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Firestar M43 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tdb, May 24, 2008.

  1. tdb

    tdb New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Hi I have a led on a firestar M43 with starvel finish almost n-i-b , for 350.00 shipping included , I looked up the what it was worth and it said 310.00 for n-i-b , would like some comments , from firestar users , it comes with one mag box and papers cleaning rod site ajuster tool . Thanks TEDMI.
  2. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Participating Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    First of all, there's no book that can give you the definitive "value" of anything. Value is an entirely subjective term, and relative to both the individual and where he is.

    In real terms, nothing is actually worth more than what you can get someone to give you for it on any particular day.

    Both the supply of and demand for a particular item in a particular market area are what drives its price. Only you can decide if the price being asked is what you're willing to pay to have it.

    Bear in mind that someone with a different opinion might happen across it while you're making your mind up, in which case he'll make the decision for you.

    I've owned and carried an exactly similar 9x19 for about 15 years. It has served me well. Nothing has broken or worn out with extensive use. The finish is both tough and highly resistent to corrosion.

    It is relatively heavy for its size by today's standards. This doesn't bother me personally, as I carry it in a Sparks IWB holster. The weight makes it very easy to learn to shoot well quickly with, IMO.

    Mine has been both extremely reliable and quite accurate with its prefered loads. FYI, the stock sights on mine were regulated for POA/POI to coincide with 124 gr. ammo. 115 gr. impacted significantly lower even at 7 yds. YMMV.
  3. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Mentor

    Jan 29, 2005
    Ava, Missouri
    I carry a Firestar M43 Blued and If it didn't work 100% of the time I wouldn't carry it. However...Remember. Even though some of the parts are still available with a lot of searching they have been discontinued for some years...I've had mine sense the early "90's. It has had thousands of rounds fired from it as it goes to the range every time I do. Now I have my own range in my back yard. I finally had to replace the extractor as mine chipped the hook.
  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Elder

    Jul 30, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    I've always liked these little guns, but never got around to actually purchasing one.

    This "Starvel" finish is, I believe, electroless nickel. It has a matte and slightly rough texture to it.
  5. sd

    sd New Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    paid $250 years ago, nice gun, I like mine, compact but really does seem heavy compared to modern polymer pistols. As stated, value is very subjective. Fun to shoot, possibly alittle heavy for concealed carry. I also think spare magazines for these have all but disappeared.

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