Price Check


February 18, 2009, 05:24 PM
Would $570.00 be too much for a "slightly used" Norinco 1911, all original. No box? Seller stated is 90% 'CAUSE NO BOX. I thought that didn't affect condition, only overall value. Pls. advise. Thanks!

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February 18, 2009, 05:57 PM
I'd say way over priced.

Duke of Doubt
February 18, 2009, 06:00 PM
WAY over-priced.

Ala Dan
February 18, 2009, 06:04 PM

February 18, 2009, 06:38 PM
Sounds like rape to me

February 18, 2009, 07:02 PM

February 18, 2009, 07:43 PM
I agree with everyone, over priced. They are good pistols though.
Dave Z

February 18, 2009, 10:34 PM
Three most recently completed auctions on ranged from $410 to $425 to $450.

Several currently listed for $500 or more have been sitting with no bids.

Of course those "SOLD" prices don't include shipping/insurance/FFL Transfer Fee. Which makes them ~ $475 - $500 guns. Naturally, prices also vary by region.

So...Yes the one you describe is overpriced.

On the other hand, Norincos (like the Argentine 1927 Colts and Sistemas) are all-steel, quality 1911 clones of which there are a finite supply. They used to be $295 entry level import bargains. Nowdays they are sought after and I've not seen one for sale for below $350-$400 for quite some time. Prices will continue to rise.

Offer $450 (if the gun is in really nice shape). If you really want it, go to $500.

In the long run, you are talking beer/gas money ($50).

February 20, 2009, 01:22 PM
Thanks! I'm gonna ask the dealer if he'll come down. Let me ask you something else, pls. There is another one on GB, "never used," no mention of box, cheaper. It has a finger grooves on front of the grip. Is that original?

February 20, 2009, 01:37 PM
ha, you could get a brand new Springfield 1911 or a used COlt 1911 for that price! Maybe even a kimber custom 2 used!

I wouldn't pay more than $300 for one...but in reality, I wouldn't even pay $200 for one.

February 20, 2009, 01:39 PM
Do a search. There was a thread just a few days ago om Norinco values.

No finger groove grips are not stock in most cases. Try your local gun show.

and 1 more thing. You can get a NIB Rock Island Armory 1911 for under $400 if you look carefully. It will have a warranty and they are shooters. I just purchased one. I have also owned a Norc in the past.

Look up Bellshire Hardware on gunbroker.

February 20, 2009, 01:45 PM
Are you kidding? Norks are one of the preeminent firearms of our time! Their fit and finish is matched by none... You should also note that every part is machined from forged bar stock!

A good Norinco 1911 will be worth over a grand within a few years!

Just ask any of the Nork lovers on here

February 20, 2009, 01:45 PM
Most everyone who HAS owned or fired a Norinco will testify to thier value.

February 20, 2009, 01:53 PM
colemannw Just out of curiosity.

How many, and what types of 1911's have you owned? and/or fired?

February 20, 2009, 03:55 PM
colt 70 series gold cup and a 70 gov... a stainless 91-A1 and my pride n joy, a 1967 national match.

never owned a nork and never will

February 20, 2009, 04:31 PM
Offer $400 don't pass $450 unless you REALLY want it.

February 20, 2009, 04:31 PM
Thank You for indulging my curiosity colemanw. I had a Norc with upgrades. It shot very well. Never owned a Colt. Though I am sure they are outstanding firearms.

The reason I ask is because I believe others should know that there are 1911's out there that shoot very well and cost way under $500.

That is what my Norinco cost me, actually a Glock 26 + accessories and $100. I regret selling it. Needed the dough at the time. If I ever run into it again I would gladly buy it back. It was more reliable than my current 5", a Springfield Operator.

The funny thing is that neither of those pistols, a Springfield LW operator and a Custom build on a Norinco frame have been as reliable as my box stock RIA compact. At least so far...

February 20, 2009, 04:41 PM
that sounds high to me too.

February 20, 2009, 08:34 PM
I have been thinking about an RIA for a while. i have heard many good things... thought I might get one ans an under the seat pistol, after I swap out a few key parts with bar stock :)

keep the brass flying

February 21, 2009, 01:38 PM
Thanks again fellas! I passed on the Norinco 1911 for $599.00 & just sent payment on one for $470.00. A M1911A1, "new gun - never fired," supposedly, at least by seller. I don't know about the finger grooves on the grip. Is that original? Can it be removed if so desired? Could you guys pls. take the time to check it out on GB and let me know? Just type in 122420745 & scroll down to picture. Thank-you! Help out a fellow gun lover!

February 21, 2009, 03:10 PM
The pictured Norinco is wearing after market three piece rubber/neoprene grips (not original to the weapon).

If you don't like the finger grooves, they are easily removed.

I believe you will merely have to unscrew and remove the grip panels to remove the finger groove piece covering the frontstrap.

Good purchase...enjoy your 1911!

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