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Maverick JS 9mm

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I have a original Maverick JS 9mm Made by Stallard Arms. My question is will a slide off a Stallard JS 9mm made after Mossberg cought up with Stallard and the Maverick TM work on my Maverick frame? I'm not talking HiPoint , I'm talking Stallard Arms the gun made in a garage! Might not be collectable but it's rare, unfortunately my slide on the Maverick broke a big chunk off the side shooting in the winter a few years ago. It was my Dads gun so I'd like to get it safe and functional again. Unfortunately
no gunsmith in my area will touch it. So I'm gonna see if I can fix it myself. I have been watching ebay and see slides available.... Any input or information is appreciated!
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Welcome aboard. Yes, the Maverick JS 9mm and the Stallard JS9 are the same gun and parts will interchange.
If you get stuck, we can help you. Lots of experienced folks here.
Thank you! I really appreciate the help!
Numrich has a Stallard / Maverick schematic.

While pointed in a safe direction, pull the slide back to verify the gun is empty. Release the slide and pull the trigger to release the tension on the firing pin. Then pull the slide back, and punch out pin #8, lift upward to free the "dolls head" #7, and you should be good.
The trick is keeping the slide back far enough. I've used a flat headed screw driver and stuck it between the slide and the safety #12. Inevitably the screwdriver pops out of place and the slide slaps back, so don't be surprised if that happens to you.
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BDR is correct. Strassell Machine won't repair Stallards or Mavericks anymore.
However, Iberias and Haskells go to a different factory, and last I heard they are still being repaired.
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Iberia service info (40 S&W only): www.iberiaxtras.com
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Haskell Service info: (45 ACP only) www.hipoint45.com
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It doesn't.

As you stated in your reply to Moona, Maverick / Stallard owners are SOL in terms of factory support.

I do seem to recall there were two different diameter pins used; I believe the later pistols used a larger diameter which would be helpful in your case. My memory is a tad fuzzy however, so I'll have to take a look at mine to confirm.
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@BDR1976 I confirmed there are differences in the barrel pin diameters with the newer Stallard pistols.
What I failed to remember was that the entire barrel block is different between the old vs. new. See below.
Both of my older "slab grip" Stallards have the smaller diameter pins, while my newer "curved grip" Stallards have the larger diameter pin. FWIW, the diameter of the take down pins that retain the doll's head are different as well.
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I have the small old style barrel and pins like the top of the two guns pictured. However the pins have never been removed but it looks like slight oval shaped wearing of the pin holes. I was thinking oversize pins maybe would be possible.
Oversized pins should do the trick. I'd be careful not to overdo it, there isn't a lot of extra material on the frame beneath the barrel on the old frames. I'm wondering if that might be why the frame / barrel design was changed?
I like the new grip design are the grips interchangeable between old and newer? They appear to be.
I just confirmed they are. The grip screw threads are slightly different on mine, YMMV.
I honestly don't have a clue about the actual size. I'd suggest you run a drill bit thru it before attempting to drive the pin through. Add a dab of oil on the pin before pressing it in.

I once cracked a Davis frame punching an un-oiled, oversize pin thru to pin a barrel in place.
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Uh, I have no idea what you're talking about. Only way I heard something was another member told me I got deleted. Shows you how much attention I paid to this thread.
You're right, TNT, I was mistaken, it was Mole. My sincere apologies.

That's what I get for trying to do two things at once while sneaking a Christmas cookie of the cooling rack. Oh wait, that's three things at once.
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You owe me a cookie!!!!
They are pretty good. @Pistolkitty did manage to score some a couple years ago. These days Sweetie's cookie factory is churning out a lot less.
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We love thread drift, but I'll try to pull this thread back into line.

As I noted in an earlier post there are a few differences between the early "slab grip" Maverick/Stallard JS9 and the later "curved grip" Stallard.

Tomorrow (hopefully - if cookies don't distract me) I plan on tearing both down and doing a side-by-side comparison which I'll post here.
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Maverick – Stallard differences:
The first pistol Tom Deebs’ put on the market was the “Maverick Firearms” JS-9. That name didn’t make the marketing folks at Mossberg very happy, and so Maverick Firearms became Stallard Arms.
Hi-Point fans refer to the early Stallards as “slab grip” models, and the later models as “curved grip”. But what other differences exist in these pistols, besides the grips?
Below: Early Maverick/Stallard JS-9 with slab grip removed
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Below: Late Stallard Arms JS-9 with curved grip removed
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Below: Close-up of the early Maverick/Stallard JS-9 with the Safety engaged. Note that the slide retainer pin is inaccessible. This means you have to physically hold the slide in position while removing (and replacing) the pin – it’s a bit of a challenge until you get used to it.
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Below: Close-up of the late Stallard Arms JS-9 with the Safety engaged. Note that the slide retainer pin has been made accessible and this makes removing the pin far easier.
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Below: Looking into the magwells, the Early Maverick/Stallard JS-9 (top) has a non-serrated magazine release, and a wider magazine positioning rib at the front than it’s later Stallard kin.
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Slide Retainer (aka “Doll’s Head”). (Early Maverick/Stallard on right) Although they look like they will interchange, they will not as the slide retainer roll pins used to fix them in place are different diameters.
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Strap: (Early Maverick/Stallard on top) The later model Stallard’s strap is sculpted to be more ergonomic in keeping with the curved grips. Note the heel mag release protrudes out further on the earlier pistol.
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Drop safety: (Early Maverick/Stallard on top) The early Maverick/Stallard lacks any drop safeties, while the later Stallard has a sear block and spring, plus a counter weight and pivot pin similar to the C-9.
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Slide components: Recoil springs and safety levers appear to be the same between the early and late models. Firing pins and sears are unique, however; the sear geometry is configured to dovetail into the firing pin grooves.

Below: Early Maverick/Stallard.
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Below: Later Stallard. Note the flat on top of the sear and the deep non-tapered firing pin groove.
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Trigger Guard and Triggers:
Early Maverick/Stallard features a more angular trigger guard and a sharply shaped trigger.

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Late Stallard trigger guard sports a slight finger rest “horn” and the trigger has rounded edges.
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Below: The later Stallard Arms JS-9 features six ribs on the frame just to the left of the safety lever, and also has an additional pin on the right as part of the pistol’s counter weight mechanism.
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Barrels: The later Stallard barrel block (top) is significantly beefed up compared to the early barrel. The retaining pins are larger in diameter, and the barrel features front legs similar to those found on the C-9. The early barrel appears far less complex in design in comparison.
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Frame composition and weight:
The Early Maverick/Stallard JS-9 frame (below) is cast of an alloy material, most likely Zamak. It is non-magnetic, meaning there is no ferrous material in its construction. With the trigger, trigger bar, and heel release still in place, it weighs 14.2 ounces.
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The later Stallard JS-9 frame (below) appears to be cast out of aluminum. With the trigger, trigger bar, heel release, and counter weight mechanisms still in place, it weighs 6.6 ounces.
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^Now you know a lot more than you probably wanted to know about Hi-Point's earlier ancestors.^ 😁
And yes, I know I've got a buggered up F/P spring in my later Stallard. :rolleyes:
This might be the holy grail for a Maverick JS-9: Tupperware box with "Maverick Firearms" molded in the top, and an instruction manual (no, it's not mine).

Wonder if old what's-his-name's got one. Probably.
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