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eighteenninetytwo
12-29-2010, 7:18 PM
Anyone know anything about these at all. Guy says it's 9mm largo (what is that exactly??) Hammerless semi automatic pistol and appears to be spanish from the stampings.
Any advice appreciated.

Canucky
12-29-2010, 7:23 PM
Here is a start.
http://www.9mmlargo.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_mm_Largo

scootergmc
12-29-2010, 7:27 PM
I think you're talking about an Astra Modelo 400.

Within the link above is this: http://www.9mmlargo.com/400/index.htm

Rekrab
12-30-2010, 1:29 AM
I've been told the Astras are great guns, very sturday and robust. Personally I'd lean away from the odd-ball 9mm Largo and go with an Astra 600 in 9mm luger.

eighteenninetytwo
12-30-2010, 7:14 AM
AAhh there was an Astra in 9mm luger. That's what I'll look for then.

B Strong
12-30-2010, 7:26 AM
Anyone know anything about these at all. Guy says it's 9mm largo (what is that exactly??) Hammerless semi automatic pistol and appears to be spanish from the stampings.
Any advice appreciated.

Could be great, or a pig in a poke, depending.

Astra's don't have the best reputation for quality control, and although I've fired a few different examples (including a selective fire Broomhandle Mauser exterior clone) I've never owned one or had enough trigger time to give you a fully informed opinon.

The 9mm Largo is a very interesting cartridge to me, but as it's obsolete, finding suitable reloading components or factory rounds will be expensive.

Whatever you do, if you get a pistol or SMG chambered in Largo in your hands, don't try to run .38 Super or modern 9 x 23 through it...