9/25/18 - This is a very nice, all original example of a Star Model B with Nazi proof on the right side tang. It is all original and correct with about 94% high-polish blue remaining. There is some high edge wear on both sides of the slide, as well as a few small areas of patina or thinning on the top and bottom of the slide. The firm of Star Bonifacio Echeverria SA, located in Eibar, Spain, originated in 1905 but the factory was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). It was rebuilt adjacent to the original site, and during WW2 it supplied about 25,000 pistols to the German Army in France. There are two serial ranges for these contracts, with this pistol falling correctly into the second batch and given an E/WaA251 acceptance stamp. Only 10,000 were produced with this proof. The N with tilde denotes 1943 manufacture. The grips and magazine are all original and in very good to excellent condition. Excellent bore.