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My Newest Project

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by TarpleyG, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Member

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    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...
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    After cutting the frame for the new beavertail...
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  2. Zander

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    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!
     
  3. Kahr carrier

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    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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