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26th April 2006, 19:06
Hi ya'll, I recently picked up a Norinco in the box as new...
So far, I've installed a full lenght guide rod, extended slide stop and VZ Green linen micarta slim grips. And of course I can't forget the Wilson Combat 47D magazine.
26th April 2006, 19:22
Welcome and congrats on your 1st Nork. Hope you'll enjoy shooting it as a lot of as do.
29th April 2006, 17:32
Thanks jok, I had to come back and post a pic of it now...
A little at a time... :D
29th April 2006, 22:33
Wow! Great looking pistol. You just made half the members of this forum from the USA jealous!
30th April 2006, 05:25
Thanks Bob, I've shot bullseye and have enjoyed many Colt's but this is my 1st project gun. I'm no gunsmith by any imagination and I'm trying to decide what to do next. You know, trigger, hammer, MSH and finish. :D
30th April 2006, 08:08
I guess it all depends how you want to approach your customizing. In stages or all at once. I am going to be bold and go the stage route but you can roll them into one if you want.
Replace sights - Bomar, Heinie or Novak, if you are shooting bullseye go with the best adjustables you can find. If the action games and self defense - a good set of fixed sights. Set of springs based on what you are going to shoot.
Replace trigger, sear & hammer, beavertail and FMSH (You can get long, medium and short triggers depending on your hand size, forged hammer and sear with your choice of beavertail). I had my 'smith flatten the forged steel Norinco MSH and checker it 30lpi.
Dehorn, magwell, checker/stipple or etch the front strap, finish of your choice.
THe Norinco barrels are excellent for self defense and playing the action games. If you are going bullseye somewhere between stage one and two I would put a new barrel and bushing in the gun.
30th April 2006, 09:19
I want this mainly a self-defense gun. I'm suspect it will be in stages too.
The prices I've seen for gunsmithing, are all over the spectrum. And there are alot of referals on, who's competent and reasonable.
Bob, who is good & reasonable in your opinion?
And what should I expect to pay to do a "Stage 1?"
Thanks for your help...
30th April 2006, 15:47
As you can see from my flag I am up in Canada so I am afraid to hazzard a guess as to what you would pay down your way. I know parts would be less that is for sure.
One guy I would trust with any gun I owned and is a true artist when it comes to custom guns is Bob Hunter at Hunter Customs Guns.
I have talked to Bob a number of times on the phone and he is a very nice man. Give him a call or send him an email and I am sure he can answer your questions regarding what you can expect to pay and what he would recommend. If you do call him say hello to him for me. If he can't do the work I am sure he can direct you to a 'smith in your area who can.
19th May 2006, 15:39
Hey Bob, I just got off the phone from Bob Hunter.
I think we're going to be able to do something with this Nork of mine afterall!
19th May 2006, 17:40
Excellent! Well if you are talking to Bob again let him know he has an open invitation to come up here and sink his teeth into our Salmon fishery.
Gald it is working out for you.
19th May 2006, 22:19
I'll pass-on the word, Bob.
I remember fishing on Lake Skugog sp? many years ago around your Thanksgiving time. A fried of mine's family had a cabin on the lake.
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