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ManiacRat461
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Posted: 11/26/2005 7:44:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2006 10:58:41 PM EST by ManiacRat461]
This is very short, but some of the more common link that I found a while back. If you know of more add away. There is not much information on these pistols so a centralized spot to find links would be great!

www.star-firearms.com Good site with information and some parts links, not sure how accurate and up to date the links are, will check into it further and advise. Not to be confused with a corporate website, Star is bankrupt and no longer around, they shut their doors along with Astra in May 1997. ***Went back and looked this site over. They have added more info for parts, holsters, magazines et cetera. Direct link to their information. www.star-firearms.com/info/parts.shtml

9mmlargo.com/ Information on the really old Star's from the 1920s.

www.iparguns.com/ING/INDEX.HTM Seems to be a reliable parts source for the newer model Stars, such as the Firestar series. There was a member here on the board who has ordered, and said the quality was good. They are in Spain, so shipping is probably pricey, but it seems to be a good parts source. ***The link is dead as a door nail. The first link above has their phone number, I'm gonna try to remember and give them a call to see if they are even still around, if my dumb ass can figure out how to make an internation call.....
www.gun-parts.com/star/ Older Star parts, never ordered from them since all I have is a Firestar model.

world.guns.ru/handguns/hg113-e.htm Information on the Firestar series.

www.cdnninvestments.com/index.html OhioEd advises this is a source for factory mags.

www.gunsprings.com/SemiAuto/StarNF.html Ceeter found this source for replacement springs.
www.wisnersinc.com/pistols/S_Wpistol.html This place has a few parts(literally) for F model and Pony model Star's.

Little bit of information to add: To check the model series if you do not know, check on the beveled inside edge of the magwell and you will see a letter, that is the model Star you have. Of course the Firestar's are stamped on the slide "Firestar" they are pretty self explanatory.

Personally, I have not had good luck with the aftermarket magazines. You can find factory magazines at gun shows and on ebay(at one time have not checked in a while) they're fairly reasonable considering the company is no longer around.

Little bit of informative info from desterfox:
The recoil guide on this Star has a couple of hick-ups, but this is something that can be solved very quickly. As the B has a habit of cracking the slide after hard and abusive work, just like some 1911's, the SA Army modified the recoil guide by fitting a shock dampener. This has the result that if the sidearm does not have enough oil, bad ammo or a thumb rides the slide the habitual "smoke stack" will occur. This is not a problem and the "stack" can be cleared in split seconds, if you have been trained in it. Due to the mags that is made for .38super some feeding problems may occur. This is retified by loading your mags correctly, have the longest TOL that you can load or just spacing the mags.

Hope this helps, if you know of more please add it. With all of the recent posts on Star's it would be great to have a tacked thread with as much information as possible.

Also, thank you Striker for tacking this in the forum.

I don't get on here enough to check im's so just post what ya find. I don't see the thread getting too lengthy anyway.....


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These guys seem to have the best price on factory Star (as well as good prices on quite a few other ) mags.
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/index.html
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I'm looking to find an easier way to replace the guide rod spring in my BM.

As you know, it is a "captured" spring and it is always a PITA to replace.

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Posted: 2/4/2006 8:39:01 PM EST
i have a firestar 45apc nice shooter but very heavy.
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I found replacement springs here -

www.gunsprings.com/SemiAuto/StarNF.html
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Originally Posted By NEONNIGHT34609:
i have a firestar 45apc nice shooter but very heavy.


ditto

and

tagging this thread for future reference

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I need to dig around and see if I can find anything new on them. I think the ipar link is dead, don't know if they shut down or just lost the website.

Well added some stuff. One thing I thought of is maybe starting a picture i.d. series type thing within this thread. Some Star's are ancient and saw hard use and folks might not be able to tell. All I can add is an M40 from my personal collection. What do ya'll think?
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You'll be happy with a M40. I love mine, it's very accurate for a short barrel pistol. I took a gamble of spending $175 on it about 8 years ago and got one right. he





PS ya ain't gonna talk me out of mine
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Posted: 7/18/2006 4:32:54 AM EST
I have a Star Super B and it is missing a rear sight, "NOT BY ME" was that way when I got it. Anyway I can't seem to find anybody with a rear sight. Does anybody have a source for one? I would really lke to get this baby working again. Is it the same as the early 1911 sight? If not can one be fitted to work? Thanks for any help you guys might have. Jim
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Posted: 7/25/2006 12:58:28 PM EST
Glowfinger, try the gun-parts.com link. I think I saw quite a large list for B models.

My M40 seems like to ammo that is known to be loaded hot. It will jam if I use cheap ammo and yesterday I shot nothing but PMC, TAP and Winchester SXT and it functioned without skipping a beat. I've always been told PMC is loaded pretty hot(someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) so if you got a jamming problem it's worth a shot.

For some reason a lot of factory 6rnd starvel mags are back on the market. Seen them a lot lately for $25-$40 apiece.
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Posted: 7/25/2006 1:00:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By chumpmiester:
You'll be happy with a M40. I love mine, it's very accurate for a short barrel pistol. I took a gamble of spending $175 on it about 8 years ago and got one right. The only downside is that it is heavy for it's size (rides well in a hip holster and shoulder holster).





PS ya ain't gonna talk me out of mine


I've been happy with mine for the 5 years or more I've owned it. I'd love to find a starvel 9mm and .45 to match the .40. No such luck yet
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ANyone here know where to find a 9mm luger barrel for a Super B? I know Fridley used to have them but it seems he has disappeared. Anyone else out there?
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Does anyone know if the M40 and M43 slides are interchangeable?
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If anyone owns a Star Megastar .45 TripleK mags sells 12 rounders. I bought a couple and they worked good for me.
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i have a STAR SI in .32 ACP and i have yet to find a firing pin and extractor and spring
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I was directed to this thread from another one I started trying to get info on the pictured pistol. Seems you guys may be able to help me out. In the other thread they told me this is a Star. But what model I don't know. Can anyone here tell me which model?

Thanks
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Got my new to me (old) M43 9mm FireStar. I owned the Starvel version years ago and hated parting with it. I won this on Gunbroker last weekend. Smaller, yet wider then my Kahr K9. I'm getting ready to remove the magazine safety and I found another on ebay (this will alow the mags to drop free......I have a very small hand. This pistol "points" better then my Kahr and DW 1911. I ran 200 round thru it Friday using three mags and no failures of any kind. The ser# was abouve the recalled ones but I have a couple of extra firing pins on the way!

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Originally Posted By GIDDS-45:
Got my new to me (old) M43 9mm FireStar. I owned the Starvel version years ago and hated parting with it. I won this on Gunbroker last weekend. Smaller, yet wider then my Kahr K9. I'm getting ready to remove the magazine safety and I found another on ebay (this will alow the mags to drop free......I have a very small hand. This pistol "points" better then my Kahr and DW 1911. I ran 200 round thru it Friday using three mags and no failures of any kind. The ser# was abouve the recalled ones but I have a couple of extra firing pins on the way!

home.triad.rr.com/gidds/P2250057.jpg


Just picked one of these little guys up for $299. Nice little shooter.
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Originally Posted By Dale007:
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I was directed to this thread from another one I started trying to get info on the pictured pistol. Seems you guys may be able to help me out. In the other thread they told me this is a Star. But what model I don't know. Can anyone here tell me which model?


Is that a .380? Looks like a FI Model D, which was originally to be the Colt Pony.
early model Serial no.s started with CPA (Colt Pony Automatic).

more info (scroll down): http://www.star-firearms.com/firearms/guns/d/index.shtml

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The Star bug has bitten me. I now have a Super A and a Firestar M43 to go with my M40. I picked up the M43 for $225 about a month ago. Now to find a Firestar M45 to complete the Firestar collection. Dale, that looks like the FI Model D.
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Originally Posted By chumpmiester:
The Star bug has bitten me. I now have a Super A and a Firestar M43 to go with my M40. I picked up the M43 for $225 about a month ago. Now to find a Firestar M45 to complete the Firestar collection. Dale, that looks like the FI Model D.


Tell me about it...Star Megastar 45 was my first pistol. I now have a 30m in 9mm and a M43 in 9 as well. I'd also like to pick up a Megastar in 10mm...
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Iparguns link is http://www.iparguns.com/cas/index.htm

I just emailed them for some Megastar Mags and they have them for $45 a pop. Much better than the $175 I have seen them for.

Their email is iparguns@iparguns.com

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Can anyone tell me about parts interchangability for Star pistols? I was given a Star Firestar M43 in 9mm recently, but it was completely disassembled and after some research it is missing the manual safety plunger. For a part that is so simple my hope is that a Star Model D or Starfire safety plunger would fit into the Firestar, since both are available at gun-parts.com.
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A heads up for all you Star PD owners out there. Recoil buffers are once again available and very inexpensive.

1 buffer $5.00 + $4.95 shipping and handling for a total of
$9.95...........$5.00 each + S&H
3 buffers $13.50 +$ 4.95 shipping and handling for a total of
$18.95.........$4.50 each + S&H
10 buffers $40.00 + $ 4.95 shipping and handling for a total of
$44.95.........$4.00 each + S&H

The contact for them is bigdawgguns@comcast.net

Good luck and shoot straight.........

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Good afternoon:

I've looked at several websites that handle Star handgun parts and have not been able to find a magazine for my Star Ultrastar .40 S&W handgun. The weapon, when I purchased it a couple of years ago, came with only one magazine.

Can anyone give me an idea of where I might be able to find a couple more magazines for this weapon?

Regards,

Charleymil
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