Star Model 30M Damascene

Star semi-automatic pistol, caliber 9 x 19 parabellum, damascened. Made in Eibar in 1984
Country of origin


Part type

Semi-automatic pistol


Star, Bonifacio Echeverría, S.A.

Fabrication place

Eibar, Gipuzkoa


Star 30M, damasquinada

Serial number



9 x 19 mm Parabellum. (Center percussion)

Shooting system


Double action.

Operating system

Bolted by grommet cam, with slight recoil of the barrel.

Loading system

Staggered bifilar magazines of 15 shots.

Type of safety system

Manual needle safety lock, ambidextrous, located on the slide, which hides and blocks the firing pin. Automatic fall insurance, which prevents accidental firing by hitting.

Indicator of cartridge in chamber, visual and to the touch.

Length of canon

110 mm

Total length

205 mm

Weight, unloaded

1.140 g

Type of scales

Fully damascened metallic scales, held by a rear pin.




The Star 30M semi-automatic pistol is the evolution of the Star 28DA. The first prototype of this pistol was presented in November 1981, with the serial number 1,580,925.

Designed by Eduardo Iraegui Zamacola, it combines the best qualities of the SIG P210 pistol (Switzerland) and the CZ75 (Czech Republic).

The differences with its predecessor are summarized in a greater thickness and improved position of the slide grooves, a shorter extractor that also acts as a cartridge-in-chamber indicator, a change in the shape of its ambidextrous safety for a better fit in its holster and improvements to the rear sight and front sight.

She was Regulatory in the Civil Guard Corps and in the Ertzaintza (Euskadi Police).

The luxury model that is the object of this file, damascened with floral motifs, scrolls and bird scenes, has been made by María Jesús Berasaluce, a native of Eibar. This pistol was manufactured in 1984 (D2).