Standard configuration, late production Astra M900 with 5.5 inch screw-in barrel and slip-in tangent rear sight graduated from 50-1000. Short extractor and two lug firing pin. Large ring hammer and full frame. Sideplate marked with three Chinese chacters that translate “Made in Spain” along with caliber, patent date 1928 and company location in Guernica, Spain. Full serial number on frame above grip. Right side marked with the automatic pistol proof on barrel, receiver, and right side of frame whose markings include the Eibar house proof and a year code “F” reflecting production in 1933. Serrated wood panels and lanyard ring. Major parts rust blued; most small parts fire blued; bolt, hammer, and small transverse bolts in the white. Disassembly shows all-matching components.
Beautiful Astra M900 Broomhandle, Chinese characters, all-matching, with vivid fireblue small parts and perfect bore.
Excellent with most wear confined to the right rail. Near perfect front and back straps. Top of rear sight and bolt stop with faint sharp edge wear. Grips in same condition with only a few very superficial handlings marks. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. A great Astra M900, one of the scarcer variations, this example with the Chinese characters as found on pistols in the 27000-27899 serial range.