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Old 02-12-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Yup, the title says it all. I was given a Star .25 "Saturday night special". It was missing the safety, so I just stuck a bolt in its place. Despite its ungainly condition, it works great. Before you say somethin like "you should use it as a fishing weight" or "I wouldn't use one if it was free", it may be a cheap gun, but its pretty good for free.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that, enjoy it. Be careful with the safety issue though. Someone gave my dad a Mossberg Brownie and it was really fun to shoot too.

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I love it man, looks great! No SNS in my eyes.

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I agree with you. If it was free and it is safe to shoot then knock it out. Enjoy!!

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Cool old gun.

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Check out Numrich Gun Parts at

www.gunpartscorp.com

And

www.stevespages.com/page7b.htm

for the schematics.

Narrow down the model number as much as possible.

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I believe your "Star" is actually a "Gallus" manufactured by Retolaza Hermanos of Eibar, Spain in the early 1920's or a "Renard" made by Echave y Arizmendi of Eibar.

Star .25 ACP (6.35mm) pistols generally had an open top slide and exposed hammers.

Is there any information stamped on the left side of the slide?

The safety should be relatively easy to make.

No matter the parentage, the price was right.

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I believe your "Star" is actually a "Gallus" manufactured by Retolaza Hermanos of Eibar, Spain in the early 1920's or a "Renard" made by Echave y Arizmendi of Eibar.

Star .25 ACP (6.35mm) pistols generally had an open top slide and exposed hammers.

Is there any information stamped on the left side of the slide?

The safety should be relatively easy to make.

No matter the parentage, the price was right.
Possible so. All it says is "spa" and "model automatic pistol" the grip says "cal 6.35"
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I'm prolly gonna buy a box of .25s tomorrow, cause its something Walmart actually has
I also wanna get a box of .32 long, for my grandmother. My grandfather had an old Iver-Johnson .32 revolver, and now she has that and a Raven MP-25. I wanna get her some ammo for the better gun, and teach her how to shoot it.

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Nothing wrong with that, enjoy it. Be careful with the safety issue though. Someone gave my dad a Mossberg Brownie and it was really fun to shoot too.
My dad gave me a mossy brownie years ago, haven't ever shot it.
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