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Mfg Item #: 1839796
These pistols are service pistols & have been graded by the importer C.A.I "Good" Surplus Some may exhibit some holster wear on the finish in addition some may have mininal dings and scratches (See photos)
The Star Model 30MI is "exactly the same" as the 30M & were produced for the Indian government. The few over runs from the contract were imported by Interarms and sold in the U.S. as the Starfire Model 30MI.
Technically, the Star 30M is an updated version of the earlier Star 28M pistol. Star 30M is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol, that uses Browning-designed, linkless locking (High Power-type), with two lugs on the barrel and shaped cam under the chamber that interacts with slide stop axis iside the frame.
Star 30M features double action trigger with slide mounted ambidextrous safety that locks firing ping only, leaving trigger and hammer unaffected in "safety on" position, thus allowing the gun to be "dry fired" (however, this is unsafe and is not recommended). Star 30M also features magazine safety, that disables firing when magazine in not in position. Another safety feature is a loaded chamber indicator. Star 30M features internal slide rails (like the SIG P-210 or CZ-75). The frame and slide are made from steel (the aluminium-alloy frame version of the Star 30M is called Star 30PK and is somewhat lighter, as one can expect). The front sight is fixed, the rear sight is dovetailed and thus can be ajusted for windage.
This pistol had been developed and manufactured in Spain by Star Bonifacio Echeverria SA company. The Star 30M appeared in 1990 and had been adopted for service by a number of Spanish police organizations, and the Spanish armed forces. Police adopted the PK and the Military the M versions. PK means Police. It is shorter and aluminum. Whereas M means military, is longer and steel-framed. Spanish Air Force pilots also apparently used PK versions, and some Guardia personell used the M also. The Guardia Civil is a paramilitary organization and is both police and military, so this is a frequent source of issued-weapon confusion. The M30 was also adopted in some numbers by Peruvian police and security forces.