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kestak
October 10, 2007, 08:34 AM
Greetings,

I got my Star B from Aim yesterday. It is in very good condition. There was just some wear on the sights and a little surface scratch on the right side of the barrel. Everything got fixed after a thorough cleanup of the cosmoline in 10 minutes with a little touch up with cold blue.

One small thing I noticed is the trigger. The pull is lighter than my Taurus .357magnum when I shoot it in single action (hammer pulled back then hit the trigger). I understand it has been rebuilt by the Soviets and all that is related to part swappings...hehehe.

One big thing I have an issue with and here I need your help: The safety lever. behind the safety lever, there is a small spring and it catch into 2 notches on the safety lever flat part along the gun frame. Sometimes, it stucks, sometimes it is too easy to move it and when I half cock, then pull back to full cock, the safety goes off (I understand it is normal) but the trigger is still stuck. If I pull it down, the hammer goes off back to half cock sometimes and hit the firing pin some other times.

Anyone has a solution about that poorly designed safety?

And no, I won't remove it. I know it shoots perfectly without the safety pin or the spring, but I would like to fix it myself if I can. If not, the gun will visit my favorite gunsmith.

Thank you

James K
October 10, 2007, 08:59 PM
There have been several replies to your other post. I think they answer your questions.

Jim

kestak
October 11, 2007, 05:35 AM
Greetings,

Yes Jim, I got a good part of the answer on Thehighroad and the other part on the spanish folder on the gunboard. I'll still report the solution here in case someone read it and ever has the same issue than mine. Amazing how in one day we can get a solution to a problem just with the help of fellows.

I was able to solve the issue! Yay!

I did look all around and found on the ground through the carpet fiber (doh!) the plunger. I installed it and I cleaned thoroughly the trigger assembly. Everything is now working fine except the trigger is still very light. Frankly, I don't mind too much because I'll use that gun only at the range for fun and behind glass to admire. :)

Thank you

James K
October 11, 2007, 11:57 AM
As the unchallenged World Champion Parts Loser, I know how you feel. I have a couple of those magnetic "pick up" gadgets, but keep losing them.

I still think you need to address that trigger pull problem. If it is under 3-4 pounds, it is too light even for the range. I have never had any personal experience but I have been advised that shooting oneself in the foot tends to hurt.

Jim