Lets see....Mmmm..... Star M-40 in Starvel 40 S&W?
Star BM in 9mm?
Star Model B in 9mm?
Astra A 75's in 40 S&W and 9mm?
Got to be the Astra's.....More ergonomically correct..Lighter in weight & decocker.
Yeah, that's it.
The MS is just a full size model, in the line of the model A, but way more robust, it is about the same size but 3 mimimeters ticker, with a weight of 1115 gr. unloaded. This allows the pistol to take calibers as the .45, in fact is the same pistol as a PS. It's the largest frame on classic models.
The first run of MS was produced in the 60's, and made in 9 Largo, it was a "heavy" Largo pistol. The second run, was produced in 1987, just 425 produced acording to Antaris, all in the 9 Parabellum caliber, and a few of them were sold as multicaliber sets that included a complete .45 upper. They were fitted with 30M sights.
Fewer examples were sold also in .38 Super Auto.
Here is my MS, with the .45 caliber mounted, hope you will like it:
Jorge, that is a lovely gun. I don't have an MS, and did not realize that in 9mm it is thicker than the comparable Model A or B. But of course if the frame must also also accommodate .45, it makes sense.
My own favorite (the most pleasasnt) shooter is the Super A. It is old-fashioned, like me.
Hi Mike, here is a pair of pictures where you can somewhat compare the difference, it's compared to an A model. In the other picture, with the 9P upper, and original grips, you can observe the magazine with a central "nerve" to accomodate the 9P, due to the difference in tickness.