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#252340 09/28/2011 11:49 PM
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Len S Offline OP
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I recently acquired this Astra 400 rig. The pistol was part of contract for 6,000 pistols in 1940-41. The Germans accepted the Spanish proofing system so there are no waffenamts on this piece.The only way to discern them is from the serial # range. Though it came with an unusual ersatz holster it obviously wasn't carried in it much.

Len

Astra 400 German contract 004.JPG (93.33 KB, 109 downloads)
Astra 400 German contract 001.JPG (99.08 KB, 109 downloads)
Astra 400 German contract 002.JPG (89.98 KB, 109 downloads)
Astra 400 German contract 005.JPG (54.17 KB, 109 downloads)
Astra 400 German contract 007.JPG (104.97 KB, 109 downloads)

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very, very nice rig - the pistol looks to be in great condition. A great shooting pistol in general, just a little hard to crank the slide on the first shot. Looks like you got a great pistol !!!


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There's neat engineering on the Astra 400, 600, etc. Yours in fantastic condition.

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very nice is this condition .
in the old days , you couldn't give these away. see how things change.
jeff


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