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Norinco 1911, sorely tempted

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by adv, Mar 18, 2011.


  1. adv

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    Don't own a 1911and hadn't really intended of getting one soon, but......... the local pawn shop has a Norinco for $399. It's a bit scratched up but seemed fairly tight and smooth.
    What's the opinion?? I know the steel is as hard as a hard thing and I've seen some here say that they're a good solid pistol that can be used as the basis for a build.
     

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    I am really fond of my two Norincos. I was fortunate enough to get them in really nice condition. I paid $450 each for these.

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    Up there on my list, just haven't found the right gun for the right price. That's a good deal. Of course much more north of there and RIA begins to appeal.
     
  4. Jason D

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    Railroad rails or not, I wouldn't buy a chinese pistol.
    I would however buy a gun from just about any other country.
     
  5. Jim S.

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    I don't understand why people think it is special if it is made from hardened railroad rails.
    Once you melt the steel and forge or cast it into a gun it is no longer a hardened steel rail and has to be re harded at a spec that someone chooses their guns to be hardened at.
    Plain and simple.
    My old Colt is special...
    It was once a Chevy V-8 engine block out of a 55 Chevy. :)
     
  6. bac1023

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    Norincos are outstanding, in my opinion.
     
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    My two Norinco 1911A1s, Norinco Model 213, and my Polytech M14S are some of the best firearms I own. There are a few things the Chinese did well. Afterall, they produced a couple of the best AK-47s money can/could buy.
     
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    I personally don't give two damns which country its from as long as its a good firearm.

    There are so many things today that are built in China or have parts out of China.
     
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    The sale to China has already been made. This money is staying in country and at a local shop to boot :whistling:
     
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    Back to the original question - if I found a nice used one, I wouldn't hesitate to buy. However, its a ways down on the list currently.
     
  12. Cerebrus

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    I would buy it in a heartbeat!!.. unfortunately I am in the PRK...
     
  13. Mr. Gekko

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    I have heard nothing but good things about them. If the price is right and it is good condition, get it.
     
  14. cole

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    Great steel. I could tell the difference. Check the lugs. Some have issues. The ones I've seen did... which is maybe whey there were for sale.
     
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    I own a Norinco .25/9mm,I'd love the chance ta buy a 1911.I have a systema and 2 ballisters.If I landed a Norinco 1911,it'd be my base for a build.'08.
     
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    Yep, you aren't buying from China anymore. They haven't been imported for years.
     
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    I've owned three Norinco 1911's, and all were great shooters. $399 is a great deal for one. I'd buy it before somebody else does.
     
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    I don't understand why people think the 1911s are made from hardened railroad rails.
     
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    Um, because they ARE!:whistling:
     
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