Welcome to M1911.ORG
The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site


Dear members,
Please make sure the email address we have for you, is correct and valid.


Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from Brownells, Cabela's, TandemKros or Tekmat, please use their banners in our sites. Whatever you buy from them, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Also, don't forget to visit our other sponsors sites, click-throughs are appreciated by our advertisers. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Value ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    11th July 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    267
    Posts liked by others
    0

    Value ?

    I have a Norinco 1911A1 Compact .
    I understand very few were brought into the USA before the ban .
    I wonder what it would be worth in todays market .
    It has been fired very little and looks 99% as new .

  2. #2
    Join Date
    18th June 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    144
    Posts liked by others
    8
    I can't tell you the value. But, following a quick search for information, I found this old thread with some good information from 2008: https://forum.m1911.org/showthread.p...1911A1-Compact

    HAHAHAHA. LOL After rereading the thread I see that you posted on it. So, it's old information for you.
    Last edited by danriverboy; 6th November 2018 at 09:49. Reason: more info found


  3. #3
    Join Date
    25th February 2010
    Posts
    164
    Posts liked by others
    3
    Ken - I read the other post, from 1908, that danriverboy referenced - in that post yoi said "If I were you, I would junk the buffer and fit an OS stop. You will be amazed at the difference in FELT RECOIL." - why would an OS stop (over-sized firing pin stop?) make a difference in felt recoil?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    11th July 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    267
    Posts liked by others
    0
    The bottom edge of the FPS has a less tapered edge and is almost square and makes it harder to cock the hammer which then cuts down on recoil but allows full slide travel .

    Search for a post by 1911 Tuner about this and he explains this much better than me and also tells how to fit the FPS.
    Last edited by Ken Grant; 7th November 2018 at 08:45.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    18th June 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    144
    Posts liked by others
    8
    texas yankee,

    here is a discussion of the oversized, flat bottomed FPS by 1911 Tuner from another website. https://rangehot.com/reduced-radius-...pin-stop-1911/
    You can purchase them from EGW gunworks. Tuner knows a whole lot more than I do about the 1911--my knowledge is a drop in the ocean. A lot of guys swear by them. But, I have fitted and used them in a Delta Elite and a couple of commander and officer style 1911 45's. Honestly, I think that I can tell a difference between them and a factory standard FPS, but I'm not sure that I can say that felt recoil is less. To know for sure about recoil, someone would have to change out the standard versus small radius FPS using the same pistol and not tell me which I'm using--a blinded study. And multiple trials with each configuration would be needed. Not worth the effort to me!

    I take Tuner's word for it that reliability might be improved--read his article!

    Rob

    BTW All the articles on the rangehot site written by Tuner are excellent.
    Last edited by danriverboy; 7th November 2018 at 13:52.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    25th February 2010
    Posts
    164
    Posts liked by others
    3
    Thanks guys - I'll put those posts on my reading list.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from Brownells, please use their banners above. Whatever you buy from them, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Non-gun-related supporters.
Thank you for visiting our supporters.