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Astra model 200

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Jkcook34, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Jkcook34

    Jkcook34 New Member

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    I have a astra model 200 25auto it's has all the lookings of a early model with a serial starting 236,xxx also it has the "hope" on both slide and barrel my ? Is is ut worth anything and if there's a collector out there for it , it has a small stress crack on the slide where the slide would catch to stay open is it worth fixing? Any help would be helped thanks
  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

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    You should stop shooting it (for safety reasons) and find a replacement slide.

    Repairing such cracks by GTAW welding (aka TIG or Heli-arc) is rarely satisfactory, and will be more expensive than a used slide. I will not attempt such repairs for liability reasons and other reasons.

    There are several parts sellers that can be found on the internet. e-GunParts.com is one of the larger ones. Jack First, another; and Bobs Gun Shop in Royal, Arkansas, still another.
  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    Astra's are good guns but never high dollar and not really considered a collectible item. With a crack in the slide the gun is useless and all you have is a "parts" gun, the parts now are worth more than the gun. Sorry about that.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the crack size. 25 does not impart a whole bunch or recoil energy to the gun. If the crack is small, I'd stop-drill it, and go on with life.
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