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Star PD .45 Pistol questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jumpin4Joy, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. Jumpin4Joy

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    My father is an original owner of a Star PD .45. Its a nice single action pistol, holds six rounds and is lightweight (due to a partially aluminum construction). It's manufacturer, Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A., is out of business as of 1997. We'd like to know the manufacture date. The serial number is: 15888155. Any additional information or experiences from other owners would also be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Somewhere on the pistol there will be a date code. It will be 2 letters, more correctly, one letter followed by a number, usually with a star above and between the two, like this "M*2". It will be in the magwell, under a grip panel or on some pistols exposed on the frame, although Star doesn't seem to do that in the ones I have.
    http://9mmlargo.com/year_codes.htm
     
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    manufactur year 1981

    Ok, I found the proof code underneath the left side grip panel. A2, indicating a 1981 manufacture date. In my reading, some authors stated that these pistols (particularly the later models) were prone to fatigue and failure. Notably, there is apparently a plastic slide buffer that can crack. How do we check for this. Also, any other concerns for this piece?

    Thanks, Jeff
     
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    The recoil buffer is at the rear end of the recoil spring.

    If you need a new one there is someone who sells them on auctionarms.com all the time.
     
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    Great Pistol, always wanted one, but could never get any of my stingy brother officers to part with one. :scrutiny:

    When you find the source for recoil buffers, buy a bunch. They should be replaced after each 500 rounds or so, depending on the severity of the load.

    PJ
     
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    Guy on the Spanish Pistol Forum (name of STAR), can get you any parts you want.
     
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