As a former FFL dealer, I purchased this Norinco 1911 .45ACP new from a distributor in the early 1990s, before the 1994 federal ban on its further importation. So, it has been unfired since it left the factory in China.
Hard to find, especially in new condition, these are well-made, faithful reproductions of the Colt 1911A1 that were manufactured for the American market. Norinco 1911s are well-known for their quality of steel (i.e., very hard) and some owners have upgraded them into customized/competition guns. Front sight: white dot, fixed blade. Rear sight: dovetail-mounted/driftable (windage-adjustable) square-notched blade with 2-white dots. 3-position hammer. Grip safety. Black, matter finish on sides of steel slide, finish on rounded top of slide is semi-matte, with a slight sheen . Frame is polished, blued steel. Serrated blued trigger and blued steel hammer. Checkered magazine release button and recoil spring plug. GI-style grip panels are dark brown synthetic material with molded checkering; will accept standard Colt 1911 grips and laser grips. 5" stainless barrel. Includes Norinco box/2-piece styrofoam container, cleaning rod, bore brush, manual, and two (2) 7-rd. Norinco factory blued steel magazines(also accepts standard Colt 1911 mags) -- all in new, excellent condition.
Beaver tail grip safety and curved, vertically-serrated (machined) mainspring housing. Imported by ChinaSports, Inc., Ontario, CA. Serial number (stamped on right side of frame): 527950. Stamped inscription on left side of slide: "MODEL OF THE 1911A1 (Norinco logo) 45 AUTO. Stamping on left side of frame: "MADE IN CHINA BY NORINCO. C.S.I. ONT. CA. Tight slide-to-frame fit. Vertical serrations at rear of slide.
It's unlikely any more of these will be imported, unless the federal government policies are changed.
Notice: reason for "No Return" policy is that gun is completely as described in text and as shown in photos.
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