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  1. Handguns
    Hi ladies & gentlemen. I'm new to the forum, love to shoot, hunt and reload :) I got a 2nd hand Norinco 1911 A1 C. It's got all the design features of the classic Colt Commander except it's made in China. It came with 2 COLT factory mags and no Norinco mags (wonder why?). The gun has not...
  2. Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
    Hello, Mr Bubba again, soapbox in hand! Today it's about the apparent need to improve the 1911's extractor. Smith is using the pin & spring style, Kimber is using a Glock style, Para has their own wierd design, and I think Wilson offers some other style as well. I suppose it's all well and...
  3. Handguns
    The more I think about the idea of getting a 1911, the more I like it. I am particularly fond of the idea getting a cheap one and building it up myself (just something special about it) What parts should I look at. I am thiking and extended slide release is a no brainer since I know I can't...
  4. Gunsmithing
    I have a Springfield 1911A1 with Bo-Mar sights. The rear sight has become so loose in the dovetail I can slide it back and forth. What is the best method for me to secure the sight?
  5. Handguns
    Regarding GI contract 1911 magazines. Does anyone have any recent experience with the post-vietnam mags with contract numbers on the floorplates. I would like to know if the recent new surplus mags have feed lips shaped like the current civilian (Colt, Metalform, etc.)mags. Or are they still...
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