SOLD FOR: $1080
Year of Manufacture: 1944, Spanish date code “0”
Caliber/Gauge: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with 8-Round Detachable Magazines
Markings: The left side of the grip strap is marked “UNCETA Y COMPANIA” and features the number “6621”. The left side of the frame is marked with several Spanish proofs including the date code “0”. The left side of the slide features a Spanish proof. The top of the barrel features the Astra logo and is marked “UNCETA Y COMPANIA S.A. / GUERNICA ESPANA”. The left sides of the slide and frame are marked with the serial number “16621”. The bottom left part of the slide concealed by the frame is marked “6621”.
Barrel Length: 5.25”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the muzzle end of the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch integral to the rear end of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two-piece checkered wood panels with a lanyard ring and magazine release on the left side. The backstrap features a grip safety. The grips have minor handling wear which includes small scratches and nicks. There are no cracks or chips. The checkering remains sharp. Overall, the grips are in Very Good Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 75% of its metal finish. There is moderate handling wear which includes small scratches and nicks. The finish has worn off the leading eThe action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.dges and the front-strap has patches of finish loss. The markings remain clear. The screwheads have toolmarks but they are serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes with a total of two 8-round magazines and a black leather flap holster. The holster is marked “LBPN / 39154” and features oval stitching on the front of the flap. The holster has some handling marks, minor scratches and scuffs but remains in Very Good condition. The two magazines have Astra markings and mild handling wear. Overall, the magazines are both in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Astra model 600 is a Single-Action Semi-Automatic pistol that takes 9mm Luger rounds. The Astra 600 was produced from approximately 1944-1945 by Francoist Spain for Nazi Germany during the later stage of WWII. Once France had been liberated by the Allies, Spain lost its ability to transfer goods to the Reich which left a surplus of model 600s sitting in storage. Some of these pistols were sold to Turkey, Portugal, Chile and Costa Rica but the bulk were resold to West Germany after WWII where they remained in service until the late 1960s. The dwindling stock which remained in the late 1960s were acquired by Interarms, an American gun company run by Samuel Cummings who had ties with the CIA, which brought them to the civilian market in the United States. This pistol does not have any Nazi markings or the designation 600/43 but it was produced in 1944. The pistol is mechanically sound and should prove an able companion. Good luck on your bid!