During the Second World War Third Reich Germany purchased 85,390 Astra Model 300's 63,000 chambered for the 9 mm Kurz and 22,390 chambered for the 7. The action can be closed by removing the magazine, drawing back on the slide a short distance and returning the slide foreward. However, sales were good in the rest of the world, and the gun was particularly popular in the Middle East. A bulged case is a very strong indication of this problem, however, so make a habit of inspecting fired casings for indications of trouble when you shoot. I see yours has all the standard Astra proof marks, the shield with the X signifies Eibar house after July 1931.
The manufacturer says that it applies to the pistols of the Victoria type made up to the year 1915 when the war type, with enlarged magazine capacity, was introduced. There are a multitude of minor variations of the Model 400, with many different proof and acceptance stamps--for details on these please refer to Mr. Sights were integral, and the magazine held 8 rounds. That recoil spring in my gun is original and about 80 years old. Even though this last group was not received or marked by the German Army, we know from records that the serial numbers intended for Germany.
Word to the wise: unlike most autoloading guns, Astras will not jam when their springs begin to fail. The Astra Model 600 was the quintessential example. How to field strip the Astra 300. The Model 4000 Falcon was also offered in. The breech face and firing pin hole should be free of debris, rust, and particularly of metal fragments. The reasons for this are in debate, but my advise is to hand-load 9mm Largo to.
Unique features of the Astra 400 are a sliding sear, a grip safety ratchet that locks the sear, a vertically -moving slide stop, and L-shaped pins that can be pried out rather than punched out. I'm not sure I follow your questions - one of your photos clearly shows a waffenampt. It should move and return freely and smoothly. The firing pin hole should be round and neat and a close fit to the pin. The risk here is more the expectation that these designs will have a magazine safety in operation than any direct risk to the shooter who understands that the gun has no functioning magazine safety. The stampings that are on the frame in the picture on the right are proof marks and year of manufacture marks.
Google DoubleClick Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. AppNexus This is an ad network. At least that is how I remember it at the moment. The Astra Model 300 was an especially popular pistol. The codes began with A in 1927, and after reaching Z in 1954, continued with A1 in 1955. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro.
Unlatch the magazine and withdraw it about halfway from the grip. But they were never perfect and the ones that have survived are getting quite old. The Big Book of Surplus Firearms, Petersen Pub. Never shoot at the surface of waterways, scrap steel, or other surfaces prone to produce ricochet. You should see the rear part of the firing pin in the front wall of this recess.
Production standards were not comprimised. Manufacture of this model was discontinued at the close of the war as it was superseded by Model 400, which became the official weapon. These are all of the same type and general appearance as the 1911 specimen but have different dimensions and clearly were not made on the same set of tools. Continue to treat it as if it is fully loaded. Classic firearms that we have all grown up with, have seen, and have wanted to own. Because the Astra 600 was designed specifically for Nazi Germany during the Second World War, I strongly suspect that it was designed primarily for the 100 to 108 grain iron bullet steel case load that was the Axis standard at that time. I have also found that in my average-sized hands they are very good point shooters.
Afterward, the company was known as Unceta y Compañia, and the logo was changed to have a U at the top and a C at the bottom. There is slight holster wear on the high spots, but less than you would commonly expect for a gun of it's age. If the gun fails this test, dropping the hammer with the safety lever in the upward position, it should not be loaded and should be repaired as soon as possible. Here is the scoop: - You can use brass headstamped 9 supercomp or 9x23 or 9mm Largo. The Knight's helmet and shield means it was accepted, a admission into service mark.
However, my Model 300 only has the serial number digits in this location. Conversion Tracking Pixels We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service. This indicates that this pistol was manufactured in 1943. They'll faithfully run until they self destruct. The pistol utilizes two additional safeties to include a thumb lever safety that is mounted on the left side of the frame and a magazine safety that ensures that the pistol will not fire unless the magazine is fully inserted. If it does, the gun should be taken to a gunsmith as soon as possible and should not be loaded until it has been repaired.
As such, there may be two of more years discrepancy between the date that the factory considered the pistol completed and the year it was proofed. Carefully ease the bushing and lock off the slide, and remove the recoil spring. The Astra Model 300 This scaled-down version of the Model 400 appeared in 1923 and was virtually identical to its predecessor in functionality. Fully understand the guns you carry and keep them in good order. Toward the end of the Spanish Civil War the German Condor Legion joint task force ordered Astra Model 300 pistols for their pilots.