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Snagged this up recently. As far as I know its South African Defense Force. Property mark stamp on the frame and Magazine. Condition is unimproveable, finish is near perfect and original. P1 Marked under the grip, dating it to 1971

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22 views, no comments... Tough crowd! hahaha
 

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Nice South African marks. Where can I get one? :)
 

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The Star 9mm was standard side-arm issue to officers in the South African Army in 1970's and 1980's. I was in SA army back then. These were very well known in South Africa.
 

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JohanM, Are you saying the mark shown is in fact representative of the SA army? Do you know if this mark is used today?
 

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I don't think any of the marks are SA Army marks and , even if so, the same marks would probably not be used in South Africa today for political reasons.

JohanM, Are you saying the mark shown is in fact representative of the SA army? Do you know if this mark is used today?
 

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Thanks, my understanding from several years ago was the mark is from pistols used in Isreal but no factual confirmation of that also.
 

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That is the point I am trying to clarify....where is that stamp listed as SA or any other organization ? Factual reference please.
 

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Yellow sled, Thanks for the info, I found my mark in the reference material and this clears up and interests me in the history of my pistol. I love to fill in the blanks! Mike
 

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Yellow sled, Thanks for the info, I found my mark in the reference material and this clears up and interests me in the history of my pistol. I love to fill in the blanks! Mike
Hi Sled, I can also confirm that the M in a U is the SA military property mark of the time. You may also find the SA proofmark, a T in Buck horns somewhere on the firearm.
 
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