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Old 01-17-2018, 07:37 AM   #36
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Not a bad gun for the price.

Also fun are the Star Modelo Super in 9mm Largo. Have a few of those too.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:48 AM   #37
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Grab a gun is OOS now.
They've still got the VG condition models in stock for $219.

https://grabagun.com/century-arms-hg...semi-auto.html
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:21 PM   #38
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Bought one from Classic, came with original matching box. All number match. 199 and picked it up from their local FFL. No shipping. Man, it shoots great, the bluing is great with just MINOR holster wear on the front edges. I always heard that if you liked 45 1911, you would love them in 9mm. Really fun to shoot, natural point, good sights. Only bitch is the importer stamp and serial SUCKS and they used something like an end mill bit to get the stars off in front of the original serial numbers.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:50 PM   #39
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They've still got the VG condition models in stock for $219.

https://grabagun.com/century-arms-hg...semi-auto.html
Thanks I ended up cancelling the good one and ordered the VG one from grabagun. Better condition is worth the cost of 1 mag IMO.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:22 PM   #40
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Just picked mine up and as nice as it is I feel like ordering another. Looks to me like the grips were swapped on to this pistol because they show wear, but other than the grips you can tell it was fired very little. Came in original box with cleaning rod too.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:30 PM   #41
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Not sure about the 9 but I've had a 40 for yrs. and it always works. Built like a tank.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:42 PM   #42
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Just picked mine up and as nice as it is I feel like ordering another. Looks to me like the grips were swapped on to this pistol because they show wear, but other than the grips you can tell it was fired very little. Came in original box with cleaning rod too.
That's good to know. Didn't know if Grabagun was selling them with the original box. I pick mine up this Monday at their storefront.

Post up some pics of your "Very Good" model. We'll see how my "Good" model compares.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:46 AM   #43
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Hopefully put some rounds through it tomorrow.













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Old 01-21-2018, 11:17 AM   #44
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Very nice. I sold my Diamondback DB380 so I could (justify) buying one of these. I'll post pics after I pick mine up tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:11 PM   #45
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Picked up my Star BM from Grabagun today. Very pleased. It's a solid and well-built little pistol. Did a full detail strip on the frame and cleaned it after these pics were taken. Now just have to take it to the range...





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Picked up my Star BM from Grabagun today. Very pleased. It's a solid and well-built little pistol. Did a full detail strip on the frame and cleaned it after these pics were taken. Now just have to take it to the range...
Yep that's a nice one too! I ran about 50 rounds of Tula and WWB through mine yesterday without any problems.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:20 PM   #47
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Picked up my Star BM from Grabagun today. Very pleased. It's a solid and well-built little pistol. Did a full detail strip on the frame and cleaned it after these pics were taken. Now just have to take it to the range...





you should have detailed the detail strip
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I got mine Friday. It's in worse shape than the one I got from Classic, but I bought it for parts anyway. Looks like you got a nice one Martensite. Mine was a G, yours must be a VG.
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you should have detailed the detail strip
I used the instructions located in the link below. The detail strip is very similar to that of a Ballester Molina of which I have a few and have taken them down before.

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...ly-Disassembly

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I got mine Friday. It's in worse shape than the one I got from Classic, but I bought it for parts anyway. Looks like you got a nice one Martensite. Mine was a G, yours must be a VG.
I paid for a "Good" model. Luck of the draw I guess.
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Very easy to detail strip. I cleaned mine up and lubed it, put it back together in about a half an hour.

ETA half an hour to reassemble only.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:45 PM   #51
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Just thought I'd post some feedback on my new (used) Star BM. I ended up putting 200 rounds through the pistol today. I had one stovepipe. I also had quite a few (more than 5) failures to fire due to light primer strikes. It was not the ammo (Sellier and Bellot) as I have a 1000 rounds of this ammo and have been using it in all my 9mm's.

I'm going to get a new hammer spring and see if that doesn't solve the problem. In the meantime, I drifted out the rear sight and removed the firing pin retaining pin and then removed the firing pin to make sure the firing pin tunnel was clean. There really wasn't any issue with crud in the tunnel. It was actually pretty clean. So there was nothing in the tunnel causing binding of the firing pin.

So...I'm putting money on it being weak hammer spring. We shall see...
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Were the primers getting marks?
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Yes, light strikes.
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Got my new Hammer Spring in from e-sarcoinc.com and installed it. Now I've got to take it to the range to see if it fixes the light primer strike issue. I can tell you this...it was a helluva lot harder to install than the original.

Also FYI..Grabagun has the "good" pistols back in stock. I picked up another one yesterday. It's got some honest holster wear but internally it looks like it has hardly been shot. These little guns are like potato chips...you can't have just one.
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