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Old October 11, 2018, 05:39 AM   #1
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Star model B magazine ?

Will any of the other model star pistol magazines work in a model B or is it on its own? terry
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Old October 11, 2018, 09:14 PM   #2
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If they do, I am not aware of it. I seem to recall reading that the magazines for the Star Model B and the Star Model Super B are different. Triple-K's website lists two different parts numbers for each of the guns' magazines (new production).

https://www.triplek.com/product/star...zine-or-grips/
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Old October 11, 2018, 10:05 PM   #3
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Model A magazines will fit, and MAY work. The feed lips are shorter.
The A and B are the same gun-different chambering.
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Old October 11, 2018, 10:25 PM   #4
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Am I remembering correctly that there are two different types of Model B mags also?

I seem to recall one has a 'tab' that sticks out the front, and the magazine fits flush with the end of the grip frame, with that tab sticking out a small slot in the frame.

The other has a wide base that covers the entire bottom of the grip frame, and nothing goes into a tab on the frame.

That is my recollection. I could be wrong.
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Old October 11, 2018, 10:54 PM   #5
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The Model B magazine with the filler rib inside is a rare bird indeed, determining if a mag is an A or B is difficult as Star did not mark their mags as to caliber. As Bill indicated it is the same basic pistol with a different chambering, I use A magazines and 9 mm ammo with pretty good results and some Triple K mags ( I culled the ones that had dimension problems or broke fairly quickly) that so far are functioning as desired. The Triple K mags have feed lips designed for the 9 mm cartridge.
Using an A mag requires one in good condition and feed lips that have not been previously tweeted by bubba.
Both the removable base and fixed base mags were used in B pistols, depending upon vintage.
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Old October 14, 2018, 01:06 PM   #6
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Will a magazine for a model b largo work in a B 9MM? terry
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Old October 14, 2018, 03:29 PM   #7
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There is no "B largo." The "B" is parabellum.
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Old October 14, 2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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I am still learning on these star pistols, I have a model B, looks the right magazines are fairly expensive. terry
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Old October 14, 2018, 06:19 PM   #9
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There's a fairly good reference site for Star handguns at http://star-firearms.com/.

Yes, the mags are a bit on the expensive side but the cost on some current-production pistols are similarly priced. For example, some Kahr mags run close to the $40 range. https://www.topgunsupply.com/magazines/kahr.html. Mags for more popular pistols are usually not that high (mag prices for 1911s are all over the board).

For me, a couple of mags will last a lifetime because I'll only occasionally shoot my Stars. And, if one mis-feeds, it's not the end of the world because I consider mine to be range toys. I have other guns for defensive purposes.
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Old October 15, 2018, 02:32 AM   #10
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Ky Jim, The site you suggested is ok but has numerous inaccuracies so do not look at it as the gospel.
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Old October 15, 2018, 06:07 PM   #11
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Ibmikey -- now I know who the go-to person is for Star handguns.
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KyJim, Go to the Gunboards forum, Spanish Pistols for real information, including Star from Spain and Adondebaes formerly from Spain now the USA.
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