help with old astra 300

help with old astra 300

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    help with old astra 300

    i wasnt sure where this fit so here it is. i have an astra 300 that belonged to my grandfather. the history of the gun is scetchy and there arent any living relatives to verify how he came to posses this gun. it was given to me to after he passed 20 years ago. i am trying to determine the value of it. my research has found that it could have belonged to the german military (grandpa was in the war and was in europe). or it could have been part of the surplus that made its way to the u.s. for sale. i cant find anything to explain the markings on the gun or decode the serial number. i want to know what i have before i try and sell it as i dont want to misrepresent the gun and also dont want to get sell it for way less than its value. gun value guides list it anywhere from $150 to over $1000 depending on the markings. i am trying to find anyone that could explain some of this to me, or direct me to someone that knows.

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    Only one of your pics has a distinguishable mark and you
    didn't even mention the caliber.

    How about a lil more help?

    Here's a link anyway .. Pistols of the German Wehrmacht

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    it has "9m/m&.380" stamped on the barrel. .380 round fits and 9mm doesnt. it has a "P" with a circle around it in 2 places, an "X" in a box and "LL" stamped on it. astra stamped on the slide, grip and bottom of the magazine. the serial number in on the slide and frame match. it has some spanish markings on it as these guns were spanish made.

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    that link has provided more info than i could find in any book so far. thank you.

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    check your pm's

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    9mm kurtz = 9mm short = .380 ACP = 9X17 browning
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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