickers also came across a Swiss Arms SG 553R, the updated mutant SG 550 in 7.62x39mm that takes standard AK patttern magazines.