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Old May 12, 2024, 08:49 PM   #1
JYates308
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Astra Model 400's additional info

Hi everyone, I have recently acquired two Astra model 400's. The first one I have (serial no. 17,570) I purchased off of Gunbroker and and has a stamp on top of the barrel above the Astra logo that the seller says is the crest of the Spanish Royal Guard. I have never seen any other Astra with this on it. If anybody can confirm or deny this and can provide some additional info would be great. The second Astra I have (serial no. 96,341) I also acquired on Gunbroker. I know this serial no. falls in line of the German contract guns, but I would like to know what these other stamp marks are. This particular one was also chromed, very professionally too, which I have been told was a common thing WWII soldiers did on their bring backs. Any additional info regarding these two pistols will be greatly appreciated ie. Has anyone else seen a chromed Astra, or one with a crest like this one? What are they potentially worth? (Not that I plan on selling them any time soon), estimated year of production for the 17,xxx model. I will post more pics when I can.
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Old May 12, 2024, 08:56 PM   #2
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Pics of the chromed one truly do not do it justice
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Old May 13, 2024, 11:59 AM   #3
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Odd to look at, odd to shoot, but dang they are neat guns!
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Old May 15, 2024, 08:16 AM   #4
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Said to be pretty accurate when you got used to it.
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