Originally Posted by EXPRESS
I have been offered a Steyr SSG P-1(SSG 69)for about $1200US. I have a good idea of the rifle's history, so it should not be a lemon.
There are just a few thing I don't like about this rifle.
The stock; it is made of Cycolac ABS plastic, and it gives you just that idea: "PLASTIC" like a toy. As one report I have read said "not rigid nor massive enough".
The milled dovetail on the reciever that accepts the proprietary Steyr-Mannlicher scope rings may be a good idea, but you must use those and only those rings, no other tubes can be used, nor can it be setup with any kind of cant.
As far as I know no one makes and aftermarket stock for it, but I wonder if it could be modified? Maybe filled and reiforced?
The Prive is very good, they retail here for close to twice that, but I did have plans to build my own rifle.
Does anybody have any experience with this rifle?
What can be said for it?
Would it serve me better than my "other" idea?(see preious post)
At least it wouldn't mean 6month to 1 year messing around...
Thanks, in advance for any advice or help I can get.
I don't personally own one...however, I have shot my share of them.
They are excellent rifles (as far as the barrel, action & trigger(s) goes)
Is this P1 you're looking at have the 26" Kirschenbaum barrel & Double Set-Triggers???
If so, you can buy it...and when you crack the stock....I'll buy it from you for $800 broke stock & all! Hahahaha!!!
However....why don't you contact Near Manufacturing about a custom Picatinney-Style Scope Base? He can make it at ANY MOA you want!!!
Here is his link: Near Manufacturing - Rifle Scope Bases
Why don't you check Near out...and e-mail them.
They should be able to help you solve your scope rings problem.
He is a master machinist...and makes numerous custom and one-off gun parts for VERY reasonable prices.
Hope any of this helps,