Hi Guy's and Girl's;
I have two very nice Star, PD's. They are Garcia imports through Interarms. Both have serial numbers in the low 141xxxx range and look like twins except that wood grips on one is a little lighter than the other.
One other difference is that the recoil spring guide rod on one will unscrew on one end and has a plastic buffer that can be removed and replaced buy retracting the recoil spring and pushing or snaping the buffer off of the guide rod and then snaping on a new one and then letting the spring slide over it to retain it in place.
The other pistols guide rod does not appear to unscrew on one end and someone in the past has attempted to do so and it has left small marks from the attempt and the plastic buffer is a different shape, it is flat and it does not snap on and off of the guide rod and does not appear to be held on by the spring although the spring pushes against it.
Both of the plastic buffers are in good shape and do not need to be replaced at this time but the day may come when they will need to be replaced. Are these plastic buffers still available anywhere and are there really two or more different styles? Also does the one guide rod really unscrew and or is it just tightly stuck.
Have a great week everybody. Regards, Dan.