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okay so I found another little gun that I like, a few of you may know what it is and some may not. it is a star m-43 in 9 mm from the company that went out of business in 1997. it's heavy, plain and simple and only holds 7 + 1, it's a single action but it has little tweaks about it that I like.like for instance the rear sight can be removed by hand by loosening a Torx screw and then you can access your firing pin and spring when it pops out the back, which I did today only to find out some idiot tried to use a spring from a ink pen to replace a firing pin, moron. I found one at Sarco and we'll order it Monday, the gun doesn't look like it has been shot much.i like to know what you guys think of this gun who had no home. View attachment 20180908_165536_1536441136939.jpg
 

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Probably just this computer but I'm not seeing a photo. I'm not familiar with the gun but congrats on finding one you like!
 

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I don't see a picture either.

Star made good handguns. It was a shame they didn't make it.
 

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Bic Spring !!! That silly wabbit... Everyone knows only a Papermate spring will work !!!
 

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MMMMM Me and Star a tango like Taurus and I Very underrated guns I have BM`s and Pd`s love em....I would like to get a few of the Firestars and M-43`s also
 

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That is commonly known as a Firestar, I believe. They were quite popular. I had a 9mm version and an Ultrastar, a plastic framed DA version. i carried the Ultra for several years.

If anyone cares, we have a 40 in the shop right now. I've been fondling it.
 

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I wish I had one. I've seen a few and shot one, and it's one of those guns that make me say "wow" when I pick it up. I guess these days they don't hold enough ammo and are too heavy. But the things are a brick house, I tell ya what.

The only issue might be parts.
 

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Fredward...Been trying to find an Ultrastar 9mm owner and ask this question: When you pull the trigger, how powerful is that action? I saw one at a pawn shop about 2 months ago and handled it. After racking the slide and pulling the trigger to dry fire, there wasn't much of a strong decided "punch" or "snap" of the firing pin release. This gun was in "minty" condition, barely used. Felt like it had a limp recoil spring. Any thoughts?
 

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I have a couple of nice M-43 Firestars. Great quality made compact pistols. If I'm not mistaken, the M-43 won some awards during its 1990's production. Here's a Sccy compared to one in blue, then a field-stripped M-43 pic. The bright one has a Starvel finish.
 

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Weren't these made in .45 too? I was thinking they were the smallest semi auto .45's available for awhile.
9, 40 and .45.

the 9 and .40 versions could (so I read) be converted by swapping the upper (slide, barrel and recoil spring & guide rod). The .45 was larger.

.40 magazines interchange with 9mm magazines.
 

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okay so I found another little gun that I like, a few of you may know what it is and some may not. it is a star m-43 in 9 mm from the company that went out of business in 1997. it's heavy, plain and simple and only holds 7 + 1, it's a single action but it has little tweaks about it that I like.like for instance the rear sight can be removed by hand by loosening a Torx screw and then you can access your firing pin and spring when it pops out the back, which I did today only to find out some idiot tried to use a spring from a ink pen to replace a firing pin, moron. I found one at Sarco and we'll order it Monday, the gun doesn't look like it has been shot much.i like to know what you guys think of this gun who had no home. View attachment 424495
I have an M43, that I picked up in trade a decade or so ago. Turns out to be a gun that I (for whatever reason) don't shoot that well. I contemplate selling it off.
 

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Bic Spring !!! That silly wabbit... Everyone knows only a Papermate spring will work !!!

Well, Bic springs work as recoil springs in Phoenix Arms HP22s. :D
 

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It's certainly a cool-looking gun, that's for sure.

On a sidenote, Bubba's cheeky home gunsmithing antics would be amusing if they weren't so potentially dangerous/destructive.
 

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Ah the Firestars, they're quite good guns! There has been a time where Astras and Stars where quite common over here. It's long gone... and it's about 50% Glock now, quite a bit of SIG Sauers and then the rest that shares a little
 
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