Watch: Astra 902 Mauser Lookalikes
Russ Chastain 02.07.18
In this video, Ian of Forgotten Weapons looks at a couple examples of an old Astra 902 shoulder-mounted pistol, essentially a modified copy of a broomhandle Mauser pistol.
The only Astra I have ever dealt with was a tiny little 25 ACP Firecat, which seemed decent enough for a cheap Spanish belly gun. These 902s definitely look like a lot more fun.
Fun, yes, but useful out to the 1000-meter range on the graduated long-range rear sight? Not so much.
These and other similar guns were made to be sold to China, which in the late 1920s was strongly in the market for them.