Contact Us

Editorial Contacts:

Karen Lutto
(830) 755-4308 (press office)

Mike Nischalke
(703) 380-3595



Steyr Officially Introduces the Zephyr II Rimfire Rifle to the U.S. Market

Click image to download hi-res version

BESSEMER, Ala. (Jan. 23, 2018) — Steyr Arms is kicking off the 2018 SHOT Show today with the launch of its new rimfire rifle, the Zephyr II. Taking many design and functional cues from the original Steyr Zephyr, which was produced from 1955 through 1971, the Zephyr II is certain to be a hit among shooters, both young and old.

The Zephyr II follows up the excellent build quality of its “big-bore sisters” and sets totally new standards in the hunting-style, bolt-action, rimfire rifle segment. The Zephyr II features a classic European walnut stock with a Bavarian cheek piece and fish-scale-pattern checkering on the grips and handguard, as well as the typical Steyr Mannlicher bolt handle and a tang safety.

Available in .17 HMR, .22 LR and .22 WMR, the Zephyr II has a cold-hammer-forged 19.7-inch barrel with an overall length of 39.2 inches. The rifle weighs 5.8 lbs., including a five-round detachable box magazine. The Zephyr II has a suggested retail price of $995 (add an additional $25 for 1/2x28 threaded barrel), and the first batch of rifles is currently shipping to Steyr dealers and distributors.

The Zephyr II is one of several new firearms—including the new Pro THB (Tactical Heavy Barrel) and new models in 6.5 Creedmoor—in the Steyr booth (#10246) at SHOT Show.

Established in 1864, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S., and it is also the exclusive importer for Merkel firearms, JAGDHUND and X JAGD apparel. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit

# # #

Click image to download hi-res version

Steyr Arms Rifle Specifications


Steyr Arms Zephyr II


Precision rifle shooting, small-game hunting


Steyr Arms, Inc.
2530 Morgan Rd.
Bessemer, AL  35022
(205) 417-8644



Magazine type/capacity:

Steel box, five rounds

Receiver material:

25CrMo4 steel


.17 HMR, .22 LR and .22 WMR


19.7-inch cold-hammer-forged mid-weight barrel



Trigger type:


Stock material/type:

European walnut

Sling swivels:



Fish-scale pattern

Weight, empty:

5 lbs., 8.4 ozs.

Overall length:

39.2 inches

Included accessories:

Owner’s manual


$995 (Add $25 for 1/2x28 threaded barrel)

Click image to download hi-res version