digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Astra Model 900
Pistol Astra Model 900.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol, Machine Pistol (Astra Model 904)
Place of origin Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Kingdom of Spain
Service history
Used by See Users
Wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Astra-Unceta y Cia SA
Number built 35,076 (all versions)
Variants 900, 901, 902, 903, 904
Weight 1.275 kg (Astra 903)
Length 308 mm (Astra 903)
Barrel length 160 mm (Astra 903)
Height 150 mm (Astra 903)

Cartridge 7.63x25mm Mauser, 9mm Largo
Caliber 7.63mm, 9mm
Muzzle velocity 461.28 m/s (1,513.4 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 1,000 m (1,100 yd)
Feed system 10, 20 round box magazine
Sights Iron

The Astra Model 900 is one of many Spanish copies of the German Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol. It shares the same caliber, magazine capacity, and holster type and is generally very similar to the German handgun.

Machine-Pistol Variants[edit]

The Basque-manufactured Astra-Unceta y Cia SA Astra 901 is a compact machine pistol, with a magazine capacity of 10 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridges, which is a considerably smaller capacity than is standard for a machine pistol. The next model, the Astra 902, was provided with a fixed magazine of 20 cartridges and a lengthened barrel, and Astra 903 had a removable magazine instead of the usual fixed one. Astra later added a mechanism to slow the rate of fire and make the gun more manageable (to an extent) when being fired on full-auto or burst modes, calling this the Model 904. The Model 904 is comparable to the German Mauser M712 'Schnellfeuer' Broomhandle pistols, having a detachable magazine, automatic fire capabilities, and general appearance.

The Astra Model 904 was produced in a 9 mm Largo variant, the Astra Model 904E, which was identical to the Model 904 in all other respects.

Production and Distribution[edit]

An Astra 903 machine-pistol.
  • Astra 900: 21,000 weapons from 1927 to 1941 for China, Latin America, Spanish Republicans, and the Wehrmacht (1,050 delivered in 1943).
  • Astra 901: 1,655 weapons in 1928, destined mainly for China.
  • Astra 902: 7,075 weapons in 1928 to 1933. Some delivered to China, others delivered to the Wehrmacht in 1943.
  • Astra HOPE: 500 weapons made in 1929.
  • Astra 903: 3,082 weapons in 1932 to 1934. Same users as the 902.
  • Astra 904: 90+ weapons in 1934.
  • Astra F: 1,126 weapons in 1936. Issued to the Guardia Civil during Spanish Civil War.
  • Astra E: 548 weapons assembled between 1949, 1951 and 1961 from stored parts. Reserved for export to Egypt, India, Iraq and Pakistan.
  • 8 x Astra 900, 12 x Astra 902, and 9 x Astra 400, all richly engraved, were presented to Joseph Stalin during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
Model data
Model Astra 900 Astra 901 Astra 902 Astra 903 Astra 904 Astra F Astra E
Length 29 cm 29 cm 33 cm 31 cm 31 cm 31 cm 31 cm
Length (Stock attached) 64 cm 64 cm 72 cm 68 cm 68 cm 68 cm 68 cm
Barrel 14 cm 14 cm 18 cm 16 cm 16 cm 16 cm 16 cm
Weight (loaded) 1.26 kg 1.26 kg 1.53 kg 1.45 kg 1.45 kg 1.45 kg 1.45 kg
Caliber 7.63 Mauser 7.63 Mauser 7.63 Mauser 7.63 Mauser 7.63 Mauser 9 mm Largo 7.63 Mauser
Magazine (Mag)
or Charger (Clip)
10 rounds (Clip) 10 rounds (Clip) 20 rounds (Clip) 10-20 rounds (Mag) 10-20 rounds (Mag) 10-20 rounds (Mag) 10-20 rounds (Mag)



  • Luc GUILLOU & PHILIPPE GOURIO, The Astra Guns, Pardès Editions, 1991

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astra_Model_900 — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
6215 videos foundNext > 


Shooting the Astra 902 Machine Pistol

Ed trains people how to shoot the Astra Model 902 Machine Pistol. Militaria for sale at: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/main.sc Join the Company of Military Historians! http://www.military...

Astra Pistol Mod. F Rate-of-fire retarder

This is the system, built into the grip of the Astra model "F" selective fire pistol, that made it possible to bring the original fire rate of +-900 rpm to about 350 rpm. Note that the system...

Astra Model 600 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol Overview - Texas Gun Blog



Navi 900 OPEL funcionamiento por voz.

Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo Sedan Start&Stop Cosmo Navi 900 PDC 18"Velgen

47-ZBP-9 15.345 km Prijs: € 24.880 Merk: Opel Model: Astra Type: 1.4 Turbo Sedan Start&Stop Cosmo Navi 900 PDC 18"Velgen Carrosserievorm: Sedan (4 drs) Bouwjaar:...

Opel Astra OPC. Modelo 2012. Órdenes vocales. Navi 900

Información Km77: http://www.km77.com/00/opel/astra/opc/2012/opel-astra-opc-precios.asp.


Изменённая, анимированная заставка для navi 600 - 900 Более подробная информация на форуме http://forum.opel-club.ru/index.php?show...

Early Automatic Pistols

A general look at a couple of early automatic pistol designs, and what they have in common. We have a Bergmann-Bayard M1910/21, a C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser, and an Astra M900.

Переустановка ПО, Navi 600 в Navi 900 для Opel Astra J

Скачать прошивку можно здесь: https://yadi.sk/d/jwydM9TYg874A Скачать образ для восстановления можно здесь: https://yadi.sk/d/o93Ipp...

6215 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Astra Model 900" right now.


Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight