Any opinions on the Norinco 1911 A-1?

Streak Eagle

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I purchased a Norinco 1911 A-1 back in the '90's, chucked it into my safe and forgot it. I've recently taken it out and have been shooting it. The thing double fires at least once during a range session. I believe it has a disconnect/sear problem and know that I'll have to take it to a qualified gunsmith. My question is would it be worth investing the money to have it gone through, replace sights and make it a reliable shooter or should I sell it and look elsewhere? Any opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

STI

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I sure would not invest more in it, money gone either a SA or Ruger money wise better investment for me if I needed another 1911 have 6.
 
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I purchased a Norinco 1911 A-1 back in the '90's, chucked it into my safe and forgot it. I've recently taken it out and have been shooting it. The thing double fires at least once during a range session. I believe it has a disconnect/sear problem and know that I'll have to take it to a qualified gunsmith. My question is would it be worth investing the money to have it gone through, replace sights and make it a reliable shooter or should I sell it and look elsewhere? Any opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.
I realize this is an old post, but it may be as simple as a sear spring adjustment. That’s a real easy problem to diagnose and really easy to fix. At any rate, if you do sell it make the buyer aware of it’s issues.
 

22ConversionUnut

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I've had this one for a couple of years. Bought it used, I really like it. I also use the lower for my .22 Conversion Units. Norinco makes an nice pistol that will certainly take a beating. I vote for fixing it and enjoying it.

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