HG1135 From its 1,510,000 range serial number and from its Z 1 date code, this Star model BM Pistol was manufactured in 1980. This Compact variant of the Star Model B served with distinction in the Mishteret Y’Israel, the Israeli Civilian Police in Jerusalem District, a 20,000 officer strong agency that has seen considerable latitude in its issue weapons. This particular specimen’s slide is marked CSP, Spanish Police Marking. Its only alien marking is required by US Law, the importer stamp PW Arms Redmond WA on the left forward side of the frame. Specs are all steel construction single action semi-auto pistol chambered in 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Luger, 9x19, call it what you will, THE 9mm. John Moses Browning’s influence is evident from the photos, a descendant of his Model of 1911. The Echeverria Brothers left off Browning’s somewhat complicated Grip Safety, so the grip frame backstrap is smooth finished blue steel. The main safety engages in a well defined slot on the left side of the slide, and the main safety functions in two positions, both with the hammer back on cocked-and-locked carry, and with the hammer down in resting position. The safety lever also engages into a disassembly position midways of the slide. This pistol is not equipped with a firing pin safety, hence its stiff but crisp 6 pound vicinity trigger pull with negligible felt creep. Barrel bushing is distinctive, Tokarev style, and it anchors both the barrel securely into place and also anchors the one piece hardened steel guide rod. The rod is constructed both to ensure exceptional accuracy, and for easy disassembly and reassembly due to it housing its spring integrally, another ancestral feature that Detonics picked up on a few years later. Magazine is blue steel Star Factory, and capacity is 8 + 1 rounds of 9mm Luger. Sights are blue steel low profile combat, notched dovetailed rear and stake on steel ramp front. Weight empty is 34.2 ounces, balanced at the magazine release area of the trigger guard. Slide is serrated rear sight external extractor and grooved top. Barrel is 3 5/8 inches. Trigger is .312 white sides with blued serrated face, and hammer is matching traditional serrated medium spur .312. Measurements are 6 7/8 inches from the muzzle to the rear of the frame strut; 5 inches from the top of the rear sight to the butt edge of the grip frame; .704 inch frame thickness and .838 inch slide thickness. Grip panels are factory issue black checkered composite, and custom grips are widely available and reasonably priced. This specimen of the Star BM 9 is well maintained, and its surface detractions are moderate, principally whitened contact areas on the sides of the slide, edge whitening, occasional freckling to the blue finish, a small amount of scouring on its grip frame front- and back-straps; and light toning at places on the un-blued surfaces. We classify it as Good, perhaps Very Good, since no more than 30 percent of its surfaces are affected in our estimation; photos, however, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade forthemselves. Magazine release is a bit sticky; but bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Replacement pricing for anything similar, none of it Spanish, is in the $500 - $1000 range on this type pistol. We’re offering the Spanish – Israeli Star BM 9 in the photos for $319.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, Massachusetts, or New York City. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. FFL 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,
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