ASTRA 680 AL

PRICE: R 1,500.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1459

FEATURES:

MAKE Astra
MODEL 680 AL
CALIBER .38 Special
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Very good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

Astra is a Spanish weapons manufacturer that was founded in 1908 and eventually closed in 1997.
In their more recent years they produced some economically priced but good quality and reliable  revolver models that were replicas of Colt, Ruger or Smith & Wesson.

The Astra 680 is a short-barreled, double-action/single-action revolver manufactured until 1996.
It was available chambered in .22 LR, .22 Winchester Magnum, .32 S&W Long or .38 Special, and various finishes including standard steel, polished steel and blued steel.
It was intended primarily for civilian use, but also served as a backup weapon or as a concealed carry weapon by Spanish gendarmes.

What is notable about this firearm is that it is one of the very few, small-frame, snub-nose revolvers chambered in .38 Special that have a 6 shot capacity (most other similar sized models only have 5 shot capacities).
This particular revolver is also notable for being the AL version which has an aluminum frame (similar to the Colt Cobra) making it quite a bit lighter than the standard steel version, and is also a lot less common.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in very good to excellent, used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
The overall finish is excellent, with only some extremely light scratches around the muzzle, as well as a very light drag line around the cylinder.
The finish on the aluminum frame is not as polished as on the barrel and cylinder, but is still without any scratches, wear or other marks.
There is also some very light tarnishing on the trigger.
The original wooden grips are still in very good condition, with only the odd, tiny dent.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, as well as everyday, concealed carry.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver and Back-up Gun divisions
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE
  • TARGET SHOOTING

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