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Old August 28, 2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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9mm largo to 9mm luger

hi i have a modelo super a. would like to know if anyone has info on a conversion barrel, i know they made them a few years back, but am having a hard time finding one. the gun has sentimental value to me, it was my dads and he died of brain cancer. its the only thing i got from him, so i would like to shoot it more but the ammo is hard to find in my area, and when you do find it it is around 20.00 a box. just wanted to know if anyone has any info or a barrel for one. thanks
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Old August 28, 2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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9mm conversion

it is a star modelo super a in 9mm largo. the star co. went out of business. sarco used to have the conversion barrel but that was years ago. probably have a gunsmith make one but finding one in my area is'nt looking that good. just thought i would ask around. thanks
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Old August 28, 2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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Well, maybe a 1000 round case of spanish surplus ammo would last you a while
That's cheaper than 9mm white box from walmart.
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Old August 28, 2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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Star line brass has case's for $87.50 for a lot of 500 pcs.
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Well, maybe a 1000 round case of spanish surplus ammo would last you a while
That Santa Barbara is good stuff too. Wish I could find a case in .380 (9mm Corto).
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Old August 28, 2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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I beleive it was Federal Ordnance that was selling Korean made stainless barrels for not only the Stars, but Astras and a few others as well. Alas, the company went out of business, and I guess Sarco bought the remaining stock.

I converted an old Star Modelo 1921, as well as a Super A and both work superbly with the Parabellum barrels.

They show up on eBay occasionally, but usually go for over a C note.

When FedOrd had the barrels, they were offered in standard conguration and extended and threaded for a silencer. For some reason the threaded ones usually don't sell for as much as the standards, but it's a simple matter to cut the threaded portion off and recrown the muzzle.
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I bought a couple Super B barrels from FAC back in the day.
I reamed one out to 9x23mm.
The looked like they were sintered or bead blasted.
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Old October 17, 2012, 11:36 AM   #9
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found gunsmith

thanks for all your answers i found a local gunsmith that made a spacer to fill the head space it works great and only cost me 70.00 total, he even made me another ring in case i get another gun, alas i can shoot cheaper ammo now.
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Many years ago, I converted a 9mm largo to 38 super auto. It was a Star model Super, at the time all I could get was Spanish surplus military ammo that were about 20% duds.

I machined the bolt face and extractor (didn't take much), also had the barrel re-worked for the .356 diameter 38 super ammo.
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