SOLD - Scarce Star JO.LO.AR. Pistol

Type: JO LO AR
Maker: Star
Caliber: 9mm Largo
Condition: ~20%
Bore: 9/10
Year: 1928
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Availability: Out of stock
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10/5/21 - Patented in 1920, the Jo. Lo. Ar. Pistol is an upgraded version of Arrizabalaga's Sharp Shooter with two mechanical differences. First, is the installation of an extractor, and the second is the installation of a side lever, or palanca, as its inventor Jose de Lopez Arnaiz referred to it. Arnaiz, a Spanish gun dealer, sold Arrizabalaga on the idea of the folding lever, which would permit operation of the slide with the shooting hand. As the Sharp Shooter lacked any mechanical safety mechanisms, this upgrade was advertised as both a convenience and safety upgrade. The arrangement had Arrizabalaga producing the gun, and a company set up by Arnaiz building and installing the levers. Around 30,000 of these palanca-equipped firearms were sold in 9mm before Arnaiz broke off relations for unknown reasons. The main overseas purchaser was the Peruvian Mounted Police, who found the one-handed operation very functional on horseback. This particular example is original but finish is obviously worn throughout. It has the original hard rubber grips which are contoured. Terrific bore, seems like it would be a good shooter.
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Condition ~20%
Bore 9/10
Caliber 9mm Largo
Maker Star
Year 1928