Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 655: Chinese Contract Astra Model 900 Broomhandle Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Chinese Contract Astra Model 900 Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Chinese Contract Astra Model 900 Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Astra
Model: 900
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser auto
Barrel: 5 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Item Views: 452
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 383
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured from 1927 to 1941. Blade front and 1,000 meter tangent rear sights, with the "P in shell" proof on the right side of the barrel, chamber and frame, and the three line Astra address and patent date on the side plate over a set of Chinese markings. A large ring hammer is present, with niter blue safety and trigger, and a set of matching numbered 12-groove grips.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% plus original blue finish, showing some edge wear, handling marks and light spotting overall. Heavier oxidization is present on and around the grip frame, obscuring the proof markings on the right side, along with a few other scattered patches. The grips are fine, with some scattered handling and storage marks, residue in the right grooves, and attractive color. Mechanically very good.

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