Just wanted to post an FYI for those of you (like me) who missed the Sabre Defence Industries version of the AUG A3, and who also don’t want to pay $3,500 for a “collectors weapon” on Gunbroker that was probably purchased for under $1,500. The point is that recently I have been in contact with a Steyr rep who informed me that Steyr will be manufacturing AUG’s in the US again, starting in 2012. The rep stated that the AUG A3 will be available sometime in Q1-Q2 of 2012, when the new manufacturer is determined. I imagine that Steyr will follow the same recipe as they did with Sabre Defence Industries and have a US company manufacture the receiver (essentially the weapon, as per the ATF guidelines) and have everything else that makes up the AUG brought in and complete the final assembly here. There weren’t any other specific details offered by the rep. So, who they are looking at to produce what, and when the production cycle starts is vague, (January to June). If I get any more details, I will post what I find out. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.