Star Model M Pistol

The Star Model M was an Spanish, automatic, 9mm-caliber pistol manufactured by the firm Echeverría in Eibar, Spain. Introduced in 1932, it was a reliable and sturdy weapon used by officers of both the right-wing army (Falange) and the republican army (socialists) during the Spanish Civil War. The design of the Star Model M pistol was very similar to that of the Colt M1911. When the pistol was fired the barrel and slide moved backwards a short distance with the lugs still engaged. At the end of this distance the barrel progress was arrested by a swinging link which swung round to pull the barrel lugs out of the receiver slide, which was then free to move farther and so eject the spent case and restart the loading cycle. The Star Model M was produced in a variety of calibers until the mid-1980s.

Specifications

Type: automatic pistol
Country of origin: Spain
Manufacturer: Echeverría
Issued: 1932
Caliber: 9mm Largo (long)
Barrel length: 5 in (12.5 cm)
Weight: 2 lb (1.02 kg)

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