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    Default New to me Star BM

    What can you tell about these guns, I don't know a lot about them. Picked it up this weekend for $250.Click image for larger version. 

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    You did very well, the pistol in question was used by a Spanish Law Enforcement entity and later surpluses and imported to this country. Your pistol made it in before the latest flood of pistols grotesquely import marked and Gov markings scrubbed or defaced. The BM is a Commander sized 9mm which after a certain serial number used a shortened firing pin to safely carry a round in the chamber ( still up to the one carrying it). Under the left grip panel you will find the Spanish proofs and date code for the year it was proofed. I have quite a few PN (Policia National) marked S and BM pistols.
    By the way the numbers on the right side are control numbers for the PN the serial is located on the left side by the mag release.

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    The code says A2, what year is that?

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    Welcome to the forum, production date codes here.

    http://www.cruffler.com/ProductionDa...roduction.html
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    I’m not sure if it’s true or not but my bm won’t cycle with 9 mm ammo unless it’s 124 gr?
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    The pistol should cycle just fine with most any weight bullet you can stuff into it, mine are not in the least picky.

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    I've had four different Star BMs that span the production run for about 15 years and none of them have been picky about ammo.

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    Unless someone installed a stronger recoil spring in mine. I guess I’ll order a std spring.
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    Call BH Spring Solutions they may just have what you are looking for but in any event will give you sound advice on your problem.

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    I think J&G sales have original main springs for sale (used).
    Denny

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