Model: Model 1911-A1
Serial Number: 504172
Year of Manufacture: 1991-1995
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Model of The 1911A1”, “45 Automatic”, and with the Norinco logo. The left side of the frame is marked “Made In China By Norinco. C.S.I. Ont. CA”. The right side of the frame is marked “504172”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a flat topped square notched two white dot rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a single white dot front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black rubber wraparound finger groove grips with a pebbled finish marked “Hogue” on each side. The grips show light handling marks and are in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is very minor wear on the top of the front sight with a mark through the finish on the top of the rear sight. The front edges of the frame and slide show wear, along with the top and bottom edges of the slide. The slide also shows minor handling marks on the sides, with wear on the serrations at the back. There is also slight wear on each side of the trigger guard. The screw heads show disfigurement. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The trigger pull is light with a slight amount of creep. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one stainless magazine marked “Vega / .45 Auto”. It has slight wear and is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This pistol is perfect for home protection. If you take off the rubber grips and replace them with wood, then you can also use this pistol in those SASS Wild Bunch matches. Except for the grip screws, which are probably metric, the parts are interchangeable with Colts, so adding aftermarket parts isn’t an issue. The forged steel frames are made out of recycled train rails, unlike some of the other foreign investment cast frames, and are hard and durable, so these guns were made to last.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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