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Astra Model 900

Semi-automatic pistol, Machine Pistol (Astra Model 904)
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Spanish Civil War+
World War II+
Astra-Unceta y Cia SA+
35,076 (all versions)
900, 901, 902, 903, 904
1.275 kg (Astra 903)
150 mm (Astra 903)
308 mm (Astra 903)
160 mm (Astra 903)
7.63x25mm Mauser+, 9mm Largo+
7.63mm, 9mm


10, 20 round box magazine
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The '''Astra Model 900''' is one of many Spanish copies of the German Mauser C96+ semi-automatic pistol. It shares the same caliber, magazine capacity, and holster type and is generally very similar to the German handgun.


The Basque+-manufactured Astra-Unceta y Cia SA+ Astra 901 is a compact machine pistol+, with a magazine capacity of 10 7.63x25mm Mauser+ cartridges, which is a considerably smaller capacity than is standard for a machine pistol. The next model, the Astra 902, was provided with a fixed magazine of 20 cartridges and a lengthened barrel, and Astra 903 had a removable magazine instead of the usual fixed one. Astra later added a mechanism to slow the rate of fire and make the gun more manageable (to an extent) when being fired on full-auto+ or burst modes+, calling this the Model 904. The Model 904 is comparable to the German Mauser M712 'Schnellfeuer'+ Broomhandle pistols, having a detachable magazine, automatic fire capabilities, and general appearance.

The Astra Model 904 was produced in a 9 mm Largo+ variant, the Astra Model 904E, which was identical to the Model 904 in all other respects.

* Astra 900: 21,000 weapons from 1927 to 1941 for China, Latin America+, Spanish Republicans+, and the Wehrmacht+ (1,050 delivered in 1943).
* Astra 901: 1,655 weapons in 1928, destined mainly for China.
* Astra 902: 7,075 weapons in 1928 to 1933. Some delivered to China, others delivered to the Wehrmacht+ in 1943.
* Astra HOPE: 500 weapons made in 1929.
* Astra 903: 3,082 weapons in 1932 to 1934. Same users as the 902.
* Astra 904: 90+ weapons in 1934.
* Astra F: 1,126 weapons in 1936. Issued to the Guardia Civil+ during Spanish Civil War+.
* Astra E: 548 weapons assembled between 1949, 1951 and 1961 from stored parts. Reserved for export to Egypt, India, Iraq and Pakistan.
* 8 x Astra 900, 12 x Astra 902, and 9 x Astra 400, all richly engraved, were presented to Joseph Stalin+ during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.


|+Model data

! Model
! Astra 900
! Astra 901
! Astra 902
! Astra 903
! Astra 904
! Astra F
! Astra E

! Length
| 29 cm
| 29 cm
| 33 cm
| 31 cm
| 31 cm
| 31 cm
| 31 cm

! Length (Stock attached)
| 64 cm
| 64 cm
| 72 cm
| 68 cm
| 68 cm
| 68 cm
| 68 cm

! Barrel
| 14 cm
| 14 cm
| 18 cm
| 16 cm
| 16 cm
| 16 cm
| 16 cm

! Weight (loaded)
| 1.26 kg
| 1.26 kg
| 1.53 kg
| 1.45 kg
| 1.45 kg
| 1.45 kg
| 1.45 kg

! Caliber
| 7.63 Mauser
| 7.63 Mauser
| 7.63 Mauser
| 7.63 Mauser
| 7.63 Mauser
| 9 mm Largo
| 7.63 Mauser

!Magazine (Mag)
or Charger (Clip)
|10 rounds (Clip)
|10 rounds (Clip)
|20 rounds (Clip)
|10-20 rounds (Mag)
|10-20 rounds (Mag)
|10-20 rounds (Mag)
|10-20 rounds (Mag)
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* Luc GUILLOU and PHILIPPE GOURIO, ''The Astra Guns'', Pard├Ęs Editions, 1991

*Bergmann-Bayard model 1910+
*Mauser C96+

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Astra Model 900+ The Astra Model 900 is one of many Spanish copies of the German Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol. It shares the same caliber, magazine capacity, and holster type and is generally very similar to the German handgun.