Most collectors recognize the Astra 300 by its unique tubular shape and finely checkered hardwood grips. Many thousands were “bring backs” by returning U.S. servicemen from WWII.
Designed by Georg Luger, the Luger pistol is without a doubt, one of the most recognizable handguns worldwide. There were over 3.5 million made with the major manufacturers being DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken), Erfurt, and Mauser. Most all were made from pre-WWI through 1942, with less than 25,000 made after WWII.