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WTB OR Spanish Pistols: Star/Eibar/Ruby/Astra/etc.

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by NWGN, May 8, 2014.

  1. NWGN

    NWGN Portland Area Member

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    I'm Basque, and like any self-respecting Basco I'm fanatical about my heritage. I recently came across a Star BM and would like to add to the collection. Anyone have a Star pistol, or a Ruby or anything else from the Eibar region, that you'd like to sell or trade? Let me know what you've got!
     
  2. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to Star collecting. I have a number of them (none for sale at the moment) and truly enjoy them. They are well-made and very good ergonomically. If you are very serious about them, you should acquire a copy of Leonardo M. Antaris' book "Star Firearms". It is almost big enough to qualify as a coffee-table book, has lots of history and production information and some great photos. It is the definitive reference for Stars. You can usually find it for sale on GunBroker and if you ask you can get your copy signed by the author.
    The BM is a nice gun. Good carry size. Is yours a retired police/military or civilian??
    Quality-wise be careful of guns made the last two or three years of production (1995-1997). Things had started going downhill for the company and the quality followed.
    In thinking about it, I may have a Modelo Super I would be willing to sell. Let me look them over and see.
    Keep your eyes open for 9mm Largo ammunition. A lot of the older Stars are chambered for it and it is a little hard to find. Some very slight modification to the chamber will allow you to shoot .38 Super in them though some people say not to. I know several that have done so without incident. If you look at the specs of the two calibers they aren't much different pressure-wise and the Stars are much better quality than some of the other guns chambered for the Largo round.
    Good luck and let me know if you are interested in a Modelo Super.
     
  3. NWGN

    NWGN Portland Area Member

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    Thanks for the info! I'll pass on the Modelo Super- I'd like to stick to 9x19- although I'd love an Astra 680. I appreciate the offer though.

    Right now my BM is in rough shape. It was badly worn when I got it. I tried to Duracoat it but I'm not happy how it came out so I'm thinking of having it professionally Cerakoated. I'm not sure if it's police of civilian. It's got plenty of markings on it though! I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to figure out.
     
  4. Gator Monroe

    Gator Monroe Southern Cascades Well-Known Member

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    What about Pre War SEAM Vest Pocket Auto Pistols ( 6.35mm/.25 cal ACP) ?
     
  5. NWGN

    NWGN Portland Area Member

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    I'll pass but thanks for the offer.
     
  6. Gator Monroe

    Gator Monroe Southern Cascades Well-Known Member

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    Did not offer mine as it is a "War Trophy" that was a Nazi Officer's boot pistol carried through entire war ( And perhaps from Spain prior) & surrendered to friends Father who captured him in the Bulge .
     
  7. Meridian7750

    Meridian7750 Portland Area Well-Known Member

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    Star .22 "F sport" semi-auto?
    Its in decent condition, but I don't know its value.
    More curious than anything...
     
  8. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Likely value $225 to $275. Bought mine for $275 in very nice condition with original box.
    to OP; On your BM if there are three letters on the RH side of the slide it is probably a police pistol. If there are two matching numbers on the right side, one on the slide and one on the frame it is probably military. Note that those numbers will NOT match the serial number on the butt.
     
  9. NWGN

    NWGN Portland Area Member

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    bump
     
  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Carried a 9MM Firestar as a BUG for many years.. utterly reliable
     
  12. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have a Star model P for sale. Its in sweet shape for $400. It is in WA, so it would have to be transferred through an Oregon dealer.

    The P is kinda hard to find. Mostly you will see the PD, B, BM, S, etc...
     
  13. nwbob

    nwbob Oregon Member

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    have a astra in the ruby style