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2014
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*ELABORATE FACTORY ENGRAVED AND SILVER PLATED ASTRA MODEL 300 SHIPPED TO CONDOR LEGION 1937 – 1939.

SN 525085. cal. .380. 3-7/8″ bbl. Exhibition factory engraved in tight scrolls in foliate arabesque with factory silver plate overall. Slide shroud predominately marked Astra inside their commercial monogram. Traditional Spanish proof marks found at left rear of frame and mounted with a pair of commercial Astra monogrammed faux mother-of-pearl grips. Marked under grips (Astra) on bottom right side of frame. Both silver plated mags are marked with the Astra logo on bottom of pull tab. Gun and spare mag are housed in a period German manufactured white stitched brown leather holster with makers mark being indiscernible. This firearm has been identified by SN 585085 as having been shipped to the German Condor Legion procurement, this pistols were randomly taken from standard production and no large block orders are noted. This information is documented on p. 57 by Dr. Leonardo Antaris in the first edition of his book Astra Automatic Pistols. CONDITION: Extremely fine with most all finish remaining with silver plating having attained a very pleasant patina. With no distress or finish loss evident. Astra monogrammed grips are very fine with exception of right grip panel that has a very old but repaired crack emanating from screw hole horizontally forward to muzzle. Spare mag is equally as fine, however, has tarnished considerably more, and probably from the tannic acid of the holster. Holster is excellent with strong white stitching and supple leather, rear flap has loose stitching with no evidence of repair. 52700-36 TDW (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 2014

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