Astra M900 vs Mauser Broomhandle

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by cointoss2, Mar 4, 2003.

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    Bob In St Louis
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    I have made preliminary observations and comparisons. It looks like the Spanish engineers faithfully followed the German engineer blueprints, with only subtle differences. I have yet to get into detailed disassembly and internal comparisons. Not enough durn time in the day!
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    Xracer
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    I've heard that the internals of the Astra were simplified for easier manufacture, but I don't know for sure.

    I'll tell ya one thing though, that Mauser is one complex SOB....a lot of precision machined parts that fit exactly with each other....no screws, nuts, or bolts (except to hold the handles on). Must be hundreds of hours of machining in that baby.