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Up thru the 50s at least, a number of Stars in 9 mm had the chamber hoods stamped P'08 or something similar. The German-issued Star Pistols were only made from 1942-44, should have the last three digits of the serial on all major components, and may have German Army and/or Nazi proofmarks.

Some older pistols will have no model number on the butt.

This used to be rare, but is increasingly common as old stocks are cleared out.

I know of only some of the definitions; I and N mean a caliber change from the basic version, S means that they are updated to include a magazine safety and K means an aluminum frame.