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My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

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My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby amit888_2000 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:59 pm

Meet-n-Greet the Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

This post-war concealed hammer, pocket pistol was manufactured in 1951 by Guernica - Spain for the Hamburg Police. It was put in production in order to replace the Astra Mod.300.

It has looks of the German Nazi pistol.

The Astra 3000 was an updated version of the Model 300, with a grip that swelled near the bottom, a pushbutton magazine release on the lower left grip, and a loaded chamber indicator. It was made in .32 ACP and .380 ACP.

Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astra-Unceta_y_Cia_SA

I am sharing a few pictures of the pistol.(Photography done by olly (Anupam))
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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby MoA » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:27 pm

Cool.. have shot it yet?

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby amit888_2000 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:49 pm

ya, done 25 shots, shoots well, as the pistol size is small - .32 ACP recoil is gr8.


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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby vrohan59 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:36 pm

Have you blued the weapon?I've experienced quite a few jams with Spanish pistols,they're quite sensitive to bullets.Using IOF ammo in it?

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby grewal » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:11 pm

A very nice piece,neat and preserved . What about the price paid.


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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby eljefe » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:58 pm

Its elder brother could handle the 9mm in Largo, Parabellum and bergmann (I think)
built like a tank, good extraction and ejection.
How was it with this 32 version? Ammo used? distance and grouping?
Bluing looks too good to be the original.
Smell it and see how it smells. Good giveaway if reblued. 8)

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby james » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:53 pm

Congratulations! check how to feildstrip it for cleaning, Is this a single action or double action pistol . Do provide feedback about safety ,is it safe to carry bullet in chamber ect.
cheers :cheers: James...

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby Biren » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:54 pm

G8 Piece.... Amit ...difficult to come across these days.Enjoy.


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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby xl_target » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:12 pm

It looks authentic but as eljefe says, the bluing looks too good to be true.
The reason you feel the recoil more is that it has a blowback type of action

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby ngrewal » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:08 am

Congrats nice one one member also had a similar one


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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby dodger » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:58 am

Nice one..

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby m24 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:02 pm

Now, that's a beauty. Amit, I guess, will have to visit your place again to have a look at this one. :)


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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby pramodsid » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:03 pm

Thats a Beauty....... :shock:

Thats got a true German look, might have seen one of those kinds in movies only....

Am sure thats just a glimpse of your collection...... :wink:

Keep them coming......

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

Postby vikas singh » Thu May 05, 2011 1:42 pm

nice pics can you tell me the cost? :cheers:

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Re: My new Astra 3000 (.32 ACP)

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