1911! NORINCO NP44 1911
So far, we have seen 1911 pistols that were manufactured in the U.S.A., where John Moses Browning’s design took shape. Yesterday’s post covered a Colt-made 1911 that was rebuilt in Germany. Today, we move to China to see how the Norinco firm modified the design and builds their own version of the 1911. Read on for another LSB journey in firearms history…
The China North Industries Group Corporation Limited, officially abbreviated as ‘Norinco’, is a Chinese state-owned defence corporation that manufactures a diverse range of civil and military products. It was founded in 1988 in Beijing, where it is headquartered.
Norinco built various versions of the 1911 pistol. However today we shall be focusing on the ‘NP44’, a .45 ACP double stack, sport version of the M1911A1. The all-steel pistol features an adjustable rear sight, a target trigger, elongated beaver tail and slide-release and a protruding magazine release button. The pistol comes with two 14-round magazines.
Norinco’s NP44 comes at an unbeatable bargain price of €499! - do not be misled into thinking that this is cheaply made gun. You will be surprised by its fit and finish. The NP44 is imported into the EU and proofed in Belgium according to C.I.P. standards. More details can be found here. You may also see this feature on our Facebook Page.
This pistol is factory-new!
If you wish to own this firearm, please send us a private message or phone us on 99471091 to reserve it until you visit the shop to see it physically. You will require as a minimum a Target Shooter Licence A or a Collector Licence A to be able to purchase it.
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