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The Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle Was a Step Toward the Future

The Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle is quite a rare rifle.

With only 18 of these prototype rifles ever made, it is a hard rifle to find.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons tells us all about the historical Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle.

When the Swiss Government wanted a semi-automatic rifle SIG took on the challenge. The Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle was the product of this experiment.

What is really interesting about the Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle is that it indeed is interchangeable for modes of operation. This experimental rifle can fire like a normal bolt action rifle. It can also fire in a true semi-automatic mode.

While the Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle never made it to regular production it stands as a testament to modern military rifle development.

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The Swiss SK-46 Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifle Was a Step Toward the Future