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Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain.

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Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain.

Postby Tauseef » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:29 am

Dear Friends,

Recently I got permission of adding a 12 bore as second weapon to my existing arms licence. At local gun dealer in Jaipur, I've seen a good condition Spanish Astra 12 gauge 12 bore DBBL break action SxS shotgun, Model-811. I want suggestions/ opinion from IFG community, which help me in providing more information on the same.

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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain.

Postby sa_ali » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:36 am

Tauseef wrote: Spanish Astra 12 gauge 12 bore DBBL break action SxS shotgun, Model-811

Does the barrel have the Spanish proof marking on it, if not then i dont think its Spanish.
Please search the forum, there have being several such claims of these guns having Spanish barrels, but nothing to substantiate it.



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain.

Postby MoA » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:58 am

Does it work? If it does, and you want it for self defense.. go for it.



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby Vikram » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:29 am

Our SXS is a Spanish Astra.Nothing grand about it but an honest boxlock built well and one that will serve you well provided it is in good condition and you take good care of it.



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby Kyrie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:15 am

Astra box lock shotguns are solid, dependable, workingman’s shotguns. If there is any doubt as to whether or not a shotgun was made by Astra, here are the markings one may expect to see.

The actual company name is Unceta y Cia, and the maker’s code found on water table and barrel flats is ‘U.C.', thusly:

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Additionally the company name and crest is usually found on the barrels:

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Hope this helps.

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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby sa_ali » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:41 pm

This is 100% spanish.

See this link and you will be able to encode the actual manufacturers
http://personales.jet.es/rafa/b_punzone ... _1931.html



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby Vikram » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Kyrie,

That's exactly the SXS that we have.


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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby Tauseef » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:35 pm

Dear All,

Thanks for your kind support & valuable information. I finally got it. Photographs will be posted soon.
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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby rkjin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:25 am

anyone aware of how to import components of shotguns in India? Would like to import some.



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby arjun401 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:35 am

Really nice piece there tauseef bhai. Congrats!
How much did you have to pay for that and where can i get such a piece?
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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby Tauseef » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:53 pm

Thanks Arjunji,

I've got it from Jindel & Co. Jaipur, around 100K.
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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby ngrewal » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 am

Good buy Tauseef Congrats looks in nice nick



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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby ckkalyan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:03 am

Wow - very nice shotty Tauseef. Congratulations and ENJOY! :D


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Re: Opinion on Astra 12 ga Shotgun Model- 811, Made in Spain

Postby prashantsingh » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:50 pm

Nice Gun Tauseef. Congratulations.




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