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Okay, first off, welcome to me! (Funny thing, right now the only part of the board I can't access is "Introductions", but the fine bosses here will no doubt fix me up.)

Anyhow, did a search and saw that nobody has been discussing my favorite all time best-bang-for-the-buck 1911, the Norinco. Now, let's not go into the whole political thing about Communist China, since most of us who own 'Rincos probably bought them AFTER their import was forbidden.

So, who owns one or more of these? Believe there's four in my family right now, though that number has been known to go as high as a half dozen. Never have had any notable functioning issues. Some of the extractors have needed a little tensioning, that's about it.

My local 'smith has built these things into toys for Bullseye, bowling pins, IPSC, IDPA, whathaveyou. His only gripe is the HARD steel he finds when cutting a dovetail or similar work.

How's about the rest of ya?
 

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Hello and welcome!

I own one that was bought almost like new well after the import ban.

I've had nothing but good luck with it and made a few modifications to it. The gun is a shooter and has proven very reliable and is a gun I'd trust for serious purposes.


The Norinco has a King Hardballer rear sight and a front sight that was picked to put POA vs POI. The sear and hammer are from Brown and the long trigger from McCormick. There are a few other little changes including a Pachmayer drop-in grip safety.

Not the most accurate 1911 I own, it does group plenty well as a plinker and would do fine against larger "serious" targets. The gun uses the original factory barrel and bushing.

I believe these are very good base guns for those wanting to enhance the 1911 pattern pistol.

Best.
 
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BrianD, count me in as I have two but no current pictures. One is set up for pin shooting and the other for carry. Unlike SACs mine will shoot with National Match 45s. Regards, Richard:D
 

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I don't guess I could call myself a fan since I don't own one but I did buy one new when they first came out. Bobbed the hammer, put on some King Hardballer sights, did a trigger job and polished up the feedway.

It shot and functioned fine and we sold it shortly thereafter... no ill reports came back.

The only thing I noted was that it hit extremely high right out of the box but of curse new sights fixed that.

Seems like a sound gun.

I alwasy wanted to see the copy of the pre-war Woodsman they were planning on making (actually I think a few did make it). The Pre-War Woodsman is the perfect trail gun, far more trim than the post war version.

Oh well,
Onward,
Jim
 
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I've got a Norinco 1911A1 that I've owned for a few years. It has proven to be a great firearm, so good in fact that when I recently decided to get rid of one of my 1911s I sold a Springfield Armories Milspec rather than the Norinco. It's nowhere near as polished finishwise, but it's been more reliable and accurate without any major work done to it. I love it, and living in Canada and having access to them, I plan to buy another one. I wish I had a photo of it, but it's no biggie anyway - completely stock except for the grips which I changed for Pachmyers.

Regards,
James
 
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Brian, the first pistol is my #1 Norinco.

The second picture is my Number Two Norinco.

sorry the second picture is fuzzy. Regards, Richard:D
 
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