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I found this Astra 300 pistol in 7.65mm caliber last week. The date code is N and according to Astra chart in Jan Still's German WW2 pistol book the serial number indicates it was shipped to them on 24 Feb 1944.
 

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Looks like a fine example. Congratulations on a nice acquisition!

Tim
 

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Thanks Tim. Astra 300's don't show up too often around here so it was a surprising find. It pays to stop by the gunshops on a regular basis as you never know what will come in.
 

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very nice, thanks for posting the pic,s. don,t see many 300,s around here either.
this one i found at a local show a few weeks ago. it is the RARE stripped blue variation that was probaly offered by BUBBA firearms corp.
 

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I do not need to know specifically what these two pistols went for, but I certainly would appreciate knowing approximately how much one might expect to pay for an Astra 300 in comparable condition.

Hopefully, it is something in my price range and, if so, I will have to keep my eye out for one.

Tim
 

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Tim,

Probably somewhere around $250 - $300 would be reasonable for a nice original one. Being a German WW2 purchased one might effect it's value a bit. Having the serial number info available from the factory on the Astras is a great help tracking them down.
 

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hrman,
Your Astra was delivered to the Germans on April 1, 1944. The original finish was rust blue has yours been refinished or turned to a patina?
 

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Price on the Nazi delivered Astra 300s is going to be all over the place, dependent upon market and region. They can run $250 to $700 from what I have seen.

What is amazing is that it is harder to find an earlier commercial Model 300, and they are actually a bit more rare, but folks have this big "Nazi" premium thing, and will sell these much cheaper.
 

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not real sure what happened to it. i posted the pic,s on the old board and a few thought that some one had used a very strong cleaner of some type. there is no rust or pits and also no blueing.
 

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Very nice pistol indeed. I definitely have to track down an Astra 300 or perhaps some M1916 Spanish pistols for my collection. I too would like to acquire one pistol in .380 ACP and another in .32 ACP.

Tim
 

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hrman,
That's a nice set of Astra 300's you have. Hopefully I'll run across one of the .380 caliber ones too. I'm hoping to find a correct spare magazine for my 7.65mm Astra.

Bob,
I wasn't aware that this one was a German purchased pistol until I looked it up in my books. I had thought that they would have all been stamped with a Waffenamt acceptance mark.
 

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If I understand correctly, it also was not considered necessary to inspect the Spanish made arms as there quality generally met the Werhmacht's military specifications. This may also be a reason why they lacked German acceptance marks.

Tim
 

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Dang that looks nice!!

Congrats on the find and thanks for posting.
 

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I soooooooooo want one.

Would love to know where people are finding them in the $200 range so I can either get one myself or send them an FFL and check.
 
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