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vega
June 30, 2000, 07:03 AM
Anybody could tell me something about my Dad's revolver. He doesn't know anything about it himself, he is not that enthusiast. He just bought it merely for self defense. I doubt if he has put 500 rounds through it. He acquired it new way, way back.

Its caliber 22, with engraving on the right side just under the hammer, ASTRA-UNCETA Y Cia. S.A. GUERNICA - SPAIN CADIX. Under the wheel near the trigger, MADE IN SPAIN CAL .22. It has a five digit serial number with the first two digits starting with 54...

Two inch snub nose with wooden grip with Astra logo and a 9 shooter (LR).

TIA.

vega

johnbt
June 30, 2000, 07:16 AM
A quick check of the Stand Catalog and the Blue Book shows the Astra Cadix D/A Revolver w/ only a 4" or 6" bbl., adj. sights, blue, plastic grips. 9-shot in .22, 5-shot in .38 Spl. Made 1960-68. Exc. cond. either $200 or $165 depending on the book. I'll look around some more after another cup of coffee. John

vega
June 30, 2000, 07:41 AM
Rather quick reply. My old man's selling it to me for $125. I want to buy it for my wife. She already passed her firearms seminar. Gonna grab some shut eye and check your post tomorrow.

Thanks.

vega

johnbt
June 30, 2000, 06:02 PM
Well...the following are from a Metacrawler search. Not too much really, but obviously they made more varieties than my few books show. Note the 1958-1973 production dates and the 1 1/2" lauf(barrel in German according to the free online translator.)

www.nasog.net/weapons/revolvers/Astra_Cadix.htm (http://www.nasog.net/weapons/revolvers/Astra_Cadix.htm)

ASTRA CADIX

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Country Of Origin: Spain
Designation: Revolver
Cartridge: .22LR, .22 Magnum,
.32 S&W Long or .38 Special
Production Date: 1958-1973

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Weapon Dimensions:
Length: 229 mm
Barrel: 102 mm (4 in.-JT)
Weight: 715 g
Rifling: 6 grooves rh
Chambers: 5

www.caliber.de/marktplatz/anzrev.html (http://www.caliber.de/marktplatz/anzrev.html)

Astra Revolver Cadix .22 lfB , Lauf 1 1/2`` brüniert, kein Rost, 9-Schuß, round butt, Holzschalen, Fischhaut, 2 Lederfutterale, Zustand sehr gut, Waffen-Nr. 130324 Nr. 91975 98,00 DM, EWB erf. Frankonia Jagd, Breiter Weg, Ulrichsplatz 2. 39104 Magdeburg, Tel. 0391-7378010, Fax 0391-7378020

John

vega
July 1, 2000, 04:37 AM
Thanks for the link. The gun is in very good condition. He was giving it to me three years ago and I refused it :(

vega