We have received a written decision on the classification of the SIG 522 rifle and it is not what we had all hoped for...
The SIG SAUER model 522 was found to be a variant or modified version of a SIG, Model 550 rifle under the Regulations appended to The Criminal Code of Canada S.84 Part 1 Prohibited Firearms, Former Prohibited Weapons Order No 13 (para 83), The firearm of the design commonly know as the SG-550 rifle, and any variant or modified version of it.
The SIG SAUER, model 522, 22 LR calibre Rifle is a prohibited firearm.
An FRT# has been issued but will take 24 to 48 hours to become active (visible) on-line for business license holders.
We are reviewing their decision and considering a legal challenge. We believe that the basis for the decision is little more than appearance and commonality of furniture parts (stock, handguard, grip) and would therefore be affected by the outcome of the Henderson case. If the Henderson decision is upheld at appeal then we think that this decision can be reversed.
In the meantime there will obvioiusly be no SIG 522's available for commercial sale here in Canada.