The Spanish proof stamps changed in the very late 1920s and very early 1930s, so there were what I'll call "early" and "late" versions of interest to us here.
This well-made, well-designed double-action six-shot chambered an 8mm cartridge that fired a 121.9-grain bullet at 625 fps for a muzzle energy of some 106 ft-lbs.Not exactly hard-hitting, but not unusual ballistics when compared with some of the other European revolvers of the period.Before I make a decision (more truthfully, try to convince the wife), I wanted to see what the experts say about the pistol and it's worth.I'm not mentioning the seller or the price he listed to keep his privacy, unless he chooses to speak up in here. This Spanish pistol was shipped to Bulgaria during WWII. In the 1980's the Bulgarians released these handguns on the surplus market.Izarra models were in 7.65mm and factory stamped with the encircled letter I code on the tang as well as on the 3 nickel plated magazines shipped with each gun.
Star produced 57,000 of them along with more of the model 1914 , in two variations, during the war.
A few days ago, I posted a new purchase from RGuns on the Military Handgun forum (I didn't know there was a Spanish Pistol forum) that met mixed reviews.
I'm keeping the pistol because it was my first Star and it's pretty much as advertised and has some history. t=671890 The reason I'm starting this thread is to ask about another pistol that a board member offered to sell me.
Star sold a small number of these guns to Portugal for trials post war.
Star 1914 in 7.65 mm used by the French during WWI and later.
Putting Bulgarian Star Model B with the added Waffen proof mark into your collection just might be the thing to do.