Star Model BKM
Design & Development
This handgun is more or less identical to the Star Model BM (of which it is a derivative). However, it instead uses an aluminum frame, which was a response to the growing demand in the U.S. for smaller, lighter firearms that could be more easily concealed, and that were chambered in the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. As a result, the Star BKM weighed only 26 ounces, which was quite innovative for its time.
The breech locking utilizes John Browning's / Colt's "swinging link" traditionally found in the 1911, but uses only one locking lug on the top of the barrel in order to engage the slide.
- Type: Semi-automatic pistol
- Action: Locked Breech
- Overall Length: 7 inches (178 mm)
- Barrel Length: 3.9 inches (100 mm)
- Weight: 26 oz (737 grams)
Links & Resources
Star-Firearms.com - An incredible website featuring extensive information on every firearm ever made by Star, as well as many images and diagrams!