Astra model 2003 - CUB engraved

Astra semi-automatic pistol, caliber 6.35 mm (25 ACP), model 2003, engraved. Made in 1957.

Country of origin


Part type

Semiautomatic pistol


Astra, Unceta y Compañía

Place of fabrication

Gernika-Lumo, Bizkaia


Astra Mod.2003-CUB”; engraved

Serial number



6’35 mm (25 ACP) (Central percussion).

Shooting system


Simple action.

Operating system

Fixed barrel and closure by mass inertia.

Loading system

Single-row 6-shot magazines.

Type of safety system

Flipper safety, which locks the trigger.

Charger safety.

Length of barrel

57 mm

Total length

112 mm

Weight, unloaded

360 g

Type of scales

White mother-of-pearl scales, held by a screw.




The Astra Mod.2000-CUB semi-automatic pistol is the renewed version of the Astra Mod. 200, caliber 6.35 mm – 25 ACP, which had been in production since 1920.

The first units of Mod. 2000-CUB were manufactured in 1954, in caliber 22 short, and later in 1956 in caliber 6.35 mm – 25 ACP.

The changes with respect to its predecessor consisted of an external percussive hammer, a magazine safety and the position of the magazine access button located on the left grip.

The luxury model that is the object of this file, finely worked with a burin and with mother-of-pearl scales, was manufactured in 1957, (C1).

Most of these pieces were produced to order and, depending on the quality of the artistic work carried out on them, they received different codes.

Thus, the 2001 had a chrome finish; 2002, etched and silvered; 2002-CR, chiseled and chromed; 2003 deep chiselled and finally in 2004, damascened finish.