The Steyr Scout has been seen in use in the Kosovo conflict. While not much detail is known, it is believed that there are between 30 and 50 Steyr Scouts in circulation. They are known to be, for the most part, privately owned (or at least furnished) and are being used as light sniper rifles. They have been seen fitted with both the forward mount scout scope and conventional optics and are apparently holding up well.
This page contains photographs of the Steyr Scout in use in the Kosovo conflict. The files are fairly large so the page may load slowly. MS FrontPage says 87 seconds at 28.8.
above is cropped from an original picture
published in the October 15 issue of USA Today, page 10A.
The photo is copyrighted by AP and is credited to Enrico Marti.
original caption was: "In central Kosovo: Kosovo Liberation
Army fighters move
to a new position Wednesday. Though a U.S.-brokered peace deal says Serb forces
must withdraw from Kosovo province or return to their bases, Serb soldiers are staying put.
Steyr Scout in Kosovo.
Note the Jeff Cooper logo stock insert.
This does not appear to be the same person as in the top photo.
This photo appeared in the February, 1999 issue of SOF in the article
"The UCK Stops Here--Kosovo's Uncompromising Liberation Army" by Don North.
comes from the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, #23 for 1999
It appears to be fitted with a "standard" type sling. The retangular piece on the side of
the stock is another sling swivel.
appeared in an article titled "The Bitter Peace."
The caption read "KLO fighters in Albania: "We will chase away the Russians." "
The photo credit was to B. Slatensek/Sygma
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