Beautiful Astra 3003, made in 1953, with full factory engraving, especially deep over slide, with relocated factory markings as typically done for the most highly embelished pistols. As per standard production guns, it was completed with a fixed front and rear sight, mid frame rotating safety, grip safety, and magazine safety. Triad of Eibar markings on left tang with “Y” reflecting 1953, the automatic pistol proof repeated on the left side of the slide and the exposed barrel hood underneath the caliber. Full serial number on right tang. This was one of the 3003 level pistols that was chromed rather than silver plated. Fitted with smooth pearlite grips and magazines, correspondingly plated, each marked with the word “ASTRA” at the top of the spine. Accompanied by correct chrome plated cleaning rod and custom form fitted presentation case.
Fabulous Astra 3003 deep factory engraved, chromed, circa 1953, nearly new in custom presentation case
99% original chrome finish over luxurious engraving, a few small spots of flaking only visible on careful inspection. Comparable condition grips. Magazines with minor insertional wear. Mirror bright bore with sharp rifling. Excellent carrying case as custom made for the pistol spare magazine and cleaning rod. A stunning ensemble sure to please the most advanced collector.