Star Firearms .25 pocket pistol

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  1. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Enthusiast

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    My great uncle gave me this .25 acp pistol today, neat little gun. He also gave me 50 rounds of Remington 50gr FMJ ammo. I oiled it made sure it was in good shape, then put 15 rounds through it. No jams or FTF, and as you can expect it isn't very accurate past 20 feet. It was made by Star Firearms, and judging by the proof marks and a chart I found online, the gun was made in Spain in 1928. All in all, fun little gun to shoot, and looks like a miniture 1911!
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  2. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Enthusiast

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    That appears to be a Star model C or CO...Odd that there doesn't seem to be any rollstamp either...or maybe the pics don't show it...
    I wonder if you got one that was supposed to get engraved, but got sidetracked by war or something?

    Star has always made really nice, reliable pistols :)
    Enjoy it!

    Oh, here's some nice websites on the pistol :)
    Star Firearms: C-series pistols
    Star Model CO
  3. group17

    group17 G&G Newbie

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    Star, Astra and Llama made some great sub compact/compact pistols.
    I am always on the outlook for them to add to my collection.
    Congratulations on your little beauty.
  4. chesterwin

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    Congratulations. She looks like a well maintained little plinker! I'd stick to ball ammo for it and maybe try finding a spare mag. or two.
  5. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys! It says its a "B" series on the barrel. The pic was taken with my blackberry so it isn't very detailed
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    big shrek G&G Enthusiast

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    That is truly weird...as the B series are all 9mm...and way larger 1911-types...

    Try this page...and check your Magwell...
    Star Firearms: Finding Model Numbers and Dating with Proofs
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  7. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Enthusiast

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    Hmm, I thought the "B" on it meant it was that series, but I believe big shrek was right saying it's either a C or CO series. I know absoultely nothing about old European sub compact pistols.
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