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Posted: 3/24/2002 7:15:17 PM EDT
I bought a Star Model "B" 9mm from SOG.

It has Model "P08" written on the barrel. Is this a German/Nazi mark implying the gun was used in WW2.
I assume the "P08" marking means it uses the same ammo as the Luger.

I apreciate any help.
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 5:02:54 AM EDT
Being introduced in 1928, it wouldnt surprise me if the Nazis used them as another "non standard" issue, quite like the Polish Radom and FN hi-power. My book says it is 9MM parabellum, (luger) and has a 9 shot magazine. Of all the Spanish firearms, Star is one of the better ones.
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 6:13:56 AM EDT
There were some Star B's used by the Germans, about 35,000. I don't know the exact SN range but they did have waffenamts. Unfortunately there is speculation that some less-than-scrupulous dealers faked waffenamts on some recently imported Star B's. The Star B was manufactured until 1984, if you can believe it.
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 10:44:30 AM EDT
No that's not a Nazi Waffenstamp. These were surplus police and military pistols in Spain and those are the amory stamp.
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 11:53:27 AM EDT
Thanks for the help. Their is the "PO8" marking but no other Wermacht acceptance marks so I just think I have a run of the mill Star.

For $180, I would recommend them.
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