SOLD FOR: $1940.43
Make: Steyr Mannlicher
Model: SSG P
Serial Number: 279158
Year of Manufacture: 1999 (VDD Date Code)
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action with Double Set-Triggers fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “GSI Inc. T’ville AL” and “.308 Win.”. The right side of the barrel is marked with Austrian proof marks and “VDD” date code. The left side of the receiver is marked with a Steyr logo and “STEYR MANNLICHER MOD. SSG. 69”. The right side of the receiver is marked “STYER MANNLICHER / AUSTRIA” behind the ejection port with “279158”, two proof marks and “VDD” in front. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked with two Austrian proofs and “58”, the body is marked “27.04.0006” with a small diamond, “31.00.04.0015V”, “EI”, “0 / 1”, and “05”.
Barrel Length: 26? Hammer Forged Barrel
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has two male dovetails which are integral and have a pair of rings installed.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is textured gray synthetic with a contoured pistol grip, adjustable straight comb, inlaid accessory rail, and a solid black rubber Pachmayr buttpad with metal spacers. There are a few scattered little marks and scuffs. The texturing is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4? and 13 1/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttpad. The pad has no notable wear or damage. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scuffs on the barrel which have lightly thinned the finish, the most noticeable is on the left side. There are some scattered light handling marks. The bolt shows light operational wear and the knob has minor handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety locks the bolt and disengages the trigger. There is a cocking indicator in the rear of the bolt sleeve. The trigger has a smooth, very light takeup followed by a crisp break when not set. When set, the trigger has a very light, smooth first stage and breaks with a barely perceptible second stage. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a single 3-round magazine and paperwork including a test target and manual.
Our Assessment: The Steyr SSG 69 was developed as a purpose-built sniper rifle for the Austrian armed forces, one of if not the first such factory-produced sniper rifles. It featured a hammer-forged barrel which had a long engagement with the receiver, locking lugs on the rear of the bolt with a short, 60 degree throw, detachable rotary box magazine with a transparent rear face allowing the user to visually check how many rounds remained (though no magazine is included with this rifle), and featured a synthetic stock and some synthetic parts for weight reduction. As the model designation indicates, the rifle was adopted by Austria in 1969 and continued in production through 2015 with a few different variants. This is the SSG P model with a grey synthetic stock, 26″ cold hammer forged barrel, and set triggers. This model is no longer in production and would be a great opportunity for anyone who always wanted an SSG but hasn’t managed to get their hands on one. Please see our photos and good luck!