Star, Bonifacio Echeverria S.A. of Eibar, Spain quickly caught the attention of Europe, the Middle East, and even the United States with their excellent quality pistols that went into production in 1934. Israel’s Defense Forces, among many others, adopted as many Stars as they could get when the move for Independence culminated in the 1948 War. Here is a specimen of Star’s Model B Super, introduced in 1946 and in production until 1983. This pistol served with the Mishteret Y’Israel, the Israeli civilian Police in Jerusalem District. From its R 1 date code, it was manufactured in 1973 and came online in the Land of Israel as part of intensified small arms acquisitions in the wake of the 1973 War. It served, then, during both Intifadas. Its only alien stamping is required by US Law, PW Arms Redmond WA importer marks on the forward upper left side of its frame. Barrel and slide are 5 1/8 inch Colt Government length, blue steel with Tokarev type bushing setup. Sights are stake-on half moon low profile front and matching dovetailed blue steel rear combat type. Extractor body is visible externally. Safety setup is main safety only for cocked-and-locked carry, with no grip safety. The Star safety, however, will engage with the hammer in resting position. Frame’s mainspring housing area is integral to the frame, not removable, with checkered serrations. The real innovation to the B Super, visible on the right side, is its rapid field-stripping capability. It achieved this by means of a closed cam path in lieu of the classic 1911 barrel link setup. A further innovation is the loaded chamber indicator on the top rear of the barrel’s chamber hood area. Magazine is factory Star steel, period correct Interarms Import, and extra magazines are available throughout the country. Capacity is 9 rounds, 8 + 1, and magazines are available throughout the country. Caliber is 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Luger, 9x19, call it what you will, THE 9mm. Weight empty is 37.2 ounces, and weight and dimensions are very similar to the Colt 1911 Government Pistols. Grip panels are checkered Brown composite factory issue with minimal flattening to the checkering crowns of the right panel. On this specimen, Surface detractions are moderate, principally gray and etchy brown toning mixed with the bluing on the left side of the slide, extensive brown freckling on the surfaces, and edge whitening. We rate it as Good, perhaps Very Good, 70 percent vicinity by our estimate; photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is excellent mechanically; bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean and excellent, and the trigger pull is crisp 5 pound vicinity with negligible felt creep. We’re offering this very attractive, eminently serviceable and collectable Spanish-Israeli Star 9mm Model B Super Pistol for only $ 269.00. Not transferable to civilians in California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $10 lower 48; $30 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Offers to buy must be for the registered user with his/her own money. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that smells like felony straw purchase. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. FFL transmissions ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name on there. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but No Returns on New in Box guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. New guns have factory warranties and we are not a warranty station. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST.
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