Basically, this is all the stuff that doesn't fit in another section. Most of all, while the rest of the site is more of a reference work, this is about actually owning and using a Star firearm. Not entirely, but mostly. Because of this vague definition, expect things to move in and out of this section.
Spares for old and out of production firearms are frequently very difficult to find. Especially with many Stars being less than totally popular in the US, this is a particular difficulty. Magazines are mostly very easy to find, just do a web search for your model name or number, browse a gun show or visit your local gun shop.
Everyone should replace any potentially bad springs with new springs from W.C. Wolff Company. They also have optional over or under factory power springs for some applications.
P.O. Box I
Newton Square, PA 19073-0458
Orders: 1-800-545-0077 (Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 EST)
I and many others I know have ordered from W.C. Wolff and received excellent service. They invariably have excellent products.
The PD requires a buffer to operate safely, and without damaging the frame. As far as I know, this is the only current maker of these. Replace the buffer each time the recoil spring is replaced.
1201 Turbine Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
The (Numrich) Gun Parts Corporation is almost always the best place to start for any gun parts. Calling is still a good idea, but they finally got a decent online catalog. Check it out at www.gunpartscorp.com.
SARCO frequently advertises one part or another in their advertising or at www.sarcoinc.com/. They have cleaning rods, new Star Super barrels, magazines for the B-Super and other stuff.
However, they also apparently bought most or all of Interarms' stock when they dropped the Star line. The items are not inventoried, so are not listed, but like most of these parts suppliers, if you call and ask they will look for the item for you. This includes parts for the PD, BM, BKS, BKM, Models 30, 31, Firestar, Ultrastar and others. Sarco is a generally nice place, and everyone gets good service from them.
Sarco also carries complete firearms, in quantity from imports and so on. They change their stock regularly, so to find out what they have look for Star pistols on the handgun list. I would also call if you are interested in other guns or need more details.
323 Union St.
Stirling, NJ 07980
1-908-647-3800 (8 am-4:15 pm EST)
Lots and lots of stuff, by mail order only. Suppoedly he bought a lot of the Interarms stock when Star went out of business, so items tend to be new, and in Interarms packaging, which is nice. Since the site is a bit badly organized, here's your direct links to items of interest to Star owners:
If you still cannot find parts for your older Star pistol, try sending some mail to this place: email@example.com. They mostly carry WWII German parts, but also have parts for most Spanish rifles and the Star model A pistols. Inventory changes frequently, so be sure to ask if they have the parts you are looking for.
Joe Lowe carries a wide selection of magazines, including a whole section for Star pistols. The day I put this up he had mags for the Firestar and Firestar Plus (13-round!), 45 Megastar, 9 Ultrstar and PD among others. Also interesting was a selection of the +1 mags for Firestars. I think they are all used, but in good shape.JLoweClips@aol.com
Marstar stocks a variety of parts for Models A, B, and P.
He stocks parts for B-Supers
9803 Plum Ridge Drive
Houston, TX 77064
4S Makes a variety of custom stocks for a lot of guns, including Star models A, B, C, P, AS, BS, PS, Super A, Super B, Super P, BM, BKM, BKS and S. Readers report good luck with the products every time. If you want something, go to the website and use the order form. Unlike most places, calling is apparently no good for ordering, though I'm sure they'll be happy to talk to you.
425 Wichita St.
Lockhart, Texas 78644
Phone: 512 398-2106
Try asking the local gunsmith. Don't know one? Ask a local gun shop, as they probably do. They are very resourceful, and either know all the tricks, or sometimes can just make you the part you need. If something critical cracks in half, don't loose it. The gunsmith might be able to weld it back together or make a new one based on looking at the broken part.
A number of gunsmiths buy the remainder of guns demilled by local police departments (I gather this is increasingly not allowed, however). I once got a complete M30M slide for $35 (I don't have it anymore, don't ask). They might not even know what they have, so if they have a pile of parts, drive on over and look at it.
And I want to reiterate again, the gun industry is really very friendly. Call up the local places. Call up the big parts suppliers. They have lots more than will ever be in any catalog, and if they don't have it they might just know who does if you talk to them long enough.
Many Spanish gun shops and gunsmiths bought Star parts or partly completed guns when they went out of business, either as lots direct from the factory auction, or through larger dealers who bought most of this stuff. One of our readers knows this shop, if still there, did this and had a large stock of such parts a few years ago
Armeria Alonso Ezcurdia
97 Bajo Interio
33203 Gijon Asturias
Tel. +34 985-130505
One of our readers suggests Josef Dlask for those hard to find parts. He made a Firestar extractor just by looking at the slide. Munch pricierr than typical spares, but cheaper than a new gun so if that's your only option... Expect some turnaround time as well.
Dlask Arms Corp.
202B - 1546 Derwent Way
Delta, BC V3M6M4
They also have offices in the US and Europe, so this applies to more than just the Canadian readers.
Here you might find the part you want. I am gonna post up a few items other readers have and want to get rid of. Send all postings to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure its a Star part. If not, I'll toss it.
This is a brief list of friendly holster makers, most with websites. They all either have holsters for Star pistols in stock or will make custom holsters. Most who do not do custom work only make holsters for some more common models, such as the PD and Firestars. The more generic/cheap the holster or maker, the more likely an incorrect gun will fit. Firestars and most decent-sized B & P series Stars will fit in 1911 or High-Power holsters. And lots of places make very generic belt slides. If you really feel you are out of luck, email me and I'll see if I have any ideas.
The top quality custom places are well worth the money and the wait. If you do decide to get one, a note about the wait. Most of them are small shops, so please don't panic when they say they will ship in 12-14 weeks. That's just how it goes. Plan ahead.