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    Got another Star

    I bought another Star today at my LGS. It is a Model B Super in 9mm Luger. It came with two mags and a cleaning rod in a cardboard box. This is my third one. My other two are a Model M Super in 9mm Largo and a BKS Starlight in 9mm Luger. I like unusual guns and rare guns. These have nice triggers and are somewhat like a 1911. Stars so far are relatively inexpensive. The Model M Super I got from Sarco and was listed as good condition. I paid extra for hand select. The finish has a lot of wear and the grips are worn with small dents. The two mags that came with it were rusty. I disassembled the mags and soaked them in Hoppe's. They cleaned up pretty good. When I went to shoot it, the extractor was bad. I had the extractor replaced but have not shot it since then. The BKS was a private sale. The Model B and BKS I have not shot yet.

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    Model B Super

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    Model M Super top left,
    Model B Super bottom left,
    BKS on right

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    Plastic case, extra mag,
    cleaning rod and manual
    came with BKS

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    Some folks shy away from them for some reason. I've always thought they made good weapons for the money. I have an older 40cal subcompact and it's a shooting fool. No jams, shoots every brand of ammo, and never failed in 20 yrs. Hope you enjoy your's and great score.
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    Nice little collection.
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    Nice! Iíve got a bks I need to find or make a slide stop for.
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    I had one of the 9mm Largo ones. It was much more worn than your's, but it still shot fine. I still have a BM and a PD. The BM is really one of the best values out there on the market. I can also see why the PD was so popular as a carry gun way back in the day when there weren't many compact choices.
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    So.Many.Star puns... Grrkkla;js;lkfasdf

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    Nice pistols.
    I was close to buying a couple of Star pistols over time but stopped short for some reason.
    Mainly because of several 1911's I have, I guess

    The Star pistols are interesting and seem to be good quality from what I read.
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    I have one, surprisingly accurate pistol with it's favorite 9x19 ammo, Geco 124gr.

    Nice collection..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexGuy View Post
    Some folks shy away from them for some reason. I've always thought they made good weapons for the money. I have an older 40cal subcompact and it's a shooting fool. No jams, shoots every brand of ammo, and never failed in 20 yrs. Hope you enjoy your's and great score.
    Spanish guns were very hit an miss. Their turn of the century copies of S&W revolvers were junk. Often made from soft metal. WW2 guns were actually pretty good. They you get into post war where quality was up and down like a roller coaster depending on the decade and company. I remember doing research on this quite a number of years ago when I bought my first Spanish gun, Star Model B. Essentially all these companies were located in Ebar and a huge cottage industry grew up around the main manufacturers. These smaller mom and pop companies often supplied the small parts and depending on their experience and quality of raw materials you would either get a good gun or a bad one. Then about a decade ago a bunch of Model B came in on the surplus market. They were all Bulgarian issued, Russian captured and many had problems due to the way the Russians had re arsenaled them.

    So overall the quality was always inconsistent. However there were some better models out there, like your Firestar, and of course towards the end they had some good stuff come out but it wasn't enough to save the companies. I believe Star was the last to fold around 1991

    BTW, my model B was an import and still a hot mess. Ended up trading it away

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexGuy View Post
    Some folks shy away from them for some reason. I've always thought they made good weapons for the money. I have an older 40cal subcompact and it's a shooting fool. No jams, shoots every brand of ammo, and never failed in 20 yrs. Hope you enjoy your's and great score.
    I am glad people shy away from them. Keeps the price down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Gauge View Post
    So.Many.Star puns... Grrkkla;js;lkfasdf

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    Let er rip tater chip. I don't care. Just as long as you don't sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Spanish guns were very hit an miss. Their turn of the century copies of S&W revolvers were junk. Often made from soft metal. WW2 guns were actually pretty good. They you get into post war where quality was up and down like a roller coaster depending on the decade and company. I remember doing research on this quite a number of years ago when I bought my first Spanish gun, Star Model B. Essentially all these companies were located in Ebar and a huge cottage industry grew up around the main manufacturers. These smaller mom and pop companies often supplied the small parts and depending on their experience and quality of raw materials you would either get a good gun or a bad one. Then about a decade ago a bunch of Model B came in on the surplus market. They were all Bulgarian issued, Russian captured and many had problems due to the way the Russians had re arsenaled them.

    So overall the quality was always inconsistent. However there were some better models out there, like your Firestar, and of course towards the end they had some good stuff come out but it wasn't enough to save the companies. I believe Star was the last to fold around 1991

    BTW, my model B was an import and still a hot mess. Ended up trading it away
    I would never buy a Spanish S&W copy. I think Star and Astra should be OK. Not sure about Llama. Someone brought the Llama name back.
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    Maybe someday I will pick up a Spanish Destroyer Carbine also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 43m1garand View Post
    I would never buy a Spanish S&W copy. I think Star and Astra should be OK. Not sure about Llama. Someone brought the Llama name back.
    Llama is dead, like like the rest although technically someone probably does own the name.

    I was talking about Spanish guns in general since they have varying degrees of good and bad throughout the 20th century
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    This is one of those pistols I never bought, but should have.
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