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PISTOL MODEL Star BM--someone asked about mine...

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I've lost some messages somewhere.

Someone here had asked me to notify them if/when I decided to dispose of my Star BM, which at the time I had no intention of doing.

Well, it was a super-select piece I picked up and loaded for on the presumption I'd be doing a major article on the BM and a continuation of my research on Star's long pistol production. I was a firearms writer and researcher in national publication for over thirty years, and figured the article would happen, base upon a verbal commitment.

Well, a movie producer more than seventy years ago remarked that a "verbal contract ain't worth the paper it's written on!" He was right.

I paid top dollar for the best specimen I could find, and of course, the ones recently imported and so marked are the firearms inventory of the Spanish GUARDIA CIVIL, their national criminal police and customs enforcers.

Have a total of three magazines and two sets of grips, box, instructions (en espanol) .

It was eerily accurate with my 124-grain handloads.

Anyway, I'd shown some photos, and someone asked me about it.

The time has come, and I am going to ponder, consider, and move on.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/44850137972/in/photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31025394078/in/photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31025394038/in/photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26546140327/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27545575318/

If you want to see all the photos, read the captions, use searches and other tools, just sign in with any Yahoo i.d. For those who wonder, the Colt photo collection from the U. of CT., San Diego Aerospace Museum, and lots of commemorative and firearms organizations have photo archives on flickr.com.

This decision is NOT a happy one, but it's inevitable.

Just trying to find the fellow who first asked about it.

IF it's you, either a PM or e-mail will work great.

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Thought this was about a bowel movement...I have 4 brothers,..I blame them for clicking on the thread. My childhood was ridiculous. I'm surprised my our only sister survived.

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Just in case anyone stumbles across this thread, I have more of these. The one with the cocobolo grips is spoken for. The one with the light maple/treated wood poly grips is NOT, and will come with two sets of grips, but no box. It also has not had the disfiguring serial number changeout and obscuring of the Guardia Civil markings.

Some photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/46057102242

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/46057102282

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31167814787

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/46057102152

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31167814887

Waiting for accessories to get in line and clean up the bore, so...

If interested, advise, I may put it on here.

But my original contact WAS located.


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Actually very nice pistols for the $$. My son-in-law got one from me for X-mas a few years back. Continually impresses me with how accurate he is with it. Broke one barrel link [shooting Ghetto style I think], but we found a replacement and it runs fine to this day. I like the wood grips on yours - dresses them up a bit.

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If my memory is correct, at the ending of the Movie Pulp Fiction, Samuel L Jackson Referred to his Star model B, as "Mr 9mm" as he pointed it at Ringo's Nose. During the Café Robbery Attempt
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