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Astra Inox .38spl, 5 shot, snubby, ss

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Mokwepa, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Mokwepa

    Mokwepa Well-Known Member

    Can anyone of you help me with info on my 38spl. I know astra is made in spain and that they are OK weapons. Ive been told that my snubby is a copy of a S&W. Which one though and will grips for the S&W fit my astra?

    Any site that have info on my weapon would be appreciated--i have looked but cannot find any.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I know very little about them. Very few apparently were sold here and then Astra went belly up.

    Astra went out of business after Augusto Unceta-Barrenechea, the last successful manager and owner of Astra, was killed by ETA in 1977. After Astra went out of business, it was merged with STAR. Then Star went out of business.
    Astra went out of business at the same time as STAR.

    I seriously doubt S&W grips will fit them at all.

  3. Mokwepa

    Mokwepa Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Who or what was ETA?
  4. Nathanael_Greene

    Nathanael_Greene Well-Known Member

    ETA is a Basque separatist party, known for their terrorist bombings.
  5. Rex B

    Rex B Well-Known Member


    Astra mostly made autoloaders, but both those and the revolvers were fine guns.
    Go to Brownells website to the WebBench articles. there is a recent writeup on a tuneup of an Astra revolver, with a lot of great info on them.

    But of course I can't find it right now.

    There is this though. I think it's the same author:


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