Wel. I've not had the chance to handle the STEYR M-40. I did have a WASR 10 though. I loved the way it shot but got rid of it for a Mossberg 835 and an old Ruger 10-22. Look around and see what the WASR is selling for against that Steyr. I'll check out gunbroker to get an idea how something is selling in a few different parts of the country as well as my own to try to figure out just what I'm willing to give for something. I'm sure that there is someone in this forum that has a real opinion of the pistol. LoL I've read some pretty well informed posts here.