Discussion in 'Manufacturers' started by big shrek, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Y'all ain't gonna believe this...
    found an NIB Star Megastar 45 still in the plastic wrap...

    Went in to a pawn shop looking for a Peavey T-60 or T40...
    kinda getting my guitar/bass thang on...
    and when he didn't have anything of that nature, asked about
    my short list...Star Megastar 10mm...
    He checked his computer..."Nope...but I've got a Megastar 45!"
    At first I'm like...already got one...then I asked, is it Starvel??
    (Star's Stainless/Nickel coating) and he said "gimme a minute..."
    Went to his back safe and pulled out an old Star box...
    And not only was it Starvel...dang thing has never been loaded.

    There was only one thing to do...slap it on layaway. :D

    Since I've already got a Blued one, spare mags are not an issue.
    Already got a bunch...because good out-of-production guns
    require at least 5 mags each...more if possible :)

    Will post pics when I get it outta layaway jail!!
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  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    big shrek: Sir; another good shopping day :)

  3. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Congrats on the good pawn shop trip...
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  4. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    you lucky dawg!!!
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  5. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    What kind of pawn shop carries that kind of stuff? Best thing I ever find at mine is a half eaten sub sammich!
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  6. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Florida...we get folks from all over come down, and pawn half their stuff to stay an extra week ;)

    Meanwhile, since COVID started I'm trying to do this...
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  7. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    LNIB :)
    As far as I can tell...never loaded either...
    still has packing grease on the internals.

    The red marks on the bag are a styllized STAR logo.


    Freaking pristine :)

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  8. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Awesome looking pistol. Way to go big shrek...
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  9. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

    Very cool!
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  10. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    Can I ask what something like that set you back Big Shrek?
  11. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I always liked the Star pistols. Nice find !!
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  12. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    $495 + tax. Well under the average price for an unused in box example.
    So I'm beyond happy :)
    Paid $400 a few years ago for a Blued in lightly used condition from 28 Red pawn in Niceville.
    Megastar 45 (2).jpg

    This site shows a lightly used one which brought $660...
    wish more auction sites would show the selling prices on stuff.
  13. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    That is awesome Big Shrek. Funny you mention Niceville. My parents winter there at Blue Water Bay.
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  14. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

    Nice indeed. All steel construction I believe on those guns? Did well for yourself
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  15. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    I pawn shop all over NW Florida...hit 2-3 a week.
    Take long motorcycle rides for the fun of it and to shop ;)