Ernst Thalmann Werke Suhl SSG-82 Sniper Rifle - sn 14xx
This is a very rare SSG-82 bolt action sniper rifle, manufactured in East Germany in the 1980s by Ernst Thälmann Werke Suhl and used by the East German Anti-Terror Group. The Scharfschützengewehr 82 is in excellent condition with 97% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. All serialized components matching serial numbers. The included 4x32 Carl Zeiss JENA scope also has a matching serial number. Stock is extremely clean with only a few handling marks present in the stippling. There are some marks on the underside of the stock, likely from firing the rifle from a bench rest. Overall bluing is nearly blemish free, with a couple of small blemishes on the barrel. Not even the safety selector disc on the right side has any bluing wear.
The factory tooling on the free floating barrel has resulted in a very nice spiral design. The butt stock appears to be adjustable for length of pull by removing or adding spacer plates. The trigger is adjustable; no instructions are included. The Zeiss scope uses a German #1 reticule and also has a quick detach mount that allows the optic to maintain zero when removing and reinstalling the scope. The magazine has a nominal capacity of 5 rounds but reports show that it may be possible to fit 6 rounds into the magazine; we do not have any 5.45mm ammunition available to confirm this.
A factory test target is included. The scope's original box and paperwork are included as well; the paperwork has information regarding the extended 24-month warranty for the scope (sorry, it's expired at this point), as well as an instruction manual on how to adjust the focus, zeroing the scope, how to estimate range, and information about the included lens cover. The original lens cover is included but the rear cover is missing the rear lens.
Modern production; not C&R eligible. Import engraved.
These were manufactured in very limited numbers. Only an estimated 2,000 rifles total were manufactured.