|Astra Model 900|
|Type||Semi-automatic pistol, Machine Pistol (Astra Model 904)|
|Place of origin||Kingdom of Spain|
|Used by||See Users|
Spanish Civil War
World War II
|Manufacturer||Astra-Unceta y Cia SA|
|No. built||35,076 (all versions)|
|Variants||900, 901, 902, 903, 904|
|Weight||1.275 kg (Astra 903)|
|Length||308 mm (Astra 903)|
|Barrel length||160 mm (Astra 903)|
|Height||150 mm (Astra 903)|
|Cartridge||7.63×25mm Mauser, 9mm Largo|
|Muzzle velocity||461.28 m/s (1,513.4 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||1,000 m (1,100 yd)|
|Feed system||10, 20 round box magazine|
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 7.63×25mm 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.
|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|
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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