AUGUST 2, 2012

Steyr AUG to Be Available With Cold Hammer-Forged Barrel

TRUSSVILLE, AL -Steyr Arms, the only licensed manufacturer of Steyr products in North America, has announced that the AUG A3 will be available later this month. Assembled by Steyr-Mannlicher-trained gunsmiths in its Trussville, Alabama, manufacturing facility, the new flat-top AUG A3 will feature European-style cold-hammer-forged barrels and the legendary tulip-style muzzle brake.

With an overall length of 28.15 inches including a 16-inch barrel attached, the AUG A3 is not only 8 inches shorter than an AR-15 carbine with a comparable-length barrel, it runs exceptionally cleaner due to its short-stroke-gas-piston operation. Its stainless steel operation and guide rods offer unparalleled smoothness in operation as well as exceptional reliability. Dual gas-adjustment settings ensure its operation even with the dirtiest of ammunition.

The Steyr AUG A3's 25-position Picatinny rail makes sighting options nearly limitless, to include numerous optics and back-up iron sights. The AUG A3 has all the classic features and benefits that established it as the pinnacle of modern rifle design, including expedient disassembly as well as simple conversion to left-hand operation, which requires replacement of the standard bolt with the optional left-eject bolt. It also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip. The AUG A3, which comes with a transparent polymer 30-round magazine, has a suggested retail price of $2,099.

Several companies have attempted to reverse engineer the iconic Steyr AUG for the American public, but unless a rifle boasts the interrupted four-ring Steyr bullseye beside "Steyr Arms" stamped on the receiver, it is not an authentic Steyr product. Any imitation rifles and/or parts do not carry Steyr Arms' unconditional support, nor will the company warrant or repair them.

For more information about the AUG A3, visit its microsite at

Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr's comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr's legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit

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Steyr Arms Rifle Specifications
Model: Steyr AUG A3
Purpose: Target Shooting, Tactical, 3-Gun Competition, Predator Hunting
Manufacturer: Steyr Arms Steyr Arms, Inc.
7661 Commerce Ln.
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 655-8299
Operation: Adjustable short-stroke gas-piston semi-automatic
Magazine type/capacity: Polymer double-stack detachable box/30 rounds
Receiver material: Hard Eloxal-coated aircraft aluminum
Caliber: 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem.)
Barrel: 16-in. cold-hammer-forged heavy barrel (18.375 ins. w/muzzle brake)
Rifling: 6 grooves, 1:9 RH Twist
Sights: No sights; integral 25-slot Picatinny rail
Finish: Mannox®
Safety: Two-position trigger-blocking
Trigger type: Single-stage
Pull weight: 9 lbs., 8 oz.
Stock material/type: Black synthetic/bullpup
Length of pull: 15 inches
Drop at comb: 0.57 in. (from rail)
Drop at heel: 1 in. (from rail)
Recoil pad: Elastomer; 0.3-in. thick
Sling swivels: Two (reversible rear)
Pistol grip: Integral
Checkering: None
Weight, empty: 8 lbs.
Overall length: 28.15 ins.
Included accessories: Owner's manual, one 30-round magazine
MSRP: $1,995