Norinco 1911 A1

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Hotshot, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Hotshot

    Hotshot Former Guest

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    I'm interested in getting a inexpesive 45. What would be a reasonable price for a LNIB Norinco 199 A1 with 2 mags, maual and cleaning brush?
  2. Silver72

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    Go to gunbroker.com and check the auction prices for norinco .45s. one like new w/o the box, or other things, just sold @ $408.50. There's a bunch up for sale, all sorts of prices. Markets change. An excellent norico is not given away free any longer.
  3. Light Coat

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    Might check on the Rock Island Armory pieces;; they're cheap, that's all I know about them. If you aren't deadset on the palm safety the Ballester Molina pistols were fairly inexpensive. Likely miss-spelled the Molina's name. Looks like the Rock Islands run $279.99 wholesale with a $15 shipping charge. Then whatever you can get a shop to do the transaction for.

    If anybody owns one of the Rocks; they might interject some input. I was almost thinking about having one sent to the shop as a range gun. Looks like they are also listing a compact and a .38 super as being produced.
  4. berto64

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    Might check the auction sites for a Ballester Molina. One of the Argentine made 1911 clones. I've had a couple of them and they are good solid shooters.

    I think I paid around $245-250 apiece for the ones I had.

    But that was a few years back.
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  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    You can't go wrong with a Norinco 1911, Good solid,reliable pistol and the best &350-$400 you will spend. The Norinco is one of the few pistols that Wilson Combat and Les Baer will do custom work on.
  6. stash247

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    Berto, POI: The Argentine contract Colts,are, just that, Colts, in every way and dimension: the Ballester-Molina is a whole different firearm!
    I've bought Argy Colts for less than $300, recently, so I know the local market; none of these guns give an inch, in quality, to the parent company.

    The Ballester - Molina is an entirely different pistol, with none of the Colt's design, or claim to fame.
  7. RJay

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    The Norinco is listed at 250 NIB and 200 in perfect condition. May go for less, may go for more.
  8. Hotshot

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    RJ, I'll take all the Norinco's you can get for $200.00-$250.00.

    After a good long search and finding them mostly going around $350.00-$400.00, I posted on a Wanted List and a real Gentleman offered me a NIB for $275.00 shipped.

    I could not be happier.

    HS
  9. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    The last NIB Norinco 1911 I bought before the ban was $260 out the door. You got a great deal.

    Feed your Norinco well and often and don't forget the range report. :)
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