My most accurate "wundernine" is without a doubt my West German SIG Sauer P226...circa 1988
I’ve always liked these guns since the late 60s when I saw one used by the “hero” in the Italian western “The Mercenary” as a kid. the muzzle of my Remington Model 81 reminds me of this gun.The Astra 1921/400/600 series pistols are really cool, and I wanted to like them so bad...Until you shoot them. Trigger slap out of most, and recoil is really sharp for a 9mm. But they're just so cool looking and the craftsmanship/build quality is absolutely outstanding. I will say, my 600/43 was wicked accurate, just not pleasurable to shoot.
I found the 300/3000 series were the way to go. Its a much better design when you make it a .32/.380 pocket pistol. I have a 3000 with .32 & .380 top halves. In .32ACP its a really fun pistol to shoot.
10,500 Astra 600's got delivered. Same deal with the Star B, there was a shipment enroute in July,1944 that didn't make it (2000 pistols in Lot 20). Many of those became West German police (LPN etc) pistols later on. Legacy has an Astra 600 up today that was delivered (WaAD20) AND has an LBPN West German police marking. Don't see that too often.I love the story of how Astra sold the 600/43's to Germany twice. Nazi's pre-paid for like 50k of them, and after Astra had delivered about 1/4 of them, they lost the transit route to the Reich. So Astra never delivered the remaining pistols. Then after the war Germany needed police pistols, and wouldn't you know it; Astra had some pistols on hand, and were willing to make them a great deal. Too funny.
Jack Palance. One of my favorite actors. Even when he was in a movie wasn't that interesting he always was.I’ve always liked these guns since the late 60s when I saw one used by the “hero” in the Italian western “The Mercenary” as a kid. the muzzle of my Remington Model 81 reminds me of this gun.