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13th March 2006, 15:34
Hello all, new to the forum, but I've been harvesting info from you all for a while. I've put a hold a Norinco 1911a1 at my local shop. Upon initial inspection, it looks around 90 percent with orig. blueing. It looks to be all original. It is really clean & all the safeties work fine. It does have a little play as far as the slide to frame fit. I have not yet field stripped it, and was wondering what to look for as far as lug wear & such. I also recall Tuner giving some info on checking barrel spacing w/ a spent cartridge, but can't seem to find that thread now. The price appears good at 300.
14th March 2006, 09:07
Welcome to the forum Sir. Norinco are great shooter and made out of good metal. And since the Norks are a bit scarce in the US that would be a great find IMHO. You might want to check the Sticky portion on the norinco thread or check Tuner's norinco report. Hope it might help. Once again welcome and you will enjoy it here. Thanks
14th March 2006, 09:25
$300US seems like a good price for what they go for your way. Aside from the potential barrel problem, which I would not worry about, you can always replace the barrel, I just did, and other parts as you see fit. The Norks are built like tanks and are good solid guns. You likely in time will change out the sights and I have yet to shoot a Norinco that could not stand a good trigger job but that is not a must do. I do know mine fed everything I could throw at them right out of the box. A good buy for a mil-spec gun that you likely will give to your kids.
Good luck and let us know how she shoots.
Old Man River
14th March 2006, 11:56
Yes, three hundred dollars ($300) is a good price. I would say that you could spend quite a lot of time looking for one thatís on the market at any price. There was a report of one at a gun show in Florida and the asking price was eight hundred dollars ($800). Iíd feel lucky to find one for five hundred dollars ($500).
In a complicated trade with a gunsmith friend of mine, my cost was around $200 to $300 and both of us were happy with the trade.
18th March 2006, 13:46
I agree $300.00 seems like a very good price if it is in 90% condition I just bought 2 and gave $400.00 for each of them both of mine were NIB and came with all paperwork still sealed in plastic so sounds like you would be getting a good deal
18th March 2006, 19:57
I just bought 2 and gave $400.00 for each of them both of mine were NIB and came with all paperwork still sealed in plastic so sounds like you would be getting a good deal
That's a great find shadow33. It would be better if you could show us some pics. Enjoy your Norks. Thanks
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