Astra Model 400 9mm Largo
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Category: Astra Pistols - 9mm Pistols
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Company: Lightning Arms
Member Since: 3/19/18
First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Podsiadlo
Country: United States
Phone: (602) 316-4451
Number of Active Listings: 5
Total Number of Listings: 12
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: USPS Money Order, Certified Check, Paypal
The Astra modelo 400 was a Spanish service pistol produced by weapons manufacturer Astra-Unceta y Cia SA. as a replacement for the Campo-Giro 1913/1916, which had also been chambered in 9mm Largo. It was the standard issue sidearm in the Spanish Army during the Spanish Civil War and also saw service in Germany during World War II.
The Spanish War Ministry of King Alfonso XIII began tests in 1919 to replace the Campo Giro pistol as the standard military sidearm.The 9mm Largo Astra modelo 400, patented by Pedro Careaga, was selected for the Spanish Army in August 1921, and was also adopted by other Spanish Armed forces. Astra pistols were supplied to Republican Spain and to the Basque government which controlled the plant until the Bombing of Guernica in April, 1937. Astra pistols were subsequently produced for Nationalist troops, while Republican forces made approximately 22,000 copies of the pistol in Terrassa (marked F. Ascaso) and Valencia (marked RE for Republica Española). Astra production after the civil war was for Nationalist troops except serial numbers 92851 to 98850 for Nazi Germany. Astra continued private production until 1950 even though in 1946 the Spanish military adopted the Star Model A as the standard sidearm. Spanish military inventories were sold to civilian wholesalers between 1956 and 1965. A total of around 106,175 pistols were produced.
In this listing we have a very nice Astra Model 400 (Type II) 9mm Largo in very good condition. All original. Original wood grips in very good condition. We would rate the finish at around 85%, with some light handling marks. Mechanics seem to be in working order and has a nice crisp trigger.
Terms & Conditions:
We are a licensed FFL in Arizona. Please allow up to 3 days from receipt of payment for shipping and processing. All shipments include insurance. Please make sure you are aware of your states gun laws before . All guns have not been test fired by us, but we only sell guns we believe are in good working order (unless otherwise specified). We do ship to California. C&R FFL's are accepted where the law permits (Firearm is 50+ years old, or on the list) Arizona residents must pay sales tax (9.2%). Our preferred methods of payment are: Credit Card (2.9% + .30¢ fee), USPS money order, or certified check. All guns are sold as is, no returns will be accepted.
Please call Daniel for any info: (602)316-4451
Model: Model 400
Serial Number: 75729
Caliber Info: 9mm Largo