I have a Model B, a BM, and an F, all in good shape with the F looking like it was made last week. Love them all, lots of cheap fun. Dead reliable. Parts are getting harder to find but there are some out there if you look hard. Most are C&R. Hollywood uses them in place of actual 1911's, as they function better with blanks. In "Pulp Fiction" both Samuel Jackson and Travolta used Stars.