|PRICE:||R 1,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Direct Blowback|
|CONDITION||Fair to good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Star Model F series is the .22 LR caliber, general purpose target pistol variant of the classic, Spanish manufactured Star pocket pistols.
The first model in this line was introduced in 1932, with the fourth and last variation of the Model F launched in 1967, with the end of production in 1983.
All these pistols are generally similar in arrangement and scale, with a fixed barrel, straight blowback operation, and single-action lockwork.
All have a thumb-operated safety just behind the trigger on the left side of the frame, and the takedown button is to the rear of this, in a notch in the top of the grip panels.
The model F was itself made in a number of variants, most of which are configured for target purposes, with precision sights and larger barrels.
Over the years there have been four series, and in each series three basic versions of were made, each differing mostly in barrel length; a 4″ sold simply as the model F, a 6″ version called the F Sport and a 7″ version called the F Target.
This particular pistol is a Third Series Model F Sport, first introduced in 1958.
It is identifiable as such by the conventional thumb-activated safety lever, the plastic grip panels with contoured thumbrest, the integrated-looking squared barrel and the pronounced, all-steel backstrap.
This pistol is in fair to good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall, original finish is still good with no signs of wear, except there are areas of light surface rust from storage (likely easily removed) mainly on the sides of the barrel, front of the grip and on the trigger.
The original plastics grips are still in very good condition.
It comes in its original cardboard box (tattered) and includes the original manual.
Includes 2 x 10 round magazines.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- STEEL CHALLENGE
- PIN SHOOTING – .22 Rimfire Handgun matches only
- Target Shooting
The Star Model F Sport is a great, fun gun for simple target shooting and plinking at the range, and is also an excellent tool for teaching handgun shooting and fundamentals of basic marksmanship to young or beginner shooters.