So, I finally took pics of my Carry Norinco.


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steveracer
December 12, 2008, 07:03 PM
This is the Nork I carry these days. I got the gun a long while back, and it was butt ugly, but ran great, so I took the time to make it real purty.
High gloss blue (1200 grit on the flats, 320 on the rest) with trijicon front sight, Yost Retro rear, EGW extractor, firing pin stop, high magazine catch, and slide stop, and Colt thumb safety. Grips are white paper micarta, but I also have elephant ivory it wears from time to time (with medallions, which is a little sacreligious on a Chinese gun). I carry in an EP Saddlery IWB rig, and use GI 7-round mags that my old ship tossed in the dumpster. She shoots great, and now she looks great, too! (that's not a scratch, just a little excess oil.)

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mordechaianiliewicz
December 12, 2008, 07:11 PM
Looks excellent. I wish NORINCO still imported them. I might have gotten one just to have a 1911.

ConstantineJ9
December 12, 2008, 07:29 PM
Nice 1911

I was going to get one until I heard they stopped importing.

cjw3cma
December 12, 2008, 07:33 PM
They are for sale in Canada for very inexpensive prices - but there is no way to get one into the states that I know of.

And I don't think the new administration is going to rescind Clinton's EO that banned the importation.

steveracer
December 12, 2008, 10:28 PM
The steel in this one was a problem for my gunsmith, actually. He went through three dovetail cutters to get the front sight in, the stuff is very hard.
Steve

Beagle-zebub
December 12, 2008, 10:55 PM
I'm surprised that he agreed to do the cutting at all--he must not have heard what they're made of.

steveracer
December 12, 2008, 10:56 PM
Railroad tracks is the norm for these.

schmeky
December 12, 2008, 11:05 PM
Steveracer,

You have an excellent pistol there. I polished and blued my Norinco at home using a home-made hot blue. I have mildly modified mine with a cheap Sarco slide w/Novak style sights, a Roto brand barrel, a Wilson drop-in beavertail, and Chip McCormick mag. Mine is incredibly accurate, bet your life reliable, and a joy to handle and shoot.

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8653/img05431jy8.jpg

steveracer
December 12, 2008, 11:07 PM
Yours looks cool schmeky. Enjoy it!

Lucky
February 28, 2009, 04:30 PM
Cool!

DocBoCook
April 12, 2009, 03:18 AM
and now she's mine, with new grips to make her all mine.

outerlimit
April 12, 2009, 08:01 AM
Yea, railway tracks/spikes is a good analogy to the hardness of the steel the USA imported guns have. I have no idea if that's still true with the post-1994 to current Canadian imports.

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