Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Astra Model 304 BB

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Astra Model 304 BB

Date

1935

Object Number

XII.5949

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Sussex Police, no.51.

Physical Description

Inlaid and engraved all over in gold damascene with running foliate scroll and has steel inner cylinder, triggerand magazine, and has two Salesman sample stockplates, each bearing the Astra logo. The right grip plate also has a label marked UNCETA Y CIA GUERICA [ESPANA]. On the left side there is a lanyard ring below the grip plate at the rear of the grip, and a breech safety to the left above the same plate. At the rear is a fixed U-notch sight, at the muzzle a fixed half-circle sight. A decorated ejector is fitted

Dimensions

BarrelLength101mm
OverallLength158mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 517333

Calibre

9 mm (.380 in)

Associations

Notes

This was probably a salesman sample pistol