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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  1:48:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to identify my weapon. It looks like all the constable and constable II's offered for sale here, but the grips have only one screw each in center of grips. the serial # range is 1077XXX. I believe the ejector is broken and I would like to locate new parts but I want to be sure before trying to order.

Thanks for any info you can provide.

The right side of slide has "THE GARCIA CORP. WASH,D.C." and the serial # under the slide ahead of the release for the slide.
The left side of the slide has the Astra round symbol with Astra written in center followed by "ASTRA UNCETA CIA-GUERNICA (SPAIN)" on the top line followed underneath by
"MOD. CONSTABLE cal. 9mm C. (.380)"

Under the grips on left side are three symbols, top one looks like an X inside of an outline of a can with something on top of it. The middle symbol looks like a round circle with flame on top and a P inside. bottom symbol is a R with a tiny circle near top (like a degrees symbol).
All symbols are about 1/8th to 3/16ths tall.

Thank you,


Edited by - mrfixit65 on 02/03/2008 10:23:45 PM

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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  2:04:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictures? Other markings?

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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  3:37:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd call M&M Gunsmithing, Alexandria, VA, 703-739-9890.

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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  6:59:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe the "R with a tiny circle near top" is the date of proof. In this case 1973. This would be a fairly early production piece. Constables were first made in the late 60's, according to my reference.

No telling if the early production ejectors differed from the later ones. Contact Numrich they might know if there's a difference?

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