Steyr Arms AUG/A3 M1 5.56/.223 18.5” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $1,425

WOA#: WY240126MC022

Make: Steyr Arms Inc

Model: AUG/A3 M1

Serial Number: 20USA618

Year of Manufacture: 2020

Caliber: 5.56

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas Piston Operated

Markings: The right side of the of the receiver is marked “STEYR ARMS, INC, / AUG/A3 M1 / BESSEMER, AL / CAL .223 S/N: 20USA618”.  The right side of the 5.56×45”.  The right side of the buttstock is marked “STEYR ARMS, INC. / AUG / SA”.  The bolt is marked “20USA618”.  The ejection port cover is marked with 4-Line warning.

Barrel Length: 16”. 18.5” with flash hider

Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver has a picatinny rail for optic options.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is black polymer with rubber buttpad, sling ring, ambidextrous optional controls, collapsible vertical foregrip, and sling ring at the front base of the sight assembly. There are faint drag lines on the buttstock. There is an area with a lot of scratches at the top right side of the buttstock, just behind the ejection port.  The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock rates in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish.  The balance of the finish shows no operation wear.   The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in 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:  This rifle comes with its original 30rd translucent waffle magazine in Excellent condition and its factory box with owner’s manual.

Our Assessment: The Steyr AUG/A3 M1 stands as a modern iteration of the iconic Steyr AUG, a bullpup rifle that has captivated enthusiasts and professionals alike since its inception in the late 1970s. This model, with its distinctive futuristic design, maintains the legacy of its predecessors while incorporating contemporary advancements to meet the demands of today’s operators. Its modular design allows for a high degree of customization, accommodating various barrel lengths and calibers, thus offering versatility unmatched by many of its contemporaries. The AUG/A3 M1’s integration of a rail system marks a significant enhancement, providing users with the capability to attach a wide array of optical and aiming devices, thereby enhancing its operational flexibility across diverse environments and missions.

Crafted with precision in Austria, the Steyr AUG/A3 M1’s bullpup configuration not only contributes to its compact profile but also allows for a longer barrel in a shorter overall weapon length, resulting in improved accuracy without sacrificing maneuverability. This characteristic makes it particularly appealing for both military and law enforcement use, where both precision and compactness are crucial. Additionally, its ease of handling, reliability under adverse conditions, and the quick-change barrel system underscore the rifle’s design philosophy, prioritizing user-friendly operation and maintenance.

The Steyr AUG/A3 M1’s historical lineage, combined with its adaptability and forward-looking features, creates a compelling narrative for collectors and tactical professionals alike. Its role in modernizing the concept of assault rifles and its use by various military and special forces around the globe speak volumes of its effectiveness and enduring relevance. This rifle not only embodies the innovation and craftsmanship associated with the Steyr name but also represents a significant evolution in the field of small arms, making it a prized addition for any enthusiast seeking a blend of history, performance, and technological advancement.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Steyr Arms AUG/A3 M1 5.56/.223 18.5” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle w/ Box
Steyr Arms AUG/A3 M1 5.56/.223 18.5” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle w/ Box