Astra 600

Astra 600

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Type Semi-Automatic Pistol
Place of origin Spain
Service history
In service 1943-1945
Used by Nazi Germany- Bundeswehr (Army)

West Germany- Police
Wars WWII
Production history
Manufacturer Astra-Unceta y Cia SA
Produced 1943-1950's
Number built Approx. 60,000
Variants Model 400
Specifications
Weight 2.4lbs (1080g)
Length 8.07" (205mm)
Barrel length Barrel: 5.31" (135mm)
Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum, Luger
Action Blowback Operated , Single-Action
Feed system 8-Round Box Magazine
Sights Fixed Iron

History

The Astra 600 was a shortened version of the Astra 400 in 9x19mm Parabellum. The gun was made in Spain for the Nazis during World War II, and about 60,000 pistols were made, although only the first 10,500 were delivered before the end of the war. The gun was rugged and of high quality and accuracy, but the blowback operation of the gun gave a snappy, distinct recoil, despite the heavy weight. Because of its ruggedness and weight, it was in some countries nicknamed "the pipewrench."

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4 years 49 weeks ago, 2:06 PM

mehranbiz

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Good gun

Good gun 5.31" (135mm) barrel lenth is an ideal gun for shooting range,Only the magazine capacity is low

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 2:01 AM

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Good gun

As your post says, Snake, the 600 was rugged & of high quality. I always liked Astra guns. Even in their first days, when they were making the "Ruby" 7.65 mm (.32 ACP) guns, theirs were of the highest quality. The Constable was a great mid sized semiauto. Their A-70 was an excellent small single action 9 mm.

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