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Any Mauser C96/Astra 900 experts around?
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:30:33 PM »
I've been fascinated in the C96 for some time now.  But I've never had the cash on hand to pick one up.  Recently I stumped across an auction for an incomplete Astra 900.  Which is a Spanish made copy of the original Mauser C96.  Given some talks I've had with some friends I got the impression that I could use C96 parts to restore.  But now it's starting to look like this may not be the case.  Really I should have seen THAT coming, as I have a somewhat rare model of Llama .45 (IX-D) that has a similar problem.  You just can't use all the standard 1911 parts to work on those.

So I'm wondering it anyone knows if I can use ANY C96 parts to restore this Astra 900?  I do realize that these weapons are before the time of really precise tolerances.  So I'd be looking at gobs if fitting on... well probably ALL the parts.

Any thoughts?

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    Re: Any Mauser C96/Astra 900 experts around?
    « Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 04:09:55 PM »
    I have a C-96. But have never tried replacing any parts with Astra's. Everything I've used is from Numich and fits without any work. Good luck, hope you get a chance to shoot it.   :coffee
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    Re: Any Mauser C96/Astra 900 experts around?
    « Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 12:38:16 AM »
    Well I've managed to answer my owner question with my own research.  Looks like I have an old Astra 900.  And it also looks like I'll not be able to use parts off a C96 to restore her.  At least nothing from the bottom end of the gun.

    I'm still doing research so if I find anything else out I'll make sure to post.  Maybe I'll post a 'want to buy' post to see if anyone has an old worn out one of these pistols.  Then maybe I could make a detailed set of photos for comparison.

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