This pistol is NOT C&R Eligible. Our store, we often tell folk, sits smack in the Middle of Elvis Land, 75 miles North of Tupelo and 90 Miles East of Memphis. Elvis was well known for his love for things shiny, including firearms. Here is one he likes. From its 1,666,000 range serial number, this Star model BM Pistol was manufactured in 1983. Finish is Nickel Plated. 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. Israeli Defense Forces had this one’s ancestor, the Star Model B, as one of their sidearms during the War for Independence in 1948. This Compact variant 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. Many Israelis are second or third generation Southerners, and they like Elvis-y things, too. This particular specimen’s only alien marking is required by US Law, the importer stamp PW Arms Redmond WA on the left forward side of the frame. The Star BM Compact Variant went online in 1972, some time before Detonics invented their compact; while Smith & Wesson Compacts were only to be had through the Devel Company. And Colt, who followed suit only some 15 years later with their Officer’s ACP, was nowhere in the league at the time. 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 polished nickel. 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 nickel Star Factory, and capacity is 8 + 1 rounds of 9mm Luger. Sights are blue steel low profile combat, notched dovetailed rear and serrated 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 nickel with 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 imitation pearl with nickel grip screws. This specimen of the Star BM 9 exhibits only moderate detractions to its nickel surface, mostly on the left side slide serration edges and on the edges of the grip frame left side. We detect only a half dozen or so tiny flakes beyond that. We classify it as Very Good, since no more than 20 percent of its surfaces are affected in our estimation; photos, however, 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. $ 369.00.
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