Star Model B Mag Catch Problem
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2017

    Default Star Model B Mag Catch Problem


    A few guys from the recomended that I post a question over on this site about a Star Model B that I have. I've been shooting a Star Model B for fun for many years and have had a problem with the mag catch. I think it has just worn out. A few years ago I put a pretty stiff spring in to replace the factory spring and it held up well by holding the mag in place. I think that the mag is probably held in by friction more than the meat on the actual mag catch. I have two mags for the gun. Every time I rack the slide and release the slide, the mag pops out a little out of the mag well. This happens with both mags.

    I was looking for a replacement mag catch and found one on APEX's site. Only problem, it doesn't look like the mag catch I have.

    I've heard there is a old and newer version of the model B..apparently I have an older version that uses a different magazine than the newer version according to this site:

    Anyone know of a STAR pistol site or source for a mag catch like one pictured below. Let me know if info on additional markings or the Serial Number would help as well. Thanks

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Middleburg, Fl


    About a year ago I got a new mag catch for an SS 380 I had. I got it from for a very reasonable price.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Eastern Washington State


    Yes you have the old style mag catch and recessed magazine, the new style looks like a key hole that the catch fits into. I have an old style frame and a few parts but apparently i have used the mag catch elsewhere.

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  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Delaware Co, PA


    Why are we assuming it's the catch or catch spring and not the slot in the magazine. Have you established the catch is seating properly in the mag slot? It may need to be fitted.

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