Springfield EBO Greece SAR-8 Sporter .308 Win 16” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 HK91

SOLD FOR: $2,225

WOA#: WY240110MP010

Make: Springfield Armory

Model:  SAR-8 Sporter

Serial Number: 11229

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62×51 / .308

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Roller Delayed Blowback

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked “SAR-8 SPORTER / EBO GREECE / MADE IN GREECE”, “11229”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “SAR8 7.62MM / SPRINGFIELD ARMORY USA / GENESEO, IL”. Both sides of the grip module are marked “S F” for the safety selection options.

Barrel Length: 16”.  18” with flash hider.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a hooded post and the rear sight is a twist knob aperture/diopter drum rear sight.  The top of the receiver has provision for HK style claw mounts for optic and rail options.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The buttstock is polymer with sling well and bar in the left side and serrated polymer buttplate.  The pistol grip is polymer with thumb shelf.  The handguard is a polymer with grooves for a bipod (not included).  There is a sling ring on the left side of the gas block. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There are no signs of previous handling.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  None

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is some scattered corrosion down the length of the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains more than 99% of its metal finish.  The balance of the finish shows no operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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:  None.

Our Assessment: The Springfield Armory EBO Greece SAR-8 Sporter in .308 Win is a remarkable fusion of international engineering and American ingenuity. Based on the renowned Heckler & Koch G3 design, this semi-automatic rifle was originally manufactured by EBO in Greece and later imported and modified to Sporter configuration by Springfield Armory. It offers a blend of historical significance and contemporary utility, making it an appealing choice for collectors, hunters, and shooting enthusiasts alike.

This rifle features a delayed blowback roller-lock system, a tried-and-true mechanism synonymous with reliability and durability. Its .308 Winchester chambering provides significant firepower, capable of tackling various applications from long-range shooting to big game hunting. Given its lineage, the SAR-8 Sporter is also a compelling choice for those interested in military-style firearms. Although it sports a civilian-friendly configuration, the essence of its combat-tested pedigree remains intact.

Choosing the Springfield Armory EBO Greece SAR-8 Sporter is akin to owning a piece of firearm history that still performs admirably in modern contexts. Its robust construction, reliability, and potent chambering make it a standout in the sea of .308 semi-automatic rifles.  Whether you’re a collector drawn to its historical roots or a shooter looking for a versatile and reliable rifle, the SAR-8 Sporter offers a unique blend of past and present, standing as a testament to what can be achieved when two worlds of firearm expertise come together.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Springfield EBO Greece SAR-8 Sporter .308 Win 16” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 HK91
Springfield EBO Greece SAR-8 Sporter .308 Win 16” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 HK91