The other day I decided to get a new NORINCO 1911, so as soon as I found a nice second hand one I bought it. Many years ago, I owned an old one that despite it had been used and abused to my surprise it shot pretty well. Stupidly enough some time after I decided to sell it simply because at a certain point I could not stand any more to look at such an iconic pistol with the chinese NORINCO mark on it... Cutting a long story short, in the last few months I sold all my (not big) collection of vintage firearms and decided to keet only few guns for the range, so at a certain point I also felt the urge to buy another NORINCO 1911A1 to use as a spare gun also to test new cartridges. It looks in mint crisp condition, so I suppose it wasn't used at all by the previous owner. So far I've replaced those ugly cheap grey plastic grips with a couple of nice traditionals double diamond walnut grips: I hate its big adjustable rear sight though, in the next days I'll take a couple of pictures of it.