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Old 03-14-2020, 11:45 AM
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Star PD .45

Just picked one off of GB - but it might be too nice to carry:



These NEED to be done again - please someone pick this up!

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Old 03-14-2020, 03:33 PM
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Not sure what they're good for, other than carry?
I do like the old ones, with casehardened hammer and polished overall.
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:52 PM
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I mean it looks too nice to carry - sure it is meant for carry - and I might. Sure cannot wait to shoot it.

Problem is I think it has the OLD recoil system and don't know if the "new" shock buffs will work.
https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopi...star-pd-buffer

But ran into this thread and don't know if they work in mine...
https://forums.gunboards.com/showthr...er-replacement
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:40 PM
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I had two PDs, and both had buffers as shown by First; what other kind is there?
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:39 PM
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Mine is flat and like the Wilson. The Jack First ones are different looking. See the second thread where all are shown.

BTW - looks like my Kahr PM JIT slide holster could work in a pinch.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:19 PM
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Got a facelift - the grips were really light and not treated/sealed. Had some dark red walnut stain.

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Old 03-18-2020, 08:42 AM
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Looks much better..... I have a few Star's but was never able to find
a PD. Have fun with it.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:00 PM
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Anyone have the original specs to the original buffer???
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:06 AM
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I was able to find an exploded view of the Star PD. Don't know if this helps at all.

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Old 04-29-2020, 10:35 PM
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So Did the older PD use a buffer?
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Old 05-02-2020, 07:02 AM
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Yes all Star PD Compact pistols had a recoil buffer due to the aluminum frame.

Here is some info from star-firearms website:

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The PD has a captive recoil spring/buffer assembly. Early ones are threaded and strongly loctited together, with a low-quality buffer. Sometime during 1981, this changed (without a model number change) to a different arrangement, including a long-life buffer with a split in the top allowing replacement without disassembly.
http://star-firearms.com/firearms/guns/p/index.shtml

I actually prefer the Star Firestar pistols over the PD even though the Firestars are heavier due to their steel frame.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:01 PM
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I posted contact info & pricing for new Star PD buffers. Looks like it may have been removed.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:10 PM
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I posted contact info & pricing for new Star PD buffers. Looks like it may have been removed.
Yes Sir , you did and I thank you for that. They are also listed on Ebay and I picked up a couple as they should come in handy.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:55 PM
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Yes Sir , you did and I thank you for that. They are also listed on Ebay and I picked up a couple as they should come in handy.
OK, good. I ordered some & they appear to work fine.
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:11 PM
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How did you replace the buffer? Was the end of the guide rod threaded so you could unscrew it?
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Old 05-04-2020, 10:58 PM
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How did you replace the buffer? Was the end of the guide rod threaded so you could unscrew it?
There are 2 types I'm told. One is a threaded 2-piece guide rod & the other is 1-piece. The buffers are slotted at the bottom & snap into place. I've heard that the buffers can break sometimes during installation. Warming them slightly might help. Apply a small drop of blue lock-tite to the threads on the 2-piece rod to prevent the end from loosening & flying away.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:00 PM
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How did you replace the buffer? Was the end of the guide rod threaded so you could unscrew it?
I have a local gunsmith and he is charging a modest fee for installing it. One end of my rod would unscrew just fine but the buffer end would not budge. I did not want to damage the rod and figured he would have proper tools to help with the job. I should have it back shortly and the new buffer will be better than my temp fix but the fix did work just not as durable.
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