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Old September 30th, 2014, 09:14 PM #1
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Star B Questions

I just got my Star B from J&G. Unfortunately, my picture taking skills are pretty limited.

Nice blued finish, good factory wood grips, and a very nice bore. It's a "* P" so I know it's a 1945. It does not appear to be a A - B conversion.

I have not had time to clean it much less do any test firing.

I have a few questions for those more knowledgeable (i.e. most everyone) about these guns.

1) The two "ramps" that hold the barrel link look a bit chewed up. Should I be concerned? Any ideas on the cause? Should I file these smooth(er)?

2) The slot for taking out the slide stop has a cut through the rail above it. Is that normal? Again, should I be concerned?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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I'd personally call them tomorrow and send that one back for a replacement. That cut in the rail isn't right, and I suspect there are other issues.
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Was this with hand select?
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I'd personally call them tomorrow and send that one back for a replacement. That cut in the rail isn't right, and I suspect there are other issues.
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Was this with hand select?
Yes it was. As far appearance goes, I was satisfied. It wasn't until I field stripped it that I saw these issues. I'm guessing hand select is only a quick look over and maybe racking the slide?
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Yes it was. As far appearance goes, I was satisfied. It wasn't until I field stripped it that I saw these issues. I'm guessing hand select is only a quick look over and maybe racking the slide?
Oh wow. I just ordered one with hand select from j&g last week, should be here thurs. Had a mix up with my c&r license. I've ordered a couple rifles from them in the past and they've always had great customer service. I'm sure they'll fix your problem.

Looks like the j&g model b's are blued, I sure hope mine is.
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I'm pretty sure the cut on the rail is normal. Every star b I have seen has it and mine has it to.
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A quick sampling of mine... M1931(military Model A) doesn't have it, 1943 Bulgarian has the slot (although thin), a mint 1944 unmolested B has the slot and it's fairly wide. As long as the lugs aren't cracked and the link looks ok it's probably GTG (examine those lugs really close, it looks like somebody was filing on them - maybe a repaired crack). Look inside the frame and slide for evidence of damage too, just to be sure.
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I'm turning my card in. I've never noticed a slot like that, and it's too late to pull some apart tonight. Still think the lugs look a bit suspicious. Don't know why they should be marked like that.
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Well I'll be. Both my '45 and '59 have the groove...but that's it for similarity. The '45 (also a J&G) looks fresh as a daisy.
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