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norinco 1911s

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by michael88, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. michael88

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    anybody know much about these. i have searched via google, and am not sure whether they are still banned or not. you can buy their shotguns, but dont know about the 1911s. if so are they good quality as they seem rather cheap.
     
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    My bil bought one years ago. It was well made and reliable.
     

  3. michael88

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    mods can you move this, i keep clicking lounge in the forum jump and it takes me here and i post before noticing.
     
  4. jrs93accord

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    I bought my Norinco about a year ago. It is really nice used condition. It shoots well too. This is a pic of it with my IAC Regent 1911-A1 (Turkish-made Norinco).

    [​IMG]

    Note: Norinco on top.
     
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  5. Oro

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    They are still available retail new in Canada and outside the US. In the US, they have been banned since '94. I bought one in '93 and it has done yeoman duty since then. It was well worth the full-boat retail price of $225 from the dealer.

    I think they still represent good value up to $400 or $450 if it's in original shape and not heavily bubba'd. At that price point, it still offers features you cannot get on another gun in the price range, though since it's long out of the US there's no company support or warranty.

    FYI, the IAC is not the same as a Norinco. Two companies, two guns. The knowledgeable 1911 guys I know also report the IAC is cast and with a ss barrel. Very different from the 5150 forged steel frame/slide and carbon steel/chrome lined barrel on the Norinco.
     
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    They are generally well-made and correctly dimensioned, but if you get one, be sure to spend a little extra for the custom grips :supergrin:

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    I love mine.

    They're built from very solid railroad steel.

    Here it is with my Norinco Tokarev 213.


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    Would a Norinco 1911 be as reliable as a SA Mil-Spec?
     
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    Hey Brian, that 213 looks just like mine.

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    JR
     
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    Very cool JR.

    Is yours 9mm?

    Mine is.
     
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    That is funny ;)
     
  13. michael88

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    so are iac still available? Why can you still purchase norinco shotguns?
     
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    if not better
     
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    Mines been excellent and is quite accurate. I'd recommend one to anyone :)

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  16. bac1023

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    IAC 1911s are available.

    In fact, they just started.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    Of all 1911's of current mfg., it is the only 5100 series steel IIRC. The others are 4140 or 4XXX series steel.

    Norinco 1911 steel is harder and tougher to machine/checker.:cool:
     
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