Astra M900, made 1927 prior to alphabet code, with small ring hammer and single line address. SN: 1656. Cal: 7.63mm. Standard configuration Astra M900 with 5.5” barrel having fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Short extractor, two lug firing pin, and small ring hammer. Left side of sideplate with single line address “ASTRA” AUTOMATIC PISTOL CAL 7.63. full serial number on left frame over grip. Proofing triad on right frame with the letters “P.V.” that preceded the alphabet code that started in 1927. Early Eibar proofs on right side of barrel and barrel extension. Fitted with finely serrated full form grips. Lanyard ring present. Disassembly shows all matching serial numbers except for an unnumbered/unmarked follower. Condition: VG+ original rust blue with most wear on rails and thinning of straps as pictured. Extractor is wavy. Fire blued parts with fading and wear consistent with balance of pistol. A portion of the inner floorplate has been polished for a better fit. VG grips with oil staining and scattered nicks. No discernible cracks. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. An Astra M900 with early features, seldom encountered. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!