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Old January 19, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Star model BS Help

I have a star model BS that i just got. The problem i am having is that the slide release engages after every shot. if i hold it down with my finger while i shoot it shoots perfect.

Now the slide release is a half a hair to small i think because it will fall out with no force, it is actually being held in by a cotter pin. So should i have to find a new part or could i just file off the part that engages the slide stop. Oh and it is just for range and around the house use not ccw.
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Old January 19, 2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Post a picture of the slide stop, please.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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hers are pics

any help would be appreciated.
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Old January 19, 2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I don't believe it's supposed to be held in with a cotter pin (that's the 1st time I've seen that field repair).

You pic isn't clear enough, but it looks like the little tip that extends above the thumbpiece, and is supposed to ride inside the slide, thus retaining the stop until the slide is manipulated by hand so that the small "U" notch in the slide's lower LH edge aligns with the tip, and the stop can be pressed out from the other side via pressing on the end of it's axle pin.

I would suggest you try the various parts vendors, like Numrich, Wisner's, Bob's, etc - and obtain a replacement slide stop.


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Old January 19, 2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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I think the dent or bead is there, but stuck in side. what do you think . heres a better pic.
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Old January 20, 2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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On the OTHER END, there should be a hole. In this hole should be a spring and plunger. It doesn't appear to be there.
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Old January 20, 2013, 02:23 AM   #7
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Bill is right, you are missing the detent spring and pin. Easy enough to make one if you know how.

And that is not a cotter pin.
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Old January 20, 2013, 08:07 AM   #8
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Yea i figured out that it is the wrong slide stop. does anyone know of one that will fit from another model, there doesn't seem to be any available for this one.
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:41 AM   #9
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It sounds like it's time for you to get busy, and work this list of Star Pistol Parts purveyors for a slide stop.

http://star-firearms.com/info/parts.shtml


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Old January 20, 2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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PetahW, thanks for the link but no luck with any of them as of their web sites will call tomorrow. Does any one know if any other from another model will fit. Maybe any from a 1911. thanks.
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