Originally Posted by Axxe55
one of the worst pistols i have ever owned was a Norinco 1911 copy many years ago. should have been called the Jamomatic!
my friend that owned the gunstore i bought it at tried to warn me, but i was foolish in not listening. he quit selling them because they were problematic and poorly made.
Funny. I had two of them that I bought with consecutive serial numbers, one for myself and one as a gift for my Dad. Both were utterly reliable. Some 1911 smiths that I know state that the slide and frame steel is harder in than a most 1911's and that they don't liek to work on them due to the additional wear on tools. Don't know how true it is though. I ended up giving the second one away to keep my father-in-law from trading his Fox Sterlingworth double barrel 12 ga. for a cheap .380. He say's I'll get the pitol back one day. Standard 1911 parts can be fitted to them , and I have some ideas of what I want to do with it if I ever do get it back.
My worst Pistol was a Norinco also though. It was a Tokarev copy. It locked up in some fashion that made it mechanically impossible to disassemble, cycle or properly fix. The importer sent me a new pistol, but I traded it in.
Kind of ironic that I had Norinco 1911 copies that have been reliable, and the Commie Tokarev was the one that they didn't get right.