Start Dating a star pistol

Dating a star pistol

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In 2009 the US imported none and 17,520 surplus pistols were destroyed (none were exported to any country). features one of the last Mauser offerings, the HSc American Eagle, and the Parabellum.

Complete line of Walther pistols plus revolvers, long guns from Walther and others, revolvers, and more.

In addition, a loophole in Spanish patent law gave these small shops an international advantage: a Spanish patent was only valid if the device in question was actually manufactured in Spain within three years of patent being granted.

The major arms designers of the time had their factories in France, Germany, Great Britain, and elsewhere, but not in Spain.

A nice size gun for the caliber if you like single action autos.

They can't be carried with the hammer down, however; the firing pin is too long.

I also owned one of the last BKMs sold by Interarms, which has also passed into history.

The BKM was an almost identical pistol in aluminum allow. I'm not sure there are any handguns being imported from Spain anymore, new ones, that is.

This Spanish Pistol, known overseas as the Star Modelo B, appears in many Hollywood movies as a substitute for the 1911 / 'Government Model' pistols, since it fired the hotter and more reliable 9mm blanks; In the older days of cinema, armorers had trouble getting .45 ACP blanks to cycle in pistols, so 9mm was substituted whenever possible.

With newer powders and blank conversion techniques, most problems with the .45 ACP pistols have been solved. ) The Star Model BKS was the first of Star's compact models, and the precursor to the BM and BKM.

Spanish shops quickly began making their own copies of this very popular pistol, and one of them hit the proverbial jackpot.