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Old 05-04-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Star PD Buffers

Are there "suitable" replacements for the factory Star PD buffer? Can/will the Hiett buffer, SHOK-BUFF or one of the buffers made/marketed by http://www.buffertech.com/ work? Anyone on the list try these or other buffers and had success?

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Old 05-21-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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I've never tried to adapt a 1911 buffer to the PD, but I would think you could do a little whittling, and get one to work. Since the buffer is acting as the guide rod head, you'd probably want one that is on the stiff side.
How do you get the guide rod apart? I've had two PDs, and never figured it out.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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Guide rod take down

The rod is threaded at the buffer end. It is a conventional right hand thread, [ unscrews counter clockwise. ] You will have to heat the the buffer end [lightly] and lock it in a soft jawed vise while using pliers [ again soft jawed-/brass ? ] to turn the rod. the factory seems to have used some type of thread sealer. After the first time you will probably be able to do this w/out tools. HTH. P.S. the original spring is/was 12#, a 14# or 16# Wollf is a great replacement. :wink:
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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Star PD recoil buffers

Check jackfirstgun.com. They manufacture buffers for the Star PD.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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I have a guide rod...

that is modified to use standard 1911 buffers. I sold my Star PD, but found I had this guide rod and 3 factory mags left(1 stainless) all with the factory rounded follower and big window sided mags. my e-mail is hhi812@ak.net
 
Old 12-26-2005, 06:07 AM   #6
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I just got one of these pd's for christams. It is prety worn on the finish but looks solid mechanivally. How do i tell if the shock buffer needs changed?I didnt know it had one til i read this. :lol:
 
Old 12-26-2005, 06:09 AM   #7
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I just got one of these pd's for christams. It is prety worn on the finish but looks solid mechanivally. How do i tell if the shock buffer needs changed?I didnt know it had one til i read this. :lol:
Also any idea where i can find some pachmar grips for this? there are none on their website or in the midway catalog but i have seen them on another one of these at a gunshow.
 
Old 12-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #8
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Have to admit, have had PD's both in NIB and well worn(hardly any blueing left), and to tell you the truth they both shot great. The only time they started acting up, was when the hard factory bushing, started chipping sort of. I had one PD that had a little adapter, that would accept standard 1911 bushings, which are softer, lasted longer, and was easier and cheaper to get. I can ask a buddy if he has anything left, because he bought my last one. I think he might only have an extra top slide left? The one I sold before that, I gave the Pachmayr grips with the gun, although theguy I sold the PD to, really didn't want it prefering the wood, but took it anyway.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 08:34 PM   #9
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Checked with buddy, only parts he has left, is a complete slide. He sold his gun.
 
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