Hi guys. New here.
I inherited an Astra Unceta & Cia. CUB or 2000 cal. .22 short.
What is important to me is to find out the year of manufacture.
Serial number is: 723xx with matching numbers in barrel and disconnector.
It shows signs of being refurbished or reblued in nickel white color. Originally it was blue before but worn out. It still shows a couple of pitting left that were covered by the nickel so sale price is not that important. I will not sell it anyway as it has sentimental value (given to me by my grandfather). The barrel is in excellent condition.
It is very accurate at 15 mts. for its small barrel: Head size target is hit always with no feeding/extraction failures at all. I thought it was designed for defense high velocity hollow point .22 shorts ONLY and that by using standard velocity silhouette .22 shorts it was not going to cycle correctly but, man I was wrong!!! It works fine with Elley Olympic silhouette standard velocity loads and this are very accurate ones.
In short. I was amazed by this little pistol and I am happy with it. If this Astra is going to be used in an emergency defense situation I will be better served with solid standard bullets than hollow points which, anyway, I doubt will expand at all at such low velocity given by .22 short and short barrel.
Thanks in advance if you are kind in finding out year of manufacture.