Star M1914. Finish appears to be of superior quality to other examples of this model. No magazine.
The Star Model 1914 was a blowback 7.65mm pistol marketed prior to the First World War by the Spanish company Star-Bonifacio Echeverria. This example does not bear the maker's usual inscription, but a trademark featuring a French 75mm field gun. This suggests that it was manufactured for sale by a French intermediary. The use of an image of the famous 'Soixante-Quinze' field gun was evidently an attempt to exploit the patriotic fervour which surrounded that weapon before and during the First World War.
1. stamped on left of slide
2. stamped on left of slide
3. stamped on left of slide
1. 75 (digits on either side of depiction of artillery piece)
2. CAL 765
3. MARQUE DEPOSEE