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michael88
03-02-2010, 14:52
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.

G26S239
03-02-2010, 14:53
My bil bought one years ago. It was well made and reliable.

michael88
03-02-2010, 14:58
mods can you move this, i keep clicking lounge in the forum jump and it takes me here and i post before noticing.

jrs93accord
03-02-2010, 16:19
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).

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00810.jpg

Note: Norinco on top.

Oro
03-02-2010, 17:02
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.

CMG
03-02-2010, 18:10
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:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Grips0003.jpg

bac1023
03-02-2010, 18:16
I love mine.

They're built from very solid railroad steel.

Here it is with my Norinco Tokarev 213.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/012-3.jpg

Tactical black
03-02-2010, 18:24
Would a Norinco 1911 be as reliable as a SA Mil-Spec?

jrs93accord
03-02-2010, 19:03
I love mine.

They're built from very solid railroad steel.

Here it is with my Norinco Tokarev 213.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/012-3.jpg

Hey Brian, that 213 looks just like mine.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8219/001twq.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/001twq.jpg/)
JR

bac1023
03-02-2010, 19:36
Hey Brian, that 213 looks just like mine.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8219/001twq.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/001twq.jpg/)
JR

Very cool JR.

Is yours 9mm?

Mine is.

Rinspeed
03-02-2010, 19:53
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:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Grips0003.jpg





:rofl:

bac1023
03-02-2010, 19:54
That is funny ;)

michael88
03-02-2010, 21:20
so are iac still available? Why can you still purchase norinco shotguns?

FLIPPER 348
03-02-2010, 22:05
Would a Norinco 1911 be as reliable as a SA Mil-Spec?


if not better

Morgo
03-02-2010, 23:24
Mines been excellent and is quite accurate. I'd recommend one to anyone :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020756.jpg

bac1023
03-03-2010, 01:36
so are iac still available? Why can you still purchase norinco shotguns?

IAC 1911s are available.

In fact, they just started.

jrs93accord
03-03-2010, 02:21
Very cool JR.

Is yours 9mm?

Mine is.

Yes it is.

kirgi08
03-03-2010, 02:50
tagged.

JBJ16
03-03-2010, 06:28
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:

MD357
03-03-2010, 09:18
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:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/Grips0003.jpg

:rofl:

deadite
03-03-2010, 09:27
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/P8310008.jpg

Mines been good so far.
deadite

DesertEagle.45
03-03-2010, 11:26
I love mine. It gets better every I get to work on it.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h187/fierophreak/Guns/Norinco/DSC00923.jpg

michael88
03-03-2010, 12:40
so would you go for an older norinco or an iac 1911?

jrs93accord
03-03-2010, 14:10
so would you go for an older norinco or an iac 1911?

I would try to find a Norinco, as they are no longer imported to the U.S. The IAC Regent 1911-A1 is a nice version, but I would not substitute a Norinco made 1911A1 with one. Decent Norincos are getting harder to find and the pricing seems to steadily go up. For a nice Norinco, you may have to put out around $500 or better. I bought mine a little over a year ago for $475. Well worth every penny to me.

Oro
03-03-2010, 15:41
so would you go for an older norinco or an iac 1911?

Norinco without hesitation. I would try to pay $450 or less. Once I hit the $500 mark, I'd look around hard for a used Colt 1991a1 ORM from the '90s. They tend to go $500 to $575 and do offer a step up in quality from the Norinco/SA/ etc.

Gary1911A1
03-04-2010, 05:10
Norinco without hesitation. I would try to pay $450 or less. Once I hit the $500 mark, I'd look around hard for a used Colt 1991a1 ORM from the '90s. They tend to go $500 to $575 and do offer a step up in quality from the Norinco/SA/ etc.

Good advice.:wavey:

rottboy_8
03-05-2010, 07:09
Norinco ....try to pay $450 or less....a used Colt 1991a1 ORM from the '90s.........Norinco/SA/ etc.

+1 on the great advise. Got one recently and find it good value. Took it for the range to test it out with my 230 gr. Lead RN TL rounds as well as the 200 gr. Lead SWC TL. The Norc eats them all and shoots good enough in the 7 - 15 mtr. range. Over that, I find that other better known brands have the edge (in stock vs. stock form - e.g. STI Spartan performs better "out of the box").
Only accessories on her now are a no-name slide lock, Wilson mag release and after-market grips. 1st owner installed these but sent all the original parts. Have ordered others parts to help improve its "roughness".
Strangely enough, was able to come across a pristine used Colt Combat Elite Series 80. Purchased it ($700) and should be arriving next week. Can't wait to fire that puppy too.:dog:
That's it for guns. Wife doesn't know about the Norc or the Colt. Gotta come up with some great plan!!! :couch: In the meantime, happy shooting fellows!
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/pll911senna/Norinco1911PoliceModelLeftSLIDEOPEN.jpg

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/pll911senna/Norinco1911PoliceModelRightArrvdMar.jpg

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/pll911senna/FactoryCasewithManualNorinco1911Pol.jpg

kemet1953
03-05-2010, 21:18
Where can a Norinco be purchased in the Atlanta area?

bac1023
03-06-2010, 04:50
Where can a Norinco be purchased in the Atlanta area?

Use Gunbroker.

Norinco 1911s are no longer imported.

Southern Patriot
03-06-2010, 16:47
I just got back from the gunshow at the Jamil Temple, found a used Norinco 1911. Walked out with it for $400!!!

Came with 2 mags and a custom made plywood box. It has the stock grip that will be changed out ASAP. Pics to follow.........

ravenkeeper98
03-06-2010, 17:14
I just got back from the gunshow at the Jamil Temple, found a used Norinco 1911. Walked out with it for $400!!!

Came with 2 mags and a custom made plywood box. It has the stock grip that will be changed out ASAP. Pics to follow.........

Good find, I was there today as well.

I have 2 Norinco Compact 1911s I bought out in New Mexico back in 1995, one still unfired due to the compact model is supposed to be rare in the U.S. I love the one I have been using for over 10 years now, never had a malfunction.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/ravenkeeper98/P3061932.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/ravenkeeper98/P3232020.jpg

ERASER
03-06-2010, 17:45
I just got back from the gunshow at the Jamil Temple, found a used Norinco 1911. Walked out with it for $400!!!

Came with 2 mags and a custom made plywood box. It has the stock grip that will be changed out ASAP. Pics to follow.........

Custom-made plywood box.......COOL. Mine just came in a cardboard box........just like some of the EXPENSIVE 1911's!!!!

I like mine a lot.......it just has an annoying habit of dragging the last fired round's case back into the lips of the mag instead of ejecting it....locks the gun up like a vault...............still working on that issue......

7.62X54R
04-07-2010, 00:34
Good find, I was there today as well.

I have 2 Norinco Compact 1911s I bought out in New Mexico back in 1995, one still unfired due to the compact model is supposed to be rare in the U.S. I love the one I have been using for over 10 years now, never had a malfunction.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/ravenkeeper98/P3061932.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/ravenkeeper98/P3232020.jpg

I have one aswell Norinco Commander

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_38lsATjptuU/S68XIqvQrGI/AAAAAAAAAL8/bs2TD5Z-YDc/s1600/Picture+270.jpg

glock2740
04-07-2010, 08:09
Great 1911. I wish I still had mine:crying:

yerscattergun
04-07-2010, 20:22
I've owned 3 or 4 over the years. They have all functioned
well, but every one of them had issues with the barrel lugs
getting rounded by a few hundred rounds of firing, which will eventually result in an increase of headspace. There are
many threads about this issue on THR and the 1911 forums.
1911Tuner is very knowledgeable poster on these forums
about the subject.

Apparently, a combination of soft barrel material and barrel timing
issues causes this problem. It was speculated thats why the Chinese
chromed the whole barrel instead of just the bore, to give a little
more hardness to the soft barrel.

deadite
04-28-2010, 21:00
Better pics:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0937.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0938.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0940.jpg

All I did to this one was change out all of the springs with Wolff Springs and install Eagle Grips ebony double diamonds.

deadite

stopatrain
04-28-2010, 21:05
The Norinco is real nice.

Makoman
04-28-2010, 22:16
You can always get an Argentine licensed Systema Colt in pretty decent shape for 350-400. I think that's going to be my next purchase. These were made Argentina under Colt license on original colt tooling and machinery that was given to the Argentines by Colt after WWII. Prolly the same machinery that made all the WWI Colt's as well as some that ended up serving in WWII.

kirgi08
04-29-2010, 01:32
I'd like ta know where a systema is at for that money.'08.