STG-58

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STG-58
STG-58.jpg
STG-58 with DSA Type I receiver
TypeBattle rifle
Place of origin Austria
Service history
In service1958–1977
Used by Austria
Production history
DesignerDieudonné Saive
Designed1956
ManufacturerFabrique Nationale de Herstal and Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Specifications
Mass4.45 kg (9.81 lb) to 5.15 kg (11.35 lb)
Length1,100 mm (43 in)
Barrel length533 mm (21.0 in)

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
ActionGas-operated, tilting breechblock
Muzzle velocity823 m/s (2,700 ft/s)
Effective firing range800 m (870 yd)
Feed system20-round detachable magazine
SightsIron sights

The STG-58, is a Austrian battle rifle that was based on the famous Belgian FAL which was adopted in early and mid 1950s. The STG-58 was used by the Austrian Army from 1958 until 1977. The STG-58 stands for Sturmgewehr 1958 which the 1958 is the year when Austrians adopted the rifle. The STG-58 shoots a 7.62 NATO that is more powerful than the AUG that shoots a 5.56 NATO. In 1978 the Austrian Army replaced the STG-58 with the AUG.