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Drydock
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« on: January 12, 2018, 07:32:54 pm »


Can they be used as Zoot handguns?  Google tells me the B goes back to the early 1920s, so should be OK.  I've picked up a BM I might like to use in the future. (Commander size/style B)
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 07:11:52 pm »

I've always liked those, I should probably get one while the importers still have a few(if they still do!). Sort of a slightly smaller, slimmer, 1911. Didn't they use them when they filmed The Wild Bunch, because of availability of 9mm blanks?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 08:24:04 pm »

AIM surplus, JG sales and Classic all have them at $199.  I lucked out and got a "Shooter grade" e-mail special for $30 less.  (On line at the right time, 45 minutes later they were gone!)  Very nice little 9mm, holster wear, but an excellent barrel.  Classic also has extra mags for $20, best price I can find.  (Gun ships with one) 

Seems very well made, shoots to point of aim.  All steel, makes the 9mm pretty tame in this size of gun.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 08:46:12 pm »

My understanding was that the Star was reliable with 9 mm blanks so they were used for the all action shots while 1911s were not reliable with blanks so they were used only for close up.


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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 09:03:53 pm »

William Holden appears to have a Star BM.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:01 am »

Some Star pistols info you may like to know. Grin

http://star-firearms.com/firearms/guns/b/index.shtml
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 11:23:07 am »

The only problem that I see is that it's a 9mm. But that's just my opinion and I don't shoot blanks. As Vin Tanner tells Calvera, "We deal in lead friend."
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 06:09:18 pm »

Took the BM out to the farm today.  Tore up a paper plate pretty good.  It's clearly sighted for 124 grain loads, and handles steel case just fine.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 10:11:44 pm »

All I have read on other forums says these don't much like 115gr loads.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 11:23:45 pm »

I put a few magazines worth of 115s thru it.  They all cycled just fine, but hit low on the target.  The 124's are point of aim at 10 yards or so.
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