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Posted: 3/31/2006 2:46:21 PM EDT
Here are some pictures of my tired old Norinco now that it has been tuned and re-Parkerized. All the machining was done by Tripp Research in Alpine, Texas.

Overall views (note the harder steel used in the safety and slide stop--different color):




Bobbed/smooted hammer and grip safety (note Yost "retro" rear sight):


Flared ejection port cut to live eject (note flattened slide stop pin):


Beveled magazine well and Smith and Alexander mainspring housing:


Dehorned slide and slide stop:


I had Virgil replace the Norinco trigger parts with good stuff. He tuned the trigger to a wonderfully crisp sear release.

Nice job, Virgil! Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:55:19 PM EDT
Nice. Not beautiful, but mean.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:17:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:39:15 PM EDT
I wanted to keep the pistol fairly stock to maintain it's military styling and roots. If I'm to change anything from where it is now, it's going to be a tritium front sight and possibly a coating-type of finish. Maybe this pistol would look good in Roguard?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:20:56 PM EDT
Very well done!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:24:06 PM EDT
I like it. Simple, yet effective. That Yost retro sight is cool, ain't it? I really like mine.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:07:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dog1:
I like it. Simple, yet effective. That Yost retro sight is cool, ain't it? I really like mine.



+1, if i had a 1911, I'd set it up something like that. I'd probably go with a different slide, though, because the markings seem a little silly to me , the whole "Model Of The 1911" thing.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:26:52 AM EDT
very well done, looks great
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:47:03 AM EDT
Looks like a nice working gun.

REALLY like the Yost sight and the bobbed hammer.

Great job!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:06:08 AM EDT
I dont care for how the slide cut went into the barrel locking lugs. Besides that it looks like a good workhorse, nothing fancy but will get the job done.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:19:02 AM EDT
Nice work gun. How much did the work cost?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:24:00 AM EDT
Very nice work, looks nice!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:29:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:13:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Nice work gun. How much did the work cost?



Without the shipping the work ran about $500.00.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:27:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
I dont care for how the slide cut went into the barrel locking lugs. Besides that it looks like a good workhorse, nothing fancy but will get the job done.



Virgil did that at my request. Without this cut, the gun won't eject a live round now that its got an extended ejector.

I have a Springfield GI model in stainless that will probably get these same mods. My credit card company, and Virgil, will have to hire additional staff to keep up with me!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:52:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
I dont care for how the slide cut went into the barrel locking lugs. Besides that it looks like a good workhorse, nothing fancy but will get the job done.



Virgil did that at my request. Without this cut, the gun won't eject a live round now that its got an extended ejector.

I have a Springfield GI model in stainless that will probably get these same mods. My credit card company, and Virgil, will have to hire additional staff to keep up with me!



My P12 has that cut. It really does help with live rounds and an extended ejector...

I like the work you had done...looks like a soild workhorse.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:15:32 AM EDT
Sweet blaster!

Norinco's are the deal of the century on 'lower quality' 1911's. I snatch up every one that I can find. I can always find a new excuse to buy another 1911.

SPC Richard A. White, Senior Medic
249th MP Detachment (EACF)
Camp Humphreys, ROK
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:33:59 AM EDT
I bought a Norinco back when they first came out...brand new for $275.

I wish I would have kept that one..
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:32:06 AM EDT
It's boner time.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:16:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uscbigdawg1:
Sweet blaster!

Norinco's are the deal of the century on perceived 'lower quality' 1911's. I snatch up every one that I can find. I can always find a new excuse to buy another 1911.

SPC Richard A. White, Senior Medic
249th MP Detachment (EACF)
Camp Humphreys, ROK



They use some damn good steel
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:03:53 AM EDT
I know they're good quality. That's the point. There's always one that I have to Barney-level EVERYTHING for.

SPC Richard A. White, Senior Medic
249th MP Detachment (EACF)
Camp Humphreys, ROK


Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:17:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By uscbigdawg1:
I know they're good quality. That's the point. There's always one that I have to Barney-level EVERYTHING for.

SPC Richard A. White, Senior Medic
249th MP Detachment (EACF)
Camp Humphreys, ROK





Ahhhhh. gotcha
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:46:19 AM EDT
Very Nicely Done.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:59:46 PM EDT
Very nice indeed.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:58:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 5:58:58 PM EDT by RSF45]
Melvin_Johnson
Nice pistol. Tripp does excellent work, see below.


Originally Posted By Wave:
Very nice, I had Tripp do my Dan Wesson and am still impressed with their work.



Wave
Your DW is a work of art.
Virgil is the man, here's a pic of my Kimber, he checkered the front strap and hard chromed it.

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