Norinco 1911 custom bullseye gun, beater edition (in MA)

about 2 years ago
Norinco 1911 custom bullseye gun, beater edition (in MA)
Available on
Northeast Shooters
North Shore

Bought this from a NES member last year without any of the faults being disclosed. Have bills to pay so time to find a new home. The rundown:
Early '90s Norinco "Model of the 1911" pistol. These are known for being completely forged/machined rather than cast. At some point in the '90s it was customized in the style of a 1960s bullseye target gun. This includes a set of rather rare and valuable Bo-Mar sights from the mid 1950s, plus a Group Gripper 2-piece guiderod/spring loaded link device, an adjustable trigger, and a fitted USGI national match barrel bushing. Also has a set of Hogue rubber grips in addition to the original Nork plastic ones. Shoots quite well.
Now the bad:
-The original sear, hammer, and disconnector were also "customized" to the point they were trashed. I had a respected gunsmith take a couple cracks at it with new Springfield/Colt parts. It's mostly kosher now but there's room for improvement.
-The slide has an odd bow in one side. No one could figure out if it was a factory defect or someone did it.
-Overall finish quality is very much 1990s Norinco.
Asking $500 OBO. Would possibly consider trades, especially for a full size revolver, .22 pistol, or 10mm pistol. Will include some ammo if I can find it. FtF on the north shore on eFA-10, or at an FFL on the buyer's dime.
Statement of Legal compliance:
I will comply with all Federal and State Laws. If the firearm is to be shipped, you must provide me with a signed copy of your dealer's FFL (or your 03FFL if this is a Curio and Relic). For private party face-to-face transactions (only permitted by Fed law when both buyer and seller live in same state), I will meet all applicable state and federal laws.
When ammunition, magazines or other regulated items are sold/bought or traded as part of this transaction, I agree to follow all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to these items.