Previous manufacturer located in Guernica, Spain. Astra was one of the oldest and most widely recognized trademarks in Spain, with a history dating back to 1908. Though arms were manufactured for many years by Unceta y Compania, S.A., located in Guernica, Spain, corporate reorganization resulted in renaming the same firm Astra-Guernica, S.A. (1995-1997), and Astra Sport Guerniquesa de Mecanizado Tratamiento y Montaje de Armas, S.A. (1997-1998).
Although Astra had hoped to acquire Star patents and relocate to a smaller facility, the efforts were not successful. Foreclosure sealed the factory doors in July, 1998. Inventory, including the "factory collection", was released for sale in 1999.

ASTRA Models

.25 ACP or .32 ACP cal., may have external or internal hammer.
9mm Largo cal., mfg. 1913-14. Ser. No. range 1-1,300.
9mm Largo cal., mfg. 1915-1919. Serial number range 1-13,625.
.25 ACP cal., 2 1/4 in. barrel, 6 shot, blue, plastic grips. Mfg. 1920-1968.
.32 ACP or .380 ACP cal., Nazi-proofed .380 ACP pistols, Ser. no. range 350,001-630,475 (blocks of ser. no. were omitted from this range),153,085 were mfg. 1923-1946.
9mm Largo cal., 9 shot, 6 in. barrel, blue, fixed sights, plastic grips. Mfg. 1921-1945.
close copy of the Astra Model 400, produced by the Spanish Republican forces during the later part of the Spanish Civil War, F. Ascaso marked (un-numbered) mags., salt blue, estimated production is approx. 8,000, has identifying logo on slide and grip panels, and base of magazine.
serial number range to approx. 15,000, has identifying logo on forward slide and grip panels.
9mm Para. cal., 8 shot, 5 1/4 in. barrel, blue, fixed sights, wood or plastic grips. Mfg. 1944-1945.
9mm Para. cal., similar to Model 600, except has exposed hammer. Mfg. 1958-65.
7.63mm cal., Broomhandle copy, parts non-interchangeable with Mauser C96. Mfg. from 1928-1936.
7.63mm Mauser cal., semi-auto, similar to Model 900 except 20 shot mag. Beware of fakes - usually created by welding up selective fire pistols.
NFA class III, transferrable only, 10 or 20 shot detachable mag., several variations.
.32 ACP or .380 ACP cal., 4 in. barrel, fixed sights, blue, plastic grips. Mfg. 1947-1956.
.32 ACP cal., semi-auto, extended frame to hold 12 shot mag.
.22 Short or .25 ACP cal., 2 1/4 in. barrel, fixed sights, blue, plastic grips, also chrome finish, mfg. 1954-1998, U.S. importation stopped by GCA 68. Astra also made 2000 Model 2000 Cubs for Colt known as the Jr. Model (see Colt section).
.22 Short cal. only, similar to Model 2000 Cub, with 4 in. barrel. Mfg. 1955-1960.
.22 LR (10 shot, disc. 1990), .32 ACP (8 shot, disc. 1984), or .380 ACP (7 shot) cal., double action, exposed hammer, 3 1/2 in. barrel, fixed sights, blue or chrome (disc.) finish, plastic grips. Imported 1965-1991.
.380 ACP cal. only, stainless version of the Constable. Mfg. 1986 only.
similar to Constable, except has 6 in. barrel, blue finish only, 35 oz. Mfg. 1986-87 only.
.380 ACP cal., double action, 3 1/2 in. barrel, 13 shot mag., ambidextrous safety, adj. rear sight, blue finish only. Imported 1986-91.
9mm Para. or .40 S&W cal., single action, 3 1/2 in. barrel, steel frame and slide, 7- (.40 S&W) or 8- (9mm Para.) shot mag., compact design, ambidextrous safety, 3-dot sights, matte blue or chrome (new 1993) finish, 25 3/4 oz. Imported 1991-1996.
stainless steel variation of the Model A-70. Mfg. 1994 only.
9mm Para., .40 S&W, or .45 ACP (new 1994) cal., action similar to Model A-70, except has selective double action with a decocking lever, steel or aluminum (9mm Para. only) frame. Imported 1993-1998.
choice of blue or chrome, steel frame or lightweight aluminum frame (23 1/2 oz.), 7 (.40 S&W) or 8 (9mm Para.) shot mag. Disc. 1998.
blue or chrome finish, 7 shot mag. Disc. 1998.
stainless steel variation of the Model A-75. Mfg. 1994 only.
9mm Para., .38 Super (disc.), or .45 ACP cal., double action, 15 shot mag. (9 for .45 ACP), 3 3/4 in. barrel. Imported 1982-1989.
9mm Para. or .45 ACP cal., 1986 designation for Model A-80 with updated slide mounted safety and pushbutton mag. release, 3 3/4 in. barrel, 14 shot mag. (9mm), or 8 shot (.45 ACP), blue only, approx. 48 oz. Imported 1986-90, replaced by Model A-100.
9mm Para., .40 S&W, or .45 ACP cal., replaced the Model A-90 in 1990, with similar specifications, blue or chrome finish, re-engineered 1993 incorporating increased mag. capacity, 10 (C/B 1994), 17*/9mm, 12*/.40 S&W, or 9 shot/.45 ACP, approx. 29 oz. Imported 1990-97.
.22 LR, .32 ACP, or .380 ACP cal., 4 in. barrel, fixed sights, blue, plastic grips, exposed hammer. Mfg. 1956-1986.
includes frame and 3 barrels (.22 LR, .32 ACP, and .380 ACP cals.), may have rust blue, salt blue, or chromed (rare) finish, less than 200 mfg.
similar to Model 4000, except lightly engraved.
similar to Model 4002, except deeply engraved.
.22 LR cal., 9 shot, .38 Spl., 5 shot, 4 or 6 in. barrel, adj. sights, blue, plastic grips. Mfg. 1960-68.
.357 Mag. cal., 6 shot, 3, 4, 6, or 8 1/2 in. barrel, adj. sights, blue, checkered wood grips. Mfg. 1972-88.
.41 Mag. (disc. 1985), .44 Mag., or .45 LC (disc. 1987) cal., 6 shot, 6 or 8 1/2 in. (.44 Mag. only) barrels. Mfg. 1980-87.
.44 Mag. cal. only, 6 in. barrel only, 2 1/2 lbs. Importation disc. 1993.
9mm Para. cal. with extra .357 Mag. cal. cylinder, 6 shot, 3 in. barrel, blue only, checkered walnut grips, 2 1/4 lbs. Imported 1986-1993.
.44 Mag. or .44 Spl. (disc.) cal., 6 shot, adj. rear sight, Pachmayr rubber grips, 2 3/4 in. shrouded barrel only. Inventories were depleted in 1989.