Steyr Arms Sabre Defence AUG/A3 SA .5.56 18.75” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,675

WOA#: WY231102JA016

Make: Steyr Arms Inc., Sabre Defence IND LLC

Model: AUG/A3 SA

Serial Number: 3USA059

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas Piston Operated

Markings: The left side of the buttstock is marked with an ejection port warning. The picatinny rail is marked 1-25. The right side of the buttstock is marked “Steyr Arms, Inc.” and “AUG/SA”. The underside of the gas tube is marked “GR”.

Barrel Length: 18.75” with the muzzle break.

Sights / Optics: There are no sights fitted to this rifle. There is a picatinny style rail running along the top and a smaller rail on the right side.

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. The buttpad is worn, with scuffs and scratches. There are scuffs and scratches throughout the polymer stock. 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 magwell has usage wear. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stock rates in about Very Good 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, this bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are light scuffs and scratches throughout the metal surfaces. There is a more noticeable scuff just below the charging handle. The screw heads show light use. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good 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 and its factory box.

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.  Please see our photos.

Steyr Arms Sabre Defence AUG/A3 SA .5.56 18.75” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle
Steyr Arms Sabre Defence AUG/A3 SA .5.56 18.75” Semi-Auto Bullpup Rifle