When looking around I spotted a unmolested original Norico full size 1911. I knew a few things to look for such as the barrel lugs peening or being soft and a few other key things. It checked out great and had a little finish wear from sitting neglected in someone's holster I'm guessing. Needless to say priced at only $399 I snatched it up right away. Before even cleaning it, I took it out to the farm and ran about 100 rounds of various ball and hollow point ammo in it and it was flawless. The only thing it didn't necessarily like was the 200 grain semi wadcutter ammo, but I can get it smoothed out by a gunsmith for that. All in all I really like it and don't want to change much other than maybe a different hammer and a nice beaver tail safety. All I did was clean it up, put white on the front sight, grip tape on the front strap, and put on Colt rubber grips. I also put an 18.5# recoil spring in it, as the one that came in the gun felt weak. Also any time I change the recoil spring on a series 70 like gun, I also put in a new extra power firing pin spring. I like the way it looks and think it looks rather "business like". I don't know much about Norinco 1911's, so I would appreciate any tips or experiences, thank you!!