Model: Constable (Like PPK)
Serial Number: 1303496
Year of Manufacture: Recent
Caliber: .380 (9mm kurz)
Action Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
Markings: "Astra Unceta CIA-Guernica (Spain) / Mod. Constable" is stamped on the left side of the slide; "Interarms /Alexandria Virginia" is stamped on the right side of the slide. "9mm C. (.380)" is stamped on the right side of the chamber. Astra maker's mark on the left side of the slide forward of the address. The serial number is on the right frame.
Barrel Length: 3.5 inches
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade front and drift-windage adjustable rear sight, set in a dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are checkered wood grips with minor handling marks only.
Type of Finish: Bright chrome finish with considerable hand and factory engraving on the frame, slide, and front strap.
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The rifling is clean and sharp. There no evidence of erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very minor handling only and some beginning flaking and age spotting in the slide serrations. The Screw heads are clean and sharp. The markings are distinct and clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action operates smoothly and correctly, as designed.
Box & Accessories: The auction includes the factory box, manual, and one magazine. The box indicates the correct serial number and the fact it is factory chrome and factory engraved.
Our Assessment: This is a nice, compact pistol, in nearly unblemished condition. The design is based on the Walther P series, a durable and time tested design. This particular example of a well-designed, durable and dependable compact pistol in .380 has several desirable features; the Walther inspired hammer-drop safety, trigger guard mounted magazine release, and the chrome finish should make this a trouble-free companion.
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