Just today I was able to purchase a pistol I've sought many years; an Astra Constable in .22lr. I carried a Constable .380 back in the '70s and always liked it. I'm not sure exactly what the finish is on this one. They came blued or hard chromed but the chrome was very shiny. This one is a matte finish and I'm wondering if they made some of stainless steel. These are very similar to a Walther PP. Takedown is a bit different than a PP and there is an exterior slide catch. Can't wait to take her to the range. These are supposed to be solid guns. We'll see. If anyone has knowledge of these I'm all ears.