Will they ever produce civilian legal Steyr AUGS again?


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SuperiorMarksman_18
October 3, 2006, 08:27 PM
I'd really like to have one and not pay $5,000 for it.

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Evil Monkey
October 3, 2006, 08:35 PM
I don't know the answer but if they do, I hope they won't be $2,000+ like the FS2000's are. I can't see myself paying that much. Maybe for a semi auto RPD LMG but not for a 223 rifle.:)

If the AUG does come back, then there will be rifles that I will skip out on.:D

The Grand Inquisitor
October 3, 2006, 09:03 PM
Supposedly Steyr is in the process of bringing the AUG A3 to the US civ market within the next year.

For whatever it is worth - Steyr has even confirmed that they are doing this and are actively pushing to bring Steyr back to the forefront of American shooting.

Actually, Steyr has had the finest 9mm on the market for the past 5 years (M9 and M9A1) but there wasn't enough marketing for it.

Evil Monkey
October 3, 2006, 09:19 PM
For whatever it is worth - Steyr has even confirmed that they are doing this and are actively pushing to bring Steyr back to the forefront of American shooting.

Aww, see how nice they are?:) Damn HK!:mad:

The Grand Inquisitor
October 3, 2006, 09:34 PM
One Steyr rep that I spoke to said that they are specifically trying to be the "anti-HK" in terms of customer service.

After the SHOT show (or something similar) when the word first keaked that FN was releasing the P90 and F2000, Steyr immediately brain stormed that there was a HUGE market for high end, military rifles in the US.


Actually, Steyr has been a good company for a long time: even after the AUG was banned by name in the Clinton or Bush the First ban, they released the USR, which was an AUG except with a tiny bar, which thereby made it a "thumbhole stock".

When that was banned they figured someone had it out for them and they pulled out.

Now, hopefully, Steyr can release some of its fine firearms for us (especially their new .50 cal that uses Flechette ammo).

FTF
October 3, 2006, 10:33 PM
Man I would LOVE to see an new AUG make an appearance here in the US. I would snap it up in a heartbeat. Might even sell an AR to finance it. Time to write a letter!

spooney
October 3, 2006, 10:38 PM
I thought Steyr wasn't allowed to import firearms into the US anymore, something about selling .50's to Iran?

ctdonath
October 4, 2006, 12:04 AM
Steyr will be building the AUGs here - no importation.

Steyr immediately brain stormed that there was a HUGE market for high end, military rifles in the US.The most modern & sophisticated rifle design is essentially 50 years old (AR15). Heck yeah there's room for high end modern military rifles!

MisterPX
October 4, 2006, 12:08 AM
Talk is that they'll have to set up a US plant to assemble and produce key parts in order to not be under the import restrictions. Whether or not they beleive there's enough of a market to justify a plant is heresay. THere is a guy in OR or WA that's starting to produce AUG parts, rumor on that is he'll start tooling up for complete rifles.

Zundfolge
October 4, 2006, 12:09 AM
I thought Steyr wasn't allowed to import firearms into the US anymore, something about selling .50's to Iran?
No, they are just barred from selling to the US Government.

taliv
October 4, 2006, 12:09 AM
i'll buy one. it will go nicely with my S9 (which is a fantastic pistol)

SuperiorMarksman_18
October 4, 2006, 12:48 AM
I saw an AUG at my local gun shop, but it isn't for sale. It would be nice if we could get the '89 AWB repealed so we could get genuine Russian, Chinese and Romanian AK's as well.

EvisceratorSrB
October 4, 2006, 12:58 AM
It would be nice if there wasn't a small arms ban at all...but that's just me. Stupid California...

SuperiorMarksman_18
October 4, 2006, 01:17 AM
Does anyone know if they still import MAK 90's?

Erinyes
October 4, 2006, 01:32 AM
Does anyone know if they still import MAK 90's?AFAIK, no.

SuperiorMarksman_18
October 4, 2006, 02:00 AM
My dad has a MAK 90 he bought in early '95. I believe it was imported from China. Is it worth much?

carpettbaggerr
October 4, 2006, 02:35 AM
No.

Unless you value a fun shooter.

Eightball
October 4, 2006, 04:08 PM
No, they are just barred from selling to the US Government.Their loss. I'm game for an AUG. What's so different about the A3 version, though? Don't remember off the top of my head.

SuperiorMarksman_18
October 4, 2006, 05:31 PM
I think the A3 has better sights.

The Grand Inquisitor
October 4, 2006, 06:33 PM
I thought Steyr wasn't allowed to import firearms into the US anymore, something about selling .50's to Iran?
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Steyr sold, literally, TWO .50 rifles to Iran about six years ago for testing. I still can't figure out why people wet themselves over this.

The A3 has a removable and replacable optic and the mount itself is picatinny which allows for just about anything to be mouted as an optic.

Also, they added some rails to allow for lights/and whatever the hell else people want to add.

I present...the AUG A3

http://www.steyr-mannlicher.com/typo3temp/pics/a641ae3e62.jpg

http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/mannlicher/STEYR-AUG-A3.jpg

And here is what the A3 sniper looks like

http://img354.photo.163.com/zm52x/42554438/1162473905.jpg

Eightball
October 4, 2006, 07:15 PM
I'll take the bottom rifle, please. With the M203-looking GL.

What's up with that rail/carrying handle/scope-ish looking thing? Not that i'm saying it looks bad, but why is that on the "sniper" version as opposed to the other.....?

Texfire
October 5, 2006, 12:02 PM
http://world.guns.ru/assault/aug_a3-3.jpg
I think it has to have the 20" heavy barrel and removable bipod to be considered the "sniper" configuration.
http://world.guns.ru/assault/aug_a3-2.jpg
This is the grenade launcher configuration with the grenade sight attached to the top of the removable telescopic rifle sight.

Tex

El Tejon
October 5, 2006, 12:43 PM
Guys, come one, this has been Errornet gun nut fodder for years. This, as well as the prior silliness about building HK91s, 93s and 41s in Georgia has consumed an enormous amount of bandwidth.

I cannot believe that ATFE will allow their production. Can someone give me a date and then when they are not here can we agree that they AUGs, and the 91s will never, ever be here under current law? Please?

We can even talk about bears and pumas instead.

Medusa
October 5, 2006, 12:46 PM
I do recall something called AUG Z. This was supposed to be the civilian version, or is it the previous one they let out into public?

I wouldn't mind a AUG A2, standard configuration and 9 mm conversion kit in my closet, though.

Correia
October 5, 2006, 12:47 PM
Sorry El T, I'm pretty sure these are going to exist.

Hey, weren't you the one saying two years ago after I reported back from SHOT that the F2000 and PS90 would never be available either? :p

American By Blood
October 5, 2006, 02:23 PM
That rifle is the firearms industry's way of telling me I need a better job.

El Tejon
October 5, 2006, 02:49 PM
cor, probably, but this AUG chatter has been going on for years!!!

Correia
October 5, 2006, 03:44 PM
Yeah, but it was only last SHOT that Steyr actually did anything official.

What, you expect a European arms company to be quick? :p They get fourteen weeks of paid vacation a year and six hour work days. I'm amazed they actually build guns at all.

Evil Monkey
October 5, 2006, 07:35 PM
El Tejon, there are HK91, 93, and 94's...bilt as clones in the USA (domestic manufacture) as PTR91, V93, SW5, etc. Same weapon, different name stamped on the parts.:)

If the AUG is going to to be domestically manufactured, then it WILL exist, with 30rd magazines, scopes, flash hiders, SBR's, etc.:evil: :evil: :evil:

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