Steyr Arms announced last week that a second limited distribution of White AUG A3 M1 rifles have begun shipping to dealers and distributors. The first run of White AUGs sold out in March.
The White AUG A3 M1 will be available in Short-Rail, High-Rail, and Optics models with either a 1.5X or 3X integrated scope. Suggested retail is $2,099 for either railed version. The 1.5X and 3X optics equipped versions are available with MSRPs of $2,499 and $2,599, respectively.
With 16 numbered slots, the High-Rail version was designed to accommodate the widest range of optic choices, and the 11-slot Short-Rail version was designed for use with a reflex sight or a longer-eye relief optic. The AUG A3 M1 Optics version has a more traditional AUG scope tube and three Picatinny rail sections to accommodate accessories like a close-quarters holographic sight.
“We grossly underestimated the demand for the White AUGs,” said Steyr Arms CEO Scott O’Brien. “Our phone lines and social media accounts lit up as soon as word got out about the initial shipments to dealers and distributors, so we turned to our parent company in Austria to produce another batch of furniture. We are now working feverishly to build complete guns.” The White AUG A3 M1 packages include one translucent polymer AUG 30-round magazine, a cleaning kit that stores in the rifle’s buttstock, and an owner’s manual. Also available are 10- and 42-round magazines.
The rail and optics platforms on all three AUG A3 M1 versions are interchangeable via the three base screws that thread from the underside of the top of the receiver.
The AUG A3 M1 can be converted to left-hand operation by changing the standard bolt to the optional left-eject bolt and swapping the ejection-port cover. The AUG also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip.
Of course, the AUG A3 M1 is also available in black, OD green and Steyr’s new MUD color.
|Steyr AUG A3 M1|
|Barrel Length||16.375 inches, 18.375 inches with muzzle brake|
|Overall length||28.15 inches|
|Receiver||Hard Eloxal-coated aircraft aluminum|
|Weight Unloaded||7.7 pounds|
|Sights||Short 11-slot rail, high 16-slot rail, 1.5X optic or 3X optic|
|Capacity||10, 30 and 42 rounds|
|MSRP||$2,099 (either rail), $2,499 (1.5X optic), $2,599 (3X optic)|