SOLD FOR: $4575
Make: Steyr-Mannlicher, GSI Interarms Import
Serial Number: 901SA399 / GSI117SA
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (PTR Date Code)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas Piston Operated
Markings: The barrel is marked “Interarms alex.va. 301SA399” with three proofs and “PTR”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “GSI117 / SA with a circled “T”. The right side of the buttstock is marked “STEYR-DAIMLER-PUCH AG AUSTRIA / AUG/SA”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.223”. The top of the scope is marked “STEINER / GERMANY / 4X24”.
Barrel Length: 20”. 21.5 with muzzle brake
Sights / Optics: This firearm has an AUG type STEINER 4×24 scope attached to the optic assembly. The sight picture is clear. The reticle is a German Reticle post.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is Green polymer with rubber buttpad, sling ring, ambidextrous optional controls, collapsible vertical foregrip, and sling ring at the front base of the sight assembly. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. There are faint drag lines on the stock. The rear of the ejection port has some scuffing from brass deflecting off the stock. The stock rates in about Very Good Overall condition. There are some light loose storage marks on the stock. Other than that, this rifle is exceptionally clean and maintained with little signs of handling. The rifle is currently configured for left handed shooters but is reversible.
Type of Finish: Green / Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. The bore does need a light dusting.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. There is some light-general operation wear where the charging handle slides. Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with an original 42 round polymer translucent waffle magazine in Excellent condition
Our Assessment: The Steyr AUG/SA, an American semi-automatic version of the Austrian Steyr AUG, is a marvel of engineering and a testament to visionary design. Developed in the early 1970s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch, the AUG, or Armee-Universal-Gewehr, redefined expectations for a service rifle with its futuristic appearance and modular capabilities. The AUG/SA maintains these remarkable traits while being adapted for the civilian market. Known for its bullpup configuration, it allows for a shorter overall length without sacrificing barrel length, making it compact yet effective. The rifle’s versatility is amplified by its easy-to-swap barrels and adaptability to various optical systems, enhancing its functionality across a wide range of situations.
One of the most intriguing facets of the Steyr AUG/SA is its use of advanced polymers, making it lightweight and highly durable. Coupled with its ergonomics, the AUG/SA provides a comfortable shooting experience while delivering exceptional performance. Its gas-operated, rotating bolt system ensures reliability, a key factor that has made the original AUG a favored choice for military and law enforcement agencies around the world.
Whether you’re a collector looking for an iconic piece that has graced the arsenals of several nations or an enthusiast seeking a reliable and versatile firearm, the Steyr AUG/SA is a compelling choice. It’s not just a rifle; it’s a statement on how form and function can come together to create something that’s as practical as it is groundbreaking. Owning the AUG/SA means owning a piece of firearms history that’s as relevant today as it was when it first rolled off the assembly lines nearly five decades ago. This is a rare preban 901 Series AUG / SA coming from the early 1980’s. A little more than 5,000 Green AUGs were ever imported into the U.S. and this is one of the earliest examples. Please see our photos and good luck!