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What to do to a new Norinco 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by valor1, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. valor1

    valor1 Member

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    I just got my first Norinco 1911 and was planning to use it as a defnese or carry gun. What can you guys suggest as regards to modifying it or making it a better pistol? Thanks very much for all your inputs.
     
  2. RugerOldArmy

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    Well, you can put some quality springs in it.....shoot a few hundred rounds....see what works....see what needs work.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    There is a Norinco thread going on right now. Go join in and you'll learn a lot. Ask "Tuner." When it comes to 'rinco's he's the man.
     
  4. stans

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    Before doing anything to it, take it out and put a couple hundred rounds through it to see what it does or does not need.
     
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    Ditto above.
    Good Belt, Holster , extra mags, and of course....BA/UU/R
     
  6. cratz2

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    Shoot it.

    Load it.

    Repeat.

    Good mags and good ammo are a requirement. Replacement springs are a good start. Maybe having a local smith check the extractor. If the trigger isn't what you expect, a basic trigger job/clean up/polish job.
     
  7. valor1

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    Thanks guys. BTW any suggestion for the mags?
     
  8. TarpleyG

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    I made mine into a MEU(SOC) replica. Chinese SOCOM---that ought to be illegal...

    Greg
     
  9. Dave Sample

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    CMC mags. Shoot it alot. Then shoot it some more. It is the best $250.00 1911 on the market today. You did good!
     
  10. cratz2

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    I like Wilson mags just fine but I prefer McCormick Power Mags. The Power Mag bodies with Metalform rounded followers and the stronger Wolff springs (once the McCormicks wear out) are the absolute best mags I've ever used.
     
  11. Atticus

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    I haven't put a lot of rounds through my Norinco...but it seems to like just about any mag or ammo I put in it...which was a pleasant surprise. And I prefer a flat mainspring housing...so I did switch that out.
     
  12. Dave Sample

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    Tuner needs that Main Spring Housing for a retro project. SEND IT IN NOW! Thankyouthankyouthankyouverymuchelvis.
     
  13. valor1

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    Thanks Dave Sample. Thanks to everybody's inputs. This Norinco pistol is a bit ugly but whenever I make a "feel" of the parts, it seems to be really very hard. It gives me a kind of retro feel on the look of older 1911's.
     
  14. Dave Sample

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    I like the way the Norinco's that I worked on just fine. I also like the WWI look of the first 1911's that came out. It is a great copy of that first series of 1911's. It is not the very first, but rather when Colt switched to the arched mainspring housing and the short trigger. I am thinking of using some of the China parts in a pieces/parts/junk gun I may build using an 1990 Caspian Lower end with a 1914 Colt Tope End. They are just taking up space and if they are as good as Tuner says, why not put them in that kind of a gun. Might be a fun project!
     
  15. Jim K

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    I have one I put over 8500 rounds through with no failures of any kind and it still has the original springs and parts (except that I replaced the plastic MSH the previous owner installed). Magazines are Norinco factory or WWII GI. I have a second I have put around 2000 rounds through,
    also with zero failures and no parts replaced.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Next question?

    Jim
     
  16. SLCDave

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    Yeah, I have a question. Where are all these $250 1911's Dave is talking about? :confused:
     
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    NIB? Here in the Philippines, for starters ;)
     
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