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Picked up a Star Model B from AIM

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by fingolfen, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    They had a flash about Spanish Star model B 9mm Pistols used by Bulgaria during WWII. They were Russian capture. Picked one up - will have to take a pic - paid for the handpick and the one I got looks nice as refinished by Ivan. Haven't had a chance to make it go "bang" yet.
     
  2. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you will. Have to post a photo or two that is.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Star made good quality firearms for the money.. too bad they closed down recently
     
  4. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I had one and liked it. There are 3 different styles of mags depending on the date of manufacture, and I could never find a spare factory mag for mine. There are aftermarket mags available, but I had heard bad things about them.

    If I had kept mine, I wanted to change the sights. The factory sights are hard to see, and they tend to shoot high.
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Now with picture:

    starb.jpg
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Does yours have the last three digits of the serial # on every piece? Have you checked your serial number on the various web site with Star history?

    I have a 1952 era Star model B and when I was sold it I was told it was from the 1936 contract with the German Army. Later investigation showed it wasn't. Mine has all the parts including the mag stamped with the last three from the serial #.

    I got 2 extra factory (also numbered) Mags and 2 10rd aftermarket mags which took a lot of work to get working just right.
     
  7. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Will have to double check - picked up this one from AIM...

    Edit - just checked - SN is in the range of the first block of pistols that went to Bulgaria in 1943...

    Bulgarian proofs all over the thing too along with Russian lineouts, but those could have been faked...