Dating a star pistol
Surprisingly, these sights are not at all "slow" to be picked up at speed. There are definite similarities to the 1911 visible in the external features of the gun and with the removable bushing as well as the swinging link, but there are also considerable differences between the two designs.The link is in the proper position for reassembly on the Star but would not be on a true 1911.The Model BM comes throated from the factory and the barrel and feed ramp design is the same as on the 1911.On the right we see that while case support is adequate on the Model BM, the 9mm case is by no means fully supported.I have seen very few problems with either premature slide lock or the slide failing to lock open after the last shot with the Star pistols.There can be little doubt that the Model BM as well as its predecessor, the Model B, have been strongly influenced by Mr.
Strong & Weak Points: For the traditionalist the Star presents an inexpensive 9mm pistol constructed completely of forged steel parts as it precedes the age of MIM.
The recoil spring and guide rod are removed toward the rear.
When done, the bushing can be turned and removed followed by taking the barrel from the slide.
These pistols are no longer manufactured and the company that produced them no longer exists in the same form.
It has merged with another Spanish arms maker and it is important to note that new parts are being produced.