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New Norinco 1911 owner

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kerreckt, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. kerreckt

    kerreckt Member

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    Just bought a Norinco 1911 LNIB except there wasn't a box. Got it from the original owner who told me he had shot it about 50 times. I believe it. Took it out and it shot point of aim. I shot about 100 rounds with no issues at all. Took it apart and everything was nicely polished that should be. Tight tolerances and well fitted. No slop anywhere. I love it. Any other opinions?

    In case anybody is interested. I paid $450.00 and not a scratch on it.
     
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  2. h0use

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    I own 2 of them. Great shooting pistols. Back in the days,guys would buy them just for the frame and build really nice affordable race guns.
     
  3. ColtPythonElite

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    Congrats on getting what probably is the best lesser expensive 1911 out there.
     
  4. Drail

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    For the price Norincos are very good pistols. I used to work for a dealer back in the 90s when they first started importing them and we sold and even customized a lot of Norincos. Bill Wilson even built custom 1911s on Norincos. The steel used is high quality and harder than any other 1911 I ever put a file or stone to. The only thing that bothered me about them is the fact that they're made by Chinese prison labor. But they built better guns than the crap Kimber is putting out today.
     
  5. Fishslayer

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    FWIW the Norincos are on Clark's Guns' "recommended" list for the .460 Rowland conversion. So I reckon those things are plenty strong. :cool:

    I'd probably boil on a nice one at $450 but can't say I've actually seen one in the wild at any places I frequent. Maybe the owners just don't want to part with 'em or don't think they can get any $$$ for 'em.
     
  6. GCBurner

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    Nice guns for the money. I got the last one my LGS had for about $300, just before their importation was banned. I wish I could have bought two at that price.
     
  7. Steve C

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    The Norinco's are an exact copy of the GI 1911a1 with hard steel frame and slide. Their barrels and springs don't have a good reputation. I picked up a used one in very good condition and had a gunsmith do a trigger job, replace the hammer, and grip safety. On his suggestion swaped out the Chinees springs with US and barrel with a slightly used Springfield barrel. Made it a better shooting and more accurte gun now. With good springs its should remain reliable longer than with the OEM springs.
     
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    I picked mine up about 2 years ago, stock with some Pachmeyer wrap around grips, in decent shape for 350 out the door. I shot it ALOT, and made some changes as you can see...

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    It was a nice shooting pistol when I got it, but shoots lights out now, much better than I can shoot it, I'm not gonna have to fiddle with it any more for a looong time. Just BA/UU/R!
     
  9. Jim K

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    I have two. I put around 9000 through one, about 2000 through the other, with no (zero) problems of any kind. I never replaced any springs or any other parts or needed to.

    Jim
     
  10. tekarra

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    Congrats on your new Norc.
     
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