SIG SAUER® is pleased to announce the first delivery of the SIG516™ rifles produced by the company’s Eckernförde, Germany, production facility.
“Demand from the worldwide market has prompted the need for additional manufacturing capacity,” said Ron Cohen, SIG SAUER® President and CEO. “These rifles represent the next chapter in Eckernförde’s rich firearms history.”
The SIG SAUER® plant in Eckernförde is one of the most experienced firearms productions facilities in the world. More than 250 years of industrial firearms manufacturing stand behind this state-of-the-art rifle. The SIG516™ Patrol models were first off the line and featured a 16″ hammer-forged barrel, quad-rail for-end and collapsible buttstock.
Based on the AR15/M16 platform, the SIG516™ offers users refined reliability. A short-stroke gas pushrod system prevents carbon fouling and excess heat from ever reaching the chamber, significantly improving functionality. A four-position gas valve allows operators to choose between normal gas flow, extra flow for adverse situations, a reduced flow to enhance suppressor use, and a complete gas cutoff for optimized suppression and accuracy.
Fully ambidextrous controls make the SIG516™ the perfect choice for left-handed shooters while accuracy is enhanced through a built-in tensioning device, eliminating any play between the upper and lower receivers. A fully supported extractor enhances operator safety in the event of an overcharged round.
Source: SIG Sauer