The 1968 Gun Control Act’s size limits set off a race was on among US Importers and suppliers to replace their best selling imported pocket revolvers. One casualty was the Astra Regent series of revolvers, originally Spanish. Firearms International, the original importer, merged with Eig Cutlery in Miami around 1970s to form FIE, ancestor to EAA, and set up shop producing frames supplied with Spanish parts. Here, from a New England collection, is one of those Florida Astra Regents. Frame marking reads FIE Guardian. From its G prefix 17000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 1971. Type is traditional double and single action revolver, hammer fired against floating firing pin, with internal transfer bar safety device that prevents the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is fully depressed. Construction is steel barrel, cylinder assembly, hammer, trigger, and internal parts mounted into an F.I.E. proprietary two piece frame assembly with alloy cylinder yoke. Steel parts are Spanish, supplied by Astra Unceta y Cia. of Guernica, Spain. Barrel is 2 1/8 inch one piece steel, six groove 1:16 right hand rifling. Sights are Phillips Screw on serrated blade alloy front, with frame integral fixed notch rear. Chambering is 7 rounds of .32 Smith & Wesson or .32 S&W Long caliber ammunition in a steel cylinder. Trigger is smooth faced .245 white steel, with matching serrated spur hammer. Grips are one piece hard polymer with checkered laterals, that attach to a stem type grip mount. Finish is blued steel and black anodized. Weight empty is 23 ounces with center of gravity at the rear cylinder face. Surface detractions on this specimen are moderate to extensive, principally edge wear to the frame and trigger guard, with about 20 percent surface pitting on the cylinder and barrel. We rate it as Good, 65 percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and single action pull measures in the 7 pound vicinity. Cylinder times correctly with hammer travel to spare in all seven positions on single and double action. Lateral play to the cylinder is minimal, 1-2 mm. Blast effect to the underside of the frame top strap directly above the barrel’s forcing cone is minimal, no cutting. We estimate this revolver has been fired fewer than 100 times, all with standard velocity ammunition. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. Serviceable .32 S&W Caliber revolvers are hard to find, and one never sees them in 7 shot. We’re offering the FIE Guardian in the photos for only $ 149.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, or any jurisdiction with a melt law that affects handguns.
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