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TarpleyG
January 26, 2003, 04:57 PM
I picked up a Norinco 1911 GM and have decided to build a custom out of it. Progress thus far includes replacing the grip safety with a Chip McCormick beavertail. Anyone have a recommendation when I get ready to refinish this guy? Thinking NP3 or some other durable finish.

Started with this...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid42/pf9141a7dab2723a8a7b839e47dd66733/fcf1171a.jpg

After cutting the frame for the new beavertail...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid48/p3492d22f35d9ed788ab4c8477b85a7fe/fcc09f56.jpg

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Zander
January 26, 2003, 06:47 PM
You've started with an excellent base. The Norks are exact replicas of the 1911A1. I've owned four of them...two went to friends and one went to a well-known builder of race-pistols in my area who said he hadn't been able to find "raw" material at a better price. The one I retained is the most accurate .45ACP I've ever owned. I did have the slide finished in matte nickle and it tightened it up just a little bit more. :cool:

Excellent values for the money. Good luck with yours!

Kahr carrier
February 5, 2003, 07:56 AM
Try Tripp Research for your refinishing needs .Norinco 1911 they are a good base 1911 to build a custom. Nice job on the Beavertail.:)

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