ASTRA Model 44

PRICE: R 8,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1727

FEATURES:

MAKE Astra
MODEL 44
CALIBER .44 Magnum
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION 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 Model 44 is a large-frame, double-action, 6-shot revolver chambered in .44 Magnum.
It was inspired by the Smith & Wesson Model 29 N-frame revolver (and is a very similar size), with similar adjustable rear sight, and was available in blued finish or in stainless steel.
The 2.5″ barrel version of the Astra 44 is also known as the ‘Terminator’ model.
N-Frame speed loaders will function with the Astra Model 44.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in good used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
There is only some very light tarnishing to the nickel-plated finish of the barrel, cylinder and parts of the frame, but no rust nor scratches.
The cylinder lockup is still good, but there is a very slight timing issue that is really only a factor when slowly cocking the hammer, i.e. when you slowly cock the hammer the cylinder doesn’t always completely rotate enough to automatically lock-up.
This seems to not be an issue when firing in double-action.
The original wooden grips are still good with only a few, very light, small dings in places, nothing significant at all.
It has an 8″ barrel.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, but is possibly too large (heavy and long barrel) for ever day concealed carry, unless for a large framed person.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • MPDS – Revolver (REV) division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE
  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE

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