Astra A70 Value???


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The Last Confederate
August 14, 2004, 03:32 PM
Saw a nice used (but good condition) Astra A70 in .40 today with a 3.5" barrel for 249.99. Now the guy said he priced that gun cheap because parts are impossible to get anymore for it. Now, I am not familar with this gun, and it could be crap. Does anyone here know anything about this gun? Any info on it would be greatly appreciated as to worth and value of it, and if I can get spare parts. Thank you.

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The Last Confederate
August 14, 2004, 04:36 PM
Don't have much time remaining.

wally
August 14, 2004, 05:51 PM
Not familiar with the A70 exactly, but if its the Astra models that operate like a SIG they are decent guns. My friend had one in 9mm that shot great until the front sight fell off. I've one in 45ACP shoots pretty good but I don't like the SA/DA operations so I don't shoot it much. My rear sight came loose first time out, a little loc-tite after repositioning seems to have done the trick.

As to parts, a quick check of: http://www.e-gunparts.com/dept.asp should tell you if its likely to be a problem or not.

--wally.

rbernie
August 14, 2004, 06:08 PM
I had one, and liked it. Parts are available on a limited based via EAA in Florida. I shot about 2500 rounds thru mine with no malfunctions, until the firing pin broke. Getting a correct new one out of EAA was a bit of a mess, but in the end it all worked out.

It's a decent pistol, altho I don't think that $250 is a screaming good deal - that seems to be about average around here (DFW). If you're interested in a compact single-stack single-action 9mm that can be carried cocked-n-locked - this is a worthwhile pistol to investigate.

tarrigoni
August 14, 2004, 09:40 PM
I had a stainless one in 9mm. It was great. I still rue the day I sold it.

That being said, I think $249.99 may be a little high. I got mine for $185 and that was only a couple years ago.

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