In 99% mint new factory original condition, we have an extremely desirable and sought after Chinese Marked Astra Model 900 Pistol That is still with it’s factory original matching numbered shoulder stock/holster and leather harness. This pistol is part of a Chinese contract of 1,300 pistols and is marked with Chinese characters that translate to “Made in Spain“. These pistols were sold in Shanghai by the Astra-China Company Limited to Any Chinese Warlord who could pay.
Many pistols in this serial range were Seized by the Spanish Nationalist Government in 1937 prior to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Most of these seized pistols were not actually issued but were sold to Interarms in the early 1960’s. Although we have examined Chinese marked Pistols that were issued in both a Chinese and Japanese Army Officer context over the years the mint condition of this example would likely indicate it was one of the never issued pistols that came over to America through Interarms and one of only a handful that still had a matching stock. These Chinese Contract pistols are just as desirable as the Nazi purchased examples and one in this mint crisp condition & with a matching stock will be irresistible to many collectors as the penultimate Astra 900.