Manufactured by Unceta Y Cia, Eibar, Spain - Semi-automatic pistol with exposed hammer action. Blowback-operated. 6-shot magazine feed. Fixed sights. Blued finish with plastic grips. 6-groove rifling; left hand twist. Weapon weighs approximately 12.5 oz. External hammer version of Model 200. Complete with detachable 6-round detachable box magazine. Fires .22 short only. One of the better designed and built pocket autos and in a much more practical caliber than the usual 6.35mm. U.S. importation discontinued in 1968.
Astra Unceta y Cía was a Spanish weapons manufacturer founded on July 17, 1908 under the name of Esperanza y Unceta by Juan Esperanza and Pedro Unceta. First located in the city of Eibar, the stronghold of the Basque arms industry, the company moved in 1913 to Guernica. In the year 2008, 100 years after the foundation of Esperanza y Unceta (Astra Unceta y Cía), a Swiss firearms manufacturing company, founded by the Italian entrepreneur Massimo Garbarino and located in the city of Sion, has adopted the name Astra Arms S.A. and took over the rights on the Astra trademark.
Caliber: .22 Short
Action Type: Semi Auto Pistol
Overall Length: 4 1/4 inches
Barrel Length: 2 1/4 inches
Weight: 12.5 oz.
Markings: "Astra-Unceta y Cia S.A. - Guernica/Cal. 22" Short - Made In Spain" is stamped on the left side of the slide; the serial number is stamped on the right side of the frame, and on the right upper rear right side of the slide. The grips are stamped "Astra" and "Cub" on each panel.
Sights: The gun is mounted with a small front blade, with a fixed notch rear sight.