|PRICE:||R 1,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|CALIBER||7.65mm (.32 ACP)|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Direct Blowback|
|CONDITION||Fair to good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Astra 3000 is a compact, single-action, semi-automatic pistol produced in Spain by Astra Unceta y Cia.
It was the second-last version of the famous and distinctive line of Astra “Tube Slide” pistols, which were all simple direct blowback designs.
It was first introduced in 1947 to replace the Astra Model 300, and was produced until 1956 when it was replaced by the Astra Model 4000 Falcon.
The Astra 3000 was intended to compete with other compact, blowback semi-auto pistols, like the Walther PP, Mauser HSc and the Beretta M1934.
It was available chambered in 9mmK (.380 Auto) and 7.65mm (.32 ACP) with magazine capacities of 6 and 7 rounds, respectively.
The pistol features a frame mounted manual safety, as well as a grip safety and magazine disconnect/safety.
The pistol is a hammerless/striker-fired design and incorporates a loaded-chamber indicator that protrudes from the rear of the slide.
Until 1953, the magazine catch was on the heel of the butt, like the Astra 300, but on later versions the magazine release button is moved to left side of the frame behind the trigger guard.
This gun is in fair to good (more on the good side), used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There is a small spot of very light wear on the left side of the barrel, a few spots of very light wear on the side and top of the slide, and also some uniform, light wear to the back-strap.
There is some very light wear and surface rust to the slide serrations, but this can easily be cleaned and removed with a brush.
The original plastic grips are still very good with no discernible marks.
The action is still very tight.
This firearm is suitable for home self defense and is perfect for every-day, concealed carry.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- MPDS – Back-up Gun (BUG) division
- STEEL CHALLENGE