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Astra A75

Posted: May 22nd, 2017, 11:54 am
by Ketchman
Howdy all, just picked up an Astra A75 9mm over the weekend. Wanted one for 15+ years and finally got my hands on one. Needs a new sear, the double action sear cut is worn, single action is crisp and positive. New sear is ordered, EAA was the distributer and still sells parts. But I can't find information on how to detail strip it. Anyone out there know where I can find it?
Pictures to come.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 22nd, 2017, 2:25 pm
by Weasel640
I assume you have already seen these: http://stevespages.com/pdf/astra_a75.pdf and https://archive.org/details/gunmanual_Astra_A75

The parts list in the back should help. Otherwise from what I'm seeing, it should break down like a Sig.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 22nd, 2017, 3:56 pm
by Ketchman
Yeah I got those but thanks for posting them. So these are a Sig clone in more than just looks? I just want to be able to strip it down to the frame with out screwing it up.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 23rd, 2017, 12:23 pm
by Curly1
I looked around for a while and couldn't find anything either.

Why don't you post over on the Spanish Pistol board over on gunboards to see if any body has any experience in taking one all the way down.

http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdispla ... stol-Board

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 23rd, 2017, 2:45 pm
by Ketchman
Good idea Curly. This is exactly why I came here for answers.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 24th, 2017, 11:35 am
by Curly1
Ketch, the Moderator of the Spanish forum is "Bob from St Louis" , he may be able to help.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: May 24th, 2017, 12:24 pm
by Ketchman
Thanks Curly. I will keep you up on how it goes.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: June 18th, 2017, 11:52 am
by Ketchman
Update, new sear from EAA USA, who imported the Astra A75 and still has new / old stock of parts, if anybody else needs some. Cost- $20.00.
Sear installed with a couple of bad words and the problem was still there. Found out the right grip was binding on the trigger drawbar when gripped tightly. Minor dremel work to the inside of the grip and she works as advertised! Issue had probably been there all along as the factory original sear looked as perfect as the replacement. Shoots very very nice and carries perfectly, almost as nicely as my Star BM or Firestar. And found a supplier of original military issue mags, never issued as far as I can tell, for $10.00 each! This pistol has been one good find after another. Pictures to follow.
And no, OG17, I will NOT send it to you for "testing". Lol. :mrgreen:

Re: Astra A75

Posted: November 5th, 2017, 1:57 am
by Ketchman
Ok, was trolling my old posts and realized I had never posted pics of my new / old Astra A75. Well, here it is. I just finished making the grips for it, they are Cherry wood with a custom blended stain. I love the way this gun carry's and shoots. if you get the chance to own one, do not hesitate, you will not be sorry. Not real crazy about "shiny pistols" so I am looking to have this one coated with either Duracoat or Cerecoat, not sure which yet.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: November 5th, 2017, 4:10 pm
by Curly1
Another nice pair of grips!

Re: Astra A75

Posted: November 5th, 2017, 5:55 pm
by Ketchman
I just like wood grips on a pistol, adds character.

Re: Astra A75

Posted: November 5th, 2017, 10:45 pm
by OG17
Ketchman wrote:
June 18th, 2017, 11:52 am
And no, OG17, I will NOT send it to you for "testing". Lol. :mrgreen:
In that case I won't send you my BHP and PCR, so there. :P :mrgreen:
BTW, nice looking grips. I have a couple that Ketch made for my 1911s:
The ones on the Ruger are Spalted Maple and the ones on the RIA are Padauk. He does good work and cheap. :mrgreen:

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