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March 05, 2012, 06:38
Just wondered how many AUG owners are here on the Files. Can't be too many.
Post up with what version you have if you don't mind.
I understand if you want to keep it under the radar though.

More and more people seem to recognise and want to fire my A3 whenever I have it at the range. 1st it was just the kids all the time, you could see their jaw drop and start explaining to Dad what it is. Now it seems the adults want to check it out. After stepping away from their AR's, they look at and handle it and tell me they can reload faster,AUG's take special mags,the triggers suck and such. Then when they find out it takes AR mags they want to use their mag and put a few rounds thru it.
Then it's WOW! No recoil, man this thing is accurate,hey no springy sound,trigger is great(I have a neu-trigger).
It's really cool when a guy has a SBR of some type with a 10" barrel or so and I put the AUG down beside it. Mine is usually same or shorter and I say no tax stamp needed.
I now have just over 1000 rnds thru it and love it.
Oh, Pete at PJS investments is taking orders for new barrels due in 90 days. 16",20" and 24" I believe for around $600.00.

March 05, 2012, 16:52
FN is making the barrels.

March 05, 2012, 19:27
I have a Steyr AUG (a1), an MSAR STG 556 and an MSAR E4. The AUG is a 20", the others are 16.

March 05, 2012, 19:31
I only have a lowly post ban USR model in gray, no FH and a thumbhole stock, still fun to shoot though.

March 05, 2012, 21:56
A3 here.

March 05, 2012, 22:27
A2, with both rail and scope.


March 06, 2012, 17:04
AUG Z over here in the UK.

March 06, 2012, 18:50
A3 here as well. The ARs mostly collect dust since I got it. I've been following the report on the new barrels, really considering a 20 incher.

March 06, 2012, 21:38
A1 here!!! Bought it when they first came out in the 80's. Love to this day along with my SAR 48.

March 15, 2012, 07:08
A1 here, with black, green and tan stocks, 2-16" bbl.s and 1-24"HB.

March 15, 2012, 21:24
A1 black 16"
A1 green 24"
USR 20" as a black A2 with a LeFrance registered pack.

March 16, 2012, 08:29
I have a 16 inch black A1 that I bought in the late 80s. Very nice weapon, probably the handiest 5.56 I've used.

March 19, 2012, 18:38
A3 for me.
I built a 10.5 SBR ar for my wife along with all the BS to obtain the stamp. Rifle turned out great for her, but I didn't want to jump thru all the hoops for another tax stamp. My A3 fixed that problem as it is just about the same overall size as hers, plus mine has a 16" barrel.
Only issue was the dust cover popped off while doing a mag dump. It snapped right back into place and hasn't been a problem since. Of course that big piece of Duck tape that I covered it with might have something to do with it.
Cleanest running rifle that I have. A neu-trigger was installed and all is well.
1 USA 69X .
20 inch barrel would be nice to have.

March 19, 2012, 23:04
Black A1 20" barrel with NATO stock.

March 24, 2012, 23:40
Two MSAR's, plus all sorts of aftermarket parts. :cool:

March 25, 2012, 14:11
I got a NIB A1 last month to go with my A3. 905 series roller bolt closed flash hider with a 20"barrel.

Andy the Aussie
March 26, 2012, 17:49
I think most AUG/F88 owners are "still in the closet" ...:rofl:

March 26, 2012, 18:55
Not me - I'm loud and proud !:biggrin:

Not giving up my fixed stock SA58 or StG58 Para, though...

March 26, 2012, 22:53
msar gebirgsjager with original factory 16 inch barrel

factory serial matched 20" barrel AUG bayo lug and AUG tulip flash hider

converted 24" AUG LMG barrel with bipod.

2 betaco drums for use with the LMG barrel, pile of 42s and 30s for the other two.

March 29, 2012, 10:28
Only if you pick it up ! ;)

March 29, 2012, 10:58
Very Nice !

March 29, 2012, 19:31
You will not regret that purchase. I have a spare Vortex strikefire Red/Green dot with a mount like this one if you are looking for an inexpensive sight. Works great and Optics planet gives it a best optic for under $500.00.
Good shooting.


March 30, 2012, 00:47
[QUOTE=Airacuda;3318008]You will not regret that purchase. I have a spare Vortex strikefire Red/Green dot with a mount like this one if you are looking for an inexpensive sight. Works great and Optics planet gives it a best optic for under $500.00.
Good shooting.

PM sent.

April 03, 2012, 21:25
Just had to post another Pic.


open ear shooter
April 10, 2012, 05:29
got 2 A2 receiver's needing barrels and bolt group's

April 10, 2012, 05:32
Just picked up a like new A3 to keep my special receiver A2 company.

April 12, 2012, 09:10
Have an A3 with an ACOG. Sold my last AR because I like this much better.

April 15, 2012, 22:30
I see the Aussie's running around here with green and tan AUGs.

Lee Carpentieri
April 17, 2012, 23:43
I've had two Standard 901 series and a A1 Special receiver Aug also. The A1 special had a Transferable Form 4 military sear pack, NOT a semi-auto that was converted by some hack manufacture before May of 1986. I sold my A1 Special receiver Aug with the Military full-auto pack about 4 years ago for over 13K. with a 14 1/2 inch barrel.

April 28, 2012, 23:19
Why not, I'm in a picture mood...need I say more:


May 13, 2012, 22:41
Snagged a E4 when Ratworx was doing their Christmas sale a few years back. Paid $1,300 for it and waited until March. Had a minor issue with the sling stud getting stuck in the stock and Dave shipped me a new stock with a spare parts goodie set (trigger pack, butt plates firing pins, springs, etc...). Hell, they never even had me ship the original stock.

When I first got it....


It's current configuration.

May 24, 2012, 00:47
Recent A3 owner here. Just got it sighted in with its new TA33G-H. It's a shooter

June 01, 2012, 21:07
ive got a NIB Preban Black 16" Aug, i picked up a new 24" LMG barrel for display....


June 05, 2012, 09:07
I'm in with my Wilson RR AUG. It's a former Stembridge movie AUG used in "Die Hard". Now rebuilt with all factory AUG FA parts, except for the receiver.




Tim Dreas
June 09, 2012, 14:55
I bought mine shortly after they were first imported. I think I paid $450 for it.

June 16, 2012, 14:03
Steyr AUG Z A3 .223

Steyr AUG Z A3 9x19mm


June 17, 2012, 11:05
For some reason I have a real jones for an AUG or MSAR lately. I don't have a single firearm in 5.56x45 but I've owned a ton of ARs over the years. I definitely want something different but I'm not quite ready to give up my FAL yet, as it's the only way I can afford to get a new rifle.

June 21, 2012, 01:14
Had an MSAR in 2009. Shot it. Didn't like the low profile carry handle sight. Sold it and bought an A1, then an A2. Each with a 20" and 16" barrel...

Neat rifles.

June 21, 2012, 15:38
I picked up my A3 last year, put an Aimpoint PRO scope and surefire light. I've shot about a thousand rounds through it with zero malfuntions.

I carried an AUG-P model for 18 years as a U.S. Customs Air interdiction officer and Special Agent. I had the same gun for 17 years, shot at least 60,000 rounds through it with no malfunctions. At the 17 year mark, a roll pin backed out of the charging handle, and I had to send it back to the agency armourers for repair. They sent me a brand new AUG-P, which I carried for another year before I retired.

I am now patiently waiting the arrival of the new production guns, of which at least two are going to be mine!

June 22, 2012, 21:31
I just picked another new A3 from Pete Athens today, so my other A3 won't be lonely any more!

June 27, 2012, 02:22
Is any company still making AUG's?

June 27, 2012, 07:47
Steyr has announced plans to begin producing the A3 again, maybe in the fall.

PJ's had 33 of the remaining A3s made with Sabre receivers available, but were getting snapped up quickly.

MSAR supposedly will re-start production, but given their prior issues, a buyer might be cautious.