Star Firearms: Chart of all Firearms by Caliber
 
 
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I notice we get a lot of hits to this page, and I'd like that to stop. Its REALLY not up to date, or particularly accurate. I encourage you to take any info here with a grain of salt, and to visit the series home page for the best info I have published at this time.

When you click on a link, that will return the series page. Every model in that series is covered on those pages. If its not explicitly covered, that is because I don't have enough information, or its such a minor variant that there is no need to discuss it separately. Always refer to the chart below first. It has lots of the information you want, like dates manufactured.

Note: Series names are of my own devising, and are not factory information — Some may draw distinctions or similarities that are not true, and these may well change in the future. In fact, they already have. I previously thought there was more relation between the C and F than there now appears to be.

Star Firearms Ordered by Caliber

Series Model Caliber Manufactured Notes
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.22 (.22 Long Rifle)

F F .22 Long Rifle 1928 1942 4" barrel with safety behind trigger as on a pocket pistol.
F F Sport .22 Long Rifle 1932 1942 6" version of above.
F F Target .22 Long Rifle 1932 1942 7" version of above.
F FTB .22 Long Rifle 1932 1942 Accurized version of F; imported to the US by Stoeger in 1934.
F FK .22 Long Rifle 1932 1933 Single-shot version of F (non-repeating)
F FP .22 Long Rifle 1933 1934 Set trigger and orthopaedic grips.
F F .22 Long Rifle 1942 1958 4" barrel, round barrel; introduced thumb (rear-mounted) safety
F F Sport .22 Long Rifle 1942 1958 6" version of above, with thumb safety layout
F F Target .22 Long Rifle 1942 1958 7" version of above, with thumb safety layout
F F .22 Long Rifle 1942 1958 As above with barrel weights, , with thumb safety layout; Later version called "Olimpic" or "Olympic" (unclear)
F FR .22 Long Rifle 1958 1967 Revised 4" version of F with square barrel
F FR Sport .22 Long Rifle 1958 1967 Revised 6" square barrel version of above
F FR Target .22 Long Rifle 1958 1967 Revised 7" square barrel version of above.
F FR .22 Long Rifle 1967 1983 As 1958 FR with slide stop added
F FR Sport .22 Long Rifle 1967 1983 6" version with square barrel & slide stop.
F FR Target .22 Long Rifle 1967 1983 7" version with square barrel & slide stop.
F FM .22 Long Rifle 1972 1977 Grooved trigger guard added
H HF .22 Long Rifle 1955 1955 3" barrel, small aluminum frame.
H HK .22 Long Rifle 1955 1983 Similar to model HF -- Sold as the "Lancer" in the U.S.
.22 Rifle 110 .22 Long Rifle ??? ??? Semi-automatic .22 sport rifle
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.25 ACP (6.35 mm)

Pre-1920 Izarra .25 ACP 1905 1906 Hammerless; made in small quantities
Pre-1920 No. 2 .25 ACP 1906 1909 Concealed hammer with removable breechblock in slide
Pre-1920 No. 2 .25 ACP 1907 1909 Concealed hammer, non-removable breechblock.
Pre-1920 1906 .25 ACP 1906 ??? Apparently just an exposed hammer version of No. 2 pistol.
Pre-1920 1908 .25 ACP 1908 1914 Mannlicher styling with rowel/commander exposed hammer; some marked Estrella on grips.
Pre-1920 1908 .25 ACP 1908 1914 As above with bird on grips and safety on hammer
Pre-1920 1914 .25 ACP 1914 1926 Smaller version of French issue .32 of same year. Hammer block safety.
Pre-1920 1919 .25 ACP 1919 ??? Another exposed hammer pocket pistol.
Pre-1920 1920 .25 ACP 1920 ??? Upgrade to model 1919 pocket pistol. Not to be confused with Model Militare 1920.
E E .25 ACP 1925 1934 Ultra-compact with semi-spur hammer, safety behind trigger.
Pre-1920 1926 .25 ACP 1926 1930 As 1914 but with safety behind trigger.
C CO .25 ACP 1930 1956 Compact, blowback similar to small F. Safety behind trigger as on early F series.
C CU .25 ACP 1956 1973 Same as Co, but with thumb safety, as the later model F series
C CK .25 ACP 1973 1983 Streamlined, aluminum-framed version of CU. Sold as "Starlet" in U.S.
E StarLite .25 ACP ??? 1994 Super-compact pocket pistol; Recent update of E series; NOT the Starlet C-Series
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7.63 mm Mauser

Pre-1920 Model 1 Militar 7.63 mm Mauser 1914 1914 French army contract version of model 1914
Pre-1920 1914 7.63 mm Mauser 1914 1914 Commercial version of Model 1 Militar
1920 1920 7.63 mm Mauser 1920 1921 Export version of M1920.
1921 1921 7.63 mm Mauser 1921 1921 Export Version of M1921
A A 7.63 mm Mauser 1922 1983 Export version of M 1922 (see all under 9 mm B-B)
M M 7.63 mm Mauser 1933 1983 Larger than A.
M MD 7.63 mm Mauser 1933 1980 M with selective-fire mechanism.
M MM 7.63 mm Mauser 1933 1983 M with shoulder stock.
M MS 7.63 mm Mauser 1956 1983 As above with magazine safety.
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7.65 Parabellum (.30 Luger)

U US 7.65 Parabellum ??? ??? Full-sized, steel-framed service type pistol, like model P or M.
U UKS 7.65 Parabellum 1972 1972 Alloy framed, shorter barrel than US.
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.32 ACP (7.65 mm)

Pre-1920 No. 2 .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1908 1909 Larger version of 1907 No. 2 .25.
Pre-1920 1910 .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1910? ??? Larger version of 1908 .25 with hammer.
Pre-1920 1913 .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1913 1915 As above with longer barrel.
Pre-1920 Izarra .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1914 1921 Ruby-type. Not all sold to France.
Pre-1920 1914 .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1915 1918 French issue - 20,000 delivered.
Pre-1920 1926 .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1926 1931 Similar to 1914 but safety behind trigger.
H H .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1931 1936 Spur hammer, pocket sized.
I I .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1932 1935 4?" version of then current F .22.
I I .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1935 1942 Above with slide stop and thumb safety.
I I .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1942 1957 Above but without slide stop.
I I .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1957 1967 As 1942 version but with squared barrel.
I I .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1967 1967 As 1957 version with slide stop.
I IR .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1967 1983 New name for 1967 I.
S SI .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1944 1983 Miniaturized model A/B series, identical to S but in .32
S Super-SI .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1948 1983 As above with quick takedown and linkless, as on the Super-B.
S SIS .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1957 1983 SI with magazine safety.
D DKI .32 ACP (7.65 mm) 1972 1982 .32 version of DK (see under .380); unimportable in U.S.
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7.65 mm (.32 French Long)

L L .32 French Long 1933 1933 Five only made for French Army tests.
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.380 ACP (9mm Browning Short, 9 mm Corto)

Pre-1920 1914 .380 ACP 1914 1926 Similar to M1914 .32
D D .380 ACP 1922 1928 Small locked-breech with safety behind trigger
D D .380 ACP 1928 1983 Thumb safety and slide stop in normal location; one report indicates ceased production in 1932, but it was sold thru the 1980s, so something is wrong; also sold as Starfire; also sold as FIE model D in US
D Super-D .380 ACP 1950 1950 Smallest Super version, few made; name implies linkless quick-takedown, but not certain; year of mfg is odd
D DK .380 ACP 1956 1982 Alloy frame version of D above.
D DKL .380 ACP 1982 ??? New name for DK, presumably with some internal unkown change
H H .380 ACP 1930 1932 Same as H in .32; may not have existed, should have been called HN all along
H HN .380 ACP 1932 1936 Same as 1930-32 H above, but renamed for caliber name consistency
I I .380 ACP 1933 1933 Same as I in .32; may not have existed, should have been called IN all along
I IN .380 ACP 1934 1935 Same as 1930-32 I above, but renamed for caliber name consistency
I IN Police .380 ACP 1935 1940 Moved safety to thumb position and added slide stop; description seems suspect...
S S .380 ACP 1940 1983 Miniaturized model A/B series; used by WW2 Luftwaffe
S Super-S .380 ACP 1948 1983 Quick takedown linkless version, few made
S SS .380 ACP 1957 1983 S with magazine safety
S Super-SM .380 ACP 1971 1983 As S-Super with adjustable rear sight
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9mm Parabellum (Luger)

1920 1920 9 mm Parabellum 1920 1921 1911-shaped, export/commercial version of military model
1921 1921 9 mm Parabellum 1921 1921 Rarer evolutionary step between 1920 & 1922/A, with grip safety
B B 9 mm Parabellum 1924 1931 Alternate name of M1922; few made originally in parabellum
B B 9 mm Parabellum 1931 1983 M1911A1 backstrap added; few made originally in parabellum
B B .08 9 mm Parabellum 1942 1944 German police/military issue; only made in 9 mm Parabellum
B B-Super 9 mm Parabellum 1946 1983 Quick takedown feature
B BS 9 mm Parabellum 1957 1983 As B with magazine safety
B BG 9 mm Parabellum 1965 1966 Appx 2,000 made, minor change to magazine latch
B BKS 9 mm Parabellum 1970 1983 Compact pistol with aluminum frame
B BKM 9 mm Parabellum 1972 ??? Even smaller than BKS
B BM 9 mm Parabellum 1972 ??? As BKM with steel frame
28/30/31 28 9 mm Parabellum 1980 1983 Selective double-action, 15-shot, extractor on top; first of the "wondernines," badly failed JSAAP competition for new US service pistol in early 1980s
28/30/31 30M 9 mm Parabellum 1983 1994 Improvement of M28, extractor in normal location; adopted by Guardia Civil, others... - M is "Military" steel longer barrel
28/30/31 30MI 9 mm Parabellum ??? ??? No obvious changes from M. May have been an export for a military customer (Iraq, Israel?).
28/30/31 30PK 9 mm Parabellum 1983 1994 Improvement of M28, extractor in normal location; adopted by Guardia Civil, others... - PK is "police" Aluminum and shorter barrel
28/30/31 31PK 9 mm Parabellum 1990 1994 Improvement over M30, coned barrel, decocker; no large contract sales, - All "P" length, mostly PK aluminum models, a few P steel models in .40 S&W
Firestar 43 9 mm Parabellum ??? 1994 Firestar compact, modern series but single action
Firestar 243 9 mm Parabellum ??? 1994 Firestar Plus, as 43 but totally new aluminum frame for double-stack magazine
Ultrastar Ultrastar 9 mm Parabellum ??? 1994 No known number, first and only plastic Star frame of any sort
Ultrastar 105 9 mm Parabellum ??? ??? Aluminum-framed predecessor to the Ultrastar, very few or none sold
Z-62 & Z-63 Z-63 9 mm Parabellum 1945 ??? Tubular-construction, conventional layout SMG with rotate or pull trigger for fire selection; Parabellum model for export sales only
Z-62 & Z-63 Z-70/B 9 mm Parabellum 1971 ??? Variant of Z62 with conventional fire selector and trigger layout, replaced Z62 in service (no idea what B means); Parabellum model for export sales only
Z-75 & Z-84 Z-75 9 mm Parabellum 1975? ??? Commercial/development version of Z-84
Z-75 & Z-84 Z-84 9 mm Parabellum 1984 1994 Uzi layout SMG; 2 barrel lengths, no obvious model number differences; Spanish Army esp. Military Police issue
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9 mm Largo / 38 ACP

Pistols marked 9 mm / 38 (almost all 9 mm Largo Star pistols) are designed to fire .38 ACP and 9 mm Largo ammunition, but NEVER .38 Super. Read more detail on ammunition for older pistols.

Important Safety Notice: Be sure to use the correct ammunition. These are old guns, and the wrong ammunition could cause a catastrophic malfunction, with consequences including serious personal injury or death. Also, .38 ACP is NOT .38 Super; Although it will fit, under no circumstances should .38 Super ammunition be fired in firearms chambered for .38 ACP.

1920 1920 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1920 1921 Made for Guardia Civil with safety on slide
1921 1921 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1921 1921 Guardia Civil pistol with thumb and grip safety
A 1922 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1922 1931 First of 1911-style series, continuing thru to the 1980s in most Star series; Guardia Civil adopted some
A A 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1924 1931 Minor changes from M1922; model letter for commercial sales; several variants to match 1931 & 1940 updates
A 1931 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1931 1940 Same as model A, but for Spanish government issue
A 1940 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1940 1983 Same as M1931, but added curved mainspring housing and more checkering; for Spanish government issue
A A 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1931 1983 M1911A1 type backstrap added
A Super-A 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1946 1983 As model 1940 with quick takedown & linkless, like all Supers
A AS 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1956 1983 As A with magazine safety
M M 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1931 1983 Slightly larger than A.
M MD 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1931 1983 As M with selective fire
M MB 9mm Largo/.38 ACP ??? ??? As M, but with stock and attachment system of MD. Very few made, c. 1959.
M Super-M 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1946 1983 Quick takedown & linkless, as Super-B
M MS 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1956 1983 As M with magazine safety
SMG Si35 9mm Largo/.38 ACP ??? ??? Conventional 1st gen. SMG, some Spanish use in Civil War, 300 spm version
SMG RU35 9mm Largo/.38 ACP ??? ??? xx35, 700 spm version
SMG TN35 9mm Largo/.38 ACP ??? ??? xx35 Multiple fire rate version -- selection by arranging two switches; tested by UK and US for WW2, but rejected for complexity
SMG Z-45 9mm Largo/.38 ACP ??? ??? Similar to MP40 SMG; Spanish Army issue after Civil War to 1945; dual pull trigger for fire selection
Z-62 & Z-63 Z62 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1945 ??? Tubular-construction, conventional layout SMG with rotate or pull trigger for fire selection; Spanish army issue
Z-75 & Z-84 Z84 9mm Largo/.38 ACP 1984? 1994 Offered in Largo, but may never have been made or sold
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9mm Browning Long

C C 9 mm Browning Long 1924 1931 Few made, reportedly similar to A - This presents a problem, as the caliber and description put it at odds with the other C-series pocket pistols.
C Super-C 9 mm Browning Long 1946 1946 Quick takedown feature and linkless lock as the Super-B, few made. See C above for my problems with this gun.
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.40 S&W

28/30/31 31P .40 S&W 1990 1994 Stell-framed version of 31PK in .40. Smaller numbers made.
Ultrastar Ultrastar .40 .40 S&W ??? 1994 No known number, first and only plastic Star frame
Ultrastar 105 .40 S&W ??? ??? Aluminum-framed predecessor to the Ultrastar, very few or none sold? Not in .40?
Firestar 40 .40 S&W ??? 1994 Firestar compact, modern series but single action
Firestar 240? .40 S&W ??? 1994 A M243 Firestar Plus but with M40 top end. Model number unknown, but guess would be M240. Few made?
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10 mm (Norma) Auto

Megastar 50 10 mm Auto 1992 1994 Only sold as Megastar (not Model 50) in most locations, very large frame double column
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.45 ACP

Pre-1920 Izarra .45 ACP 1917 1917 First large-caliber prototype (hammerless) submitted for French tests. Order received but no production due to war. Anamolous, as all other Izarras are in very small calibers. Need confirmation.
1920 1920 .45 ACP 1920 1921 Export version of military model. Relatively few made.
1921 1921 .45 ACP 1921 1921 Export version of military model. Relatively few made.
P P .45 ACP 1923 1931 Largest frame size and caliber of the A/B series of 1911-like pistols.
P P .45 ACP 1931 1983 M1911A1 type backstrap added.
P PD .45 ACP 1931 1934 Selective-fire version of P. Not to be confused with 1975 PD sub compact.
P PS .45 ACP 1957 1983 As P with magazine safety.
P Super-P .45 ACP 1958 ??? Quick takedown model, presumably linkless as the Super-B.
P PKM .45 ACP 1974 ??? Similar to BKM. Prototype for PD?
P PD .45 ACP 1975 ??? Compact aluminum-frame model with low profile adjustable sights, popular at the time in the US. Produced till M45 took over.
Firestar 45 .45 ACP ??? 1994 Firestar compact, modern inverted-slide rail linkless series but single action.
Megastar 50 .45 ACP 1992 1994 Only sold as Megastar (not Model 50) in most or all locations, very large frame double column, all steel; in .45 and 10 mm only