Model: SSG 69
Serial Number: 278775
Year of Manufacture: Modern, pre-2015
Action Type: Bolt action rifle with detachable magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Steyr logo and “Steyr Mannlicher Mod. SSG.69”, the left side of the barrel is marked “GSI Inc. T’ville, AL”. The right side of the receiver is marked “STEYR MANNLICHER / AUSTRIA”, and serial number “278775”. The right side of the barrel is marked “VDD” and with 2 proof marks. The back of the bolt is marked “27.04.0006” and the part of the bolt under the handle “31.00.04.0015V”. The front scope ring has the serial number for the gun.
Barrel Length: 26”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The rifle is mounted with a scope marked “ZFM / 6×42 Z” and “9712275”. The lens is clear and free of distortion. The scope has a Post Reticle with horizontal Stadia Line. The scope is in overall excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is black checkered synthetic with a pistol grip. The butt has a thin black rubber recoil pad attached which is marked with the “Steyr” logo. The checkering is sharp, with no marks. The remainder of the stock shows only minor handling marks. The rifle does not appear to have been used much. The LOP measures “14.5” and “13 3/4” from the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is a dull black that almost appears to be Parkerized.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light scuffs and scratches from storage and handling. The gun does not appear to have been used much. There are a few scatted scratches. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: factory cardboard box with matching end label to the rifle. Inside the box is paper packing material. The box notes the scope as well. The box is tattered and ripped with some light stains. The end label is firmly affixed to the box. Overall the box is in fine condition.
Our Assessment: Adopted in 1969, it was ahead of its time with the use of synthetics and cold hammer-forged barrels for durability. Aside from being the Austrian Army’s standard issue sniper rifle it’s also used by several law enforcement organizations. It is extremely accurate and several international competitions have been won using an SSG-69. These rifles don’t come up too often, especially in this condition. A great piece for the shooter or collector or rare imported military arms.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.