Beautiful Astra M900 Broomhandle, all-matching and nearly new with perfect bore, Astra stock and Chinese carrier.
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. Complete with Astra stock, either for a M903 or F, SN removed from lid, partially exposed on lug plunger that was not removed. Leather Chinese carrier with D-rings for shoulder strap.
Excellent+ with minimal sharp edge wear and retaining virtually all the original fire blue on the small parts. Near perfect front and back straps. Grips in same condition. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. VG Astra stock with original SN having been removed from lid as previously noted. Comparable condition carrier with broken strap. 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 with Astra stock and Chinese carrier.