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Posted: 9/22/2001 10:02:15 AM EDT
I got a channce to pick up a Norinco .45 ACP for about $250 Whadda ya think???
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:04:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:06:17 AM EDT
That's a pretty good price. I wouldn't pay much more than that. They are good pistols for the money. I used to have one. the finish was crap but it fired just fine. They make a decent foundation for an inexpensive competition pistol. If you know how to build one, you can win with it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:09:10 AM EDT
garandman, I've never owned one. But Jim V, administrator on 1911forum, moderator on the pistol forum on my board and a 1911 aficionado swears by them. I'd say that two and a half is a reasonable price for one, depending on condition.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:13:49 AM EDT
I have no personal experience but I heard that these pistols are very good in terms of internal contruction, and but exterior wise not so good, but the its the internals that count.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:28:40 AM EDT
Pick it up. If not, can I pick it up?
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:37:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:59:17 AM EDT
This is a real 1911 for 2001 SVI!!! [img]http://www.smokinggunfx.com/images/sgsvi2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 12:06:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 12:08:35 PM EDT
Garandman, $250 doesn't sound too bad. I've been looking for a cheap(er) 1911 for a while. I saw two Norinco's in excellent condition for $180 at a gun show in Marrietta, GA. Unfortunately, I couldn't buy them, because I'm a resident of South Carolina, but I would have bought one if I could have. $250 is a bit on the high side, unless you know that it works well. If it works well, then (I'll say this about any gun) it's well worth 25+% more. If you don't buy it and it's for sale at a dealer, then let me know, because I don't live far from you. Thanks.z
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 12:14:52 PM EDT
Ask for a box of .45 ammo also. (You know, talebanis.........)
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 12:47:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:27:09 PM EDT
before Klintons exuctive order people would buy norincos ditch everything except the frame and use it to custom build on. i had one sold it to a friend who made it into a nice carry gun
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 1:36:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 2:06:34 PM EDT
I've had one for about 7 years now. Its digested about 4000 rds of ball & STX with NOT ONE SINGLE MALFUNCTION. My WWII 1911's dont seem to mind sleeping in the same safe with a Commie version ! $250 ? Whacha waitin for ?
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 2:21:25 PM EDT
What do you guys think for the LLAMA 1911's. Glanced at one today and it had something about being imported engraved on the slide. Scott
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 2:26:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2001 2:30:19 PM EDT by RMac]
$250 doesn't sound bad, they were just over $300 new when they were flooding the market. I bought two of them. One has had most all the internals replaced with Ed Brown and Chip McCormick(sp?) parts. Everything dropped right in with no hassel except for the Barstow barrel that needed a little fitting to the bushing. The other I left stock except for a commander hammer and new beavertail grip safety, this one is my carry piece. They both shoot anything I load them with, mostly 200gr swc handloads. Also not a great loss if someone steals it from the truck. I do wish the frame and slide had a tighter fit than they do. The dull black park job is not too bad, but it's real easy to touch up if needed. Also, as far as Llama, my first pistol was a Llama 1911 in 9mm bought in 1983, beautiful blued finish and fancy wood grips, paid $215nib, but parts don't interchange as much.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 2:43:55 PM EDT
Try before you buy. Some are lemons, most are just fine. That's a good price as long as it's a well-functioning gun.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:01:35 PM EDT
Buy it, I've got my late father's Norinco .45 and it is a bad-ass mofo'. Although I AM looking for a good .45 smith in the Virginia area to do some work on it, anybody got some reccomendations? Bulldog OUT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:06:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:13:33 PM EDT
I have one, paid about that used for mine. It is a great 1911 for the money. Also check out Rock Island Armory's (RIA) 1911's. I seen a few companies advert-ing them in SGN. Dealer cost is $285.00 (Sarco) They also have the WIDE-BODY for $395.00. I see Sarco has just the frames $89.95, for a DIY build up. I know nothing about the RIA 1911's, but do like my Norinco. The only thing I don't like is the "Made in China" script on the side. OSA
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 3:17:39 PM EDT
Unfortunatly, I have owned two Llama's. Both POS. Know two other's with them also, 1 POS, 1 OK.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:31:39 PM EDT
Don't buy it. Why support the Chi-Chom Commie bastards that hate our country?
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 6:43:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OSA: I have one, paid about that used for mine. It is a great 1911 for the money. Also check out Rock Island Armory's (RIA) 1911's. I seen a few companies advert-ing them in SGN. Dealer cost is $285.00 (Sarco) They also have the WIDE-BODY for $395.00. I see Sarco has just the frames $89.95, for a DIY build up. I know nothing about the RIA 1911's, but do like my Norinco. The only thing I don't like is the "Made in China" script on the side. OSA
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RIA's are machined from castings. Not necessarily a bad thing but who knows if they were strict with the dimensions and hardening? There is always the Argentine Modelo 1927 Sitema Colt. An excellent quality copy of the M1911A1(all parts interchange)used by the Argentine armed forces. I've seen them in shotgun news for around $300.00 arsenal refinished.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 7:23:59 PM EDT
I have one of the Argentine 1927 from CDNN. Decent gun, fair price. Have replaced the poor rear site. Next is the trigger - worst on any pistol I have ever shot! Have a 1938 built 1911. Just like the 1927 but better finish and trigger. By far, my Tanfaglio Witness is a better all around gun. Maybe not a 1911, which I like, but darn sure more accurate and holds 10 + 1. Mags cost too much and that 10th round is a pig to load but still my favorite.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 7:36:15 PM EDT
i have seen them for as much as $400 at gunshows $250 sounds real good.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 7:42:08 PM EDT
Take it apart and inspect it before you buy, some have ill-fitted barrels and will show significant set back on the barrel lugs. If you plan to build on it and use the frame and slide , go for it. I bought one when the first came in and shot the poop out of it and sold it for more than I paid for it !
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 8:24:30 PM EDT
My Norinco is jam-free. I did replace the firing pin spring and the main recoil spring, just because my FFL told me to. I bought mine for $225, but saw one today at a gun show for $400. I would buy it. A great gun for your first 1911.
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 8:44:40 PM EDT
Buy it, if not let me know who has it. I hate to say it but, my Norinco will out shoot my Colt.PLEASE!! give me one minute to put my flame suit on !
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 5:50:02 AM EDT
The local "high-price" store was trying to get 350 for a so-so used one......shame on them.......they also had one of those argentine models (rough) and wanted 300 for it...............[stick]
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