When shooters hear the name Steyr Arms, most probably think of the AUG right away. The iconic Austrian bullpup’s distinctive aesthetics are hard to forget, after nearly half a century it’s still in use by a host of military and police units around the globe, and it enjoys a loyal fan base. Many people likely don’t even realize that Steyr produces a plethora of other firearms designs in addition to the AUG. From their M9-A1 and A2 MF 9mm pistols, to their Merkel line that includes models like single-shot rifles and over/under shotguns, to a menu of bolt-action rifles, there’s more to Steyr than you might think.
Between 1955 and 1971, Steyr manufactured a bolt-gun model called the Zephyr, and in recent years they released its successor, the Zephyr II. This younger Steyr rimfire is a classic design, featuring a traditional wood stock. Since traditional wood stocks are precisely the speciality of Boyds Gunstocks, they soon got to work on some upgrade options.
The South Dakotans at Boyds are all about old-school hardwood gun furniture. They’ve been making it for the better part of four decades, and their repertoire includes a dizzying array of supported gun models from a list of more than 200 brands. Now they’ve announced the addition of yet another model, in the Steyr Zephyr II, for which they can make high-quality wooden stocks. Their Zephyr II stock options include six different styles, four featuring thumbholes and two without, offered in more than a dozen gorgeous finishes. If you have a Zephyr II and want something different to shoulder it with, these may be worth a look.
Boyds Release: Award Winning Steyr Zephyr II
Steyr Zephyr II | Latest addition to the Boyds lineup: award-winning Steyr Mannlicher Zephyr II. Initially produced from 1955-1971, this rejuvenated rifle boasts original Zephyr’s build quality while setting new standards in hunting-style, bolt-action, and rimfire rifle segment. Bringing Steyr Barrel accuracy to a line of hunting rifles and now available in 6 different Boyds shapes with 13 original and 5 limited edition Ripple laminates. Start your Steyr Zephyr II Build with Boyds.