Extraordinary condition Astra M600 near new in original shipping box with spare magazine, cleaning rod and instruction booklet. Standard configuration M600 with fixed front and rear sights. Usual four line address on top of slide. Left side of frame with safety markings, importer inscribed “Made in Spain” and triad of Eibar proofs reflecting production in 1945, the automatic pistol proof repeated on the left side of the slide and exposed chamber. Full serial number on right side of the slide, right side of the tang, with last 3 digits under the matching barrel. Checkered wood grips. Correct Astra E/U logo marked on magazines. Major components rust blued. Fire blued extractor, pins, grip screws, and lanyard ring. Blued steel cleaning rod. Multicolor instruction manual. Tan picture box with matching serial number end label. One of about 3500 pistols exporter right after WWII for commercial and limited military/police sales. Identical features to gun pictured in “Astra Automatic Pistols” by Antaris, p114.
Astra, 600, Commercial, Boxed, Accessories.
The pistol is virtually new with negligible thinning on domes of grip screws. Super crisp, virtually unhandled grips. Magazines with minimal insertional wear. Well marked shipping box with corner/base separations and taped repairs. Nearly impossible to find in this top collector condition, far rarer than the Nazi contract pistols. A FANTASTIC FIND!