norinco 1911

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  1. Joelkw

    Joelkw New Member

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    What would you pay for a Norinco 1911 45acp. I found one for 500. it is very clean fired very little.:confused:
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    Less then whatever they want for it.
  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Tops would be $425 for me.
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    its crazy that we would pay 500 for a used one when canadians can buy em new for 325
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    that being said they are great 1911's and its worth whatever you would give for a good shooter
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    Nice guns I wish I never got rid of the one I had but instead of paying 500 dollars for a used one in the US I would buy a brand new RIA.
  7. Hawg

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    I love my Rock Island but the Norinco is forged from better steel than Colt uses. They were the favored platform for many a custom builder before they got banned.
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    If you shop around you can find them for around $400. If they have been coustomized, the price will go up! My avitar is a Norinco Jim Clark special. But since Norinco can not import to the US any more, these guns are only going to go up in price.
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  9. BillM

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    Good solid mil-spec 45's, great platform to build a custom gun on.

    $500? Nope. Before I would pay $500 for a Norinco, I would toss
    in another C note and buy a STI Spartan.
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    What Bill said. :D
  11. hd49

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    Why did they get banned?
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    Tensallday New Member

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    For around $500 i would go with a rock island
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    It had something to do with them selling to unauthorized countries or something. It resulted in two Executive Orders banning their import.
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    Does the ban on Norinco apply to SKS carbines also?
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    I don't know, but given the politics behind the bans, I would suspect that all Norinco imports are banned (or at least were).
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    Were and still are.
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    All Norinco guns are banned from importation to the United States. Thanks Bill Clinton.
  18. 7.62x54R

    7.62x54R New Member

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    I have two Norinco 1911's government and commander size. I paid 500$ and 450$. This is in CA so you do pay a premium somewhat. I see them sell on auctions 300-500. Both of mine were almost new in box. They are a good gun to customize on better than a RIA or a basic Springer.

    I had a chance to buy a Wilson Combat Norinco built gun but the deal couldn't be made
  19. Shooter45

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    Norinco is one of the few 1911's that Wilson Combat will do custom work on.

    Although I've owned several that were tack drivers after some custom fitting, I've always had a problem with the stamping on the slide. So, the last one I built, I removed it. :D
  20. ignats

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    The ATF and other law enforcement agencies caught Norinco personnel smuggling full auto AK 47's into the U.S. In addition, Chinese companies have disregarded patents of other manufacturers. They have violated other agreements as well. It wasn't just Clinton, Bush had a hand in that also. You can read more about it here:

    Bush Ban on Chinese Imports

    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/27/133053.shtml

    It wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit to completely disengage all trade agreements with them, not pay back the money we borrowed and the heck with Wal-Mart.
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