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Thread: A new NORINCO 1911A1

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    A new NORINCO 1911A1

    The other day I decided to get a new NORINCO 1911, so as soon as I found a nice second hand one I bought it.

    Many years ago, I owned an old one that despite it had been used and abused to my surprise it shot pretty well.
    Stupidly enough some time after I decided to sell it simply because at a certain point I could not stand any more to look at such an iconic pistol with the chinese NORINCO mark on it...

    Cutting a long story short, in the last few months I sold all my (not big) collection of vintage firearms and decided to keet only few guns for the range, so at a certain point I also felt the urge to buy another NORINCO 1911A1 to use as a spare gun also to test new cartridges.

    It looks in mint crisp condition, so I suppose it wasn't used at all by the previous owner.
    So far I've replaced those ugly cheap grey plastic grips with a couple of nice traditionals double diamond walnut grips: I hate its big adjustable rear sight though, in the next days I'll take a couple of pictures of it.
    Originality can't be restored and a good piece of free advice is to put "originality" at the top of a priority list. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.
    Last edited by Sergio Natali; 16th February 2019 at 05:20.


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    colt45acp - waiting for you to post the picture(s).

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    This is still the old picture of the gunshop, but I'll post some photos as soon as I'll take them.
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    Originality can't be restored and a good piece of free advice is to put "originality" at the top of a priority list. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.

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    Looks nice Sergio,
    They make great builders if you are so inclined.

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    This one is still for sale, is exactly like mine apart the front strap, and it's only very few s/n away from mine.
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    Originality can't be restored and a good piece of free advice is to put "originality" at the top of a priority list. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.

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    Im surprised to see a NORINCO that still has those shiny plastic brown grips on it? most people swap out the grips as soon as possible, sometimes I see used ones for sale that still have those grips on it, maybe the previous owner put them back on when he sold it?

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    Nice grip safety... but they didn't think to round off the frame, under the thumb safety crosspin, i.e. to blend the underside of the frame to match the arc of the grip safety! This could feel... interesting, after some shooting.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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