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Star BM with Aluminum Frame

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 am
by wpflgun
I heard there was a later version with aluminum frame. Where would one be found?

Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 am
by RWS
The BM was a steel-framed pistol. The one you are referring to is the BKM or BKS. The BKM is the same size as a BM; the BKS is a bit larger and has a magazine safety. The BKS was also sold as the "Starlite" model.

BM's are fairly easy to find. The BKM and BKS, not so much. I would guess that Gunbroker is your best bet. Otherwise, just dumb luck to stumble across one in a LGS.

- Bob

Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:06 am
by vonalt
I can across a BKM over the winter at a local gun shop. Price for it was $450. Bit steep for a Star pistol in my opinion.

Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:38 am
by RWS
I don't think either the BKM or BKS was in production long. I keep hearing stories about problems with the alloy frames cracking, although I really do not know how prevalent that was.