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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.

Re: Star BM with Aluminum Frame

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 am
by RWS
I heard there was a later version with aluminum frame. Where would one be found?
I'm resurrecting this thread for WPFLGUN's benefit. In the Jan. 2018, 2nd issue of the Firearms News (page 98) Sarco is advertising Star BKM pistols (w/alloy frames) for $190 in "GOOD" condition. This is the alloy frame version of the BM.

Due to the long lead time for placing ads in the Firearms News it is entirely possible that they are out of stock, I dunno, but may be worth a phone call to Sarco. 610-250-3960.

-Bob