Norinco 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Instruction Manual

Warning: Before Using this Firearm, Rear and Follow these Instructions
If there is anything you do not understand, get help from someone qualified in the safe handling of firearms.

Caution: Always keep and carry your pistol empty, with the hammer forward except when you intend to shoot, so that your pistol cannot be fired when you do not mean to fire.

Caution: Use only clean, dry original high quality commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition which is appropriate to the caliber of your pistol – see following table and Section 3 Caution 14. and never carry the pistol with a round in the chamber until ready to shoot.

Technical Specifications

 

1911A1

1911A1 C

NP27

NP28

NP29

Caliber

45ACP

9x19mm

Muzzle Speed

270m/s

250m/s

355m/s

Length, Overall

218mm

200mm

221mm

218mm

Height, Overall

137mm

142mm

137mm

Width, Overall

33.5mm

41mm

33.5mm

Barrel Length

127.8mm

109.2mm

128mm

Rifling Lead

406mm

254mm

Number of Rifling Grooves

6

Sight Base

160mm

143mm

147mm

160mm

Weight (approx)

1.13Kg

1.09Kg

1.24Kg

1.15Kg

Trigger Pull

SA:22 ~ 31N

Magazine Capacity

7

15

9

Safety Depends on You

Section 1: Precautions
Read and understand all the following precautions before removing this firearm from its package.

This Norinco product is classified as a firearm or dangerous weapon; it is, therefore, potentially lethal!

Warning: If this firearm is carefully or improperly handled, unintentional discharge could result and could cause injury, death or damage to properly.

Caution: Carefully read this instruction manual which gives basic advice on the proper handling and functioning of this Norinco firearm prior to loading and firing.  However, your safety and the safety of others (including your family) depends on your mature compliance with that advice, and your adoption, development and consent employment of safe practices.

If unfamiliar with firearms, seek further advice through safe handling courses run by local gun clubs, approved instructor, or similar qualified organizations.

Notice
Norinco shall not be responsible for injury, death or damage to property resulting from either intentional or accidental discharge of this firearm, or from its function when used for purposes or subjected to treatment for which it was not designed, Norinco will not honour claims involving this firearm which result from careless or improper handling, unauthorized adjustment or parts replacement, corrosion, neglect, or the use of wrong calibre ammunition, or the use of ammunition other than original high quality commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition, or any combination thereof.  Norinco will not honour claims are made by the second or subsequent owner.

Important
Before it left the factory this firearm was tested, carefully inspected, and packaged.  Norinco cannot control product handling after it leaves the factory; therefore, please examine this firearm carefully at the time of purchase to insure that it is unloaded and undamaged.  The dealer will be pleased to assist you in making this examination and endeavour to answer your further questions.

This instruction manual should always accompany this firearm.  When you lend, give or sell this firearm, be sure this manual goes with it.

List of Sections

Section

Title

Section

Title

1

Precautions

 

Carrying Modes

2

Safety Instructions

 

Unloading

 

Cautions

 

   To Unload

 

Safety Features:

 

Firing

 

   Trigger Guard

 

   To Fire

 

   Slide Lock Safety

4

Maintenance

 

   Grip Safety

 

Stripping for Cleaning

 

   Safety Stop on Hammer

 

Assembling after Cleaning

3

Functions

 

When to Clean

 

Ammunition Selection

 

How to Clean and Lubricate

 

Loading

 

Storage

 

   To Load a Magazine

5

Parts Illustrations and Lists

 

   To Load the Pistol

 

 

Section 2: Safety Instructions

We want you to enjoy shooting your Norinco pistol, but we want you to enjoy it safely.  You may be an experienced safe shooter already familiar with the procedures in this instruction manual, or you may never have handled a gun before.  Either way we urge you to read this entire instruction manual carefully.  You must follow the safety instructions for your safety and the safety of others.

Warning: When you squeeze the trigger, you must expect the gun to fire, and you must take full responsibility for firing it.  Your care can avoid accidental discharge, and you will thereby avoid accidental injury and death.

Cautions:
General Handling Cautions

  1. Always handle your pistol as if it were loaded so that you never fire it accidentally when you think it is unloaded.
  2. Never point your pistol at anything you do not intend to shoot so that if it fires accidentally, injury, death, or damage to property will be prevented.
  3. Never take anyone’s word that a gun is unloaded: check for yourself with fingers off the trigger and gun pointed in a safe direction, so that you never fire the gun accidentally when you think it is unloaded.
  4. Always make sure your pistol is not loaded and slide is latched open before laying it down, or handling it to another person, so that it can be fired when it is unsafe to do so.
  5. Always keep and carry your pistol empty, with the hammer forward except when you intend to shoot, so that your pistol cannot be fired when you do not mean to fire it.
  6. Always be aware of possible risk from dropping your pistol.   Some parts of the mechanism could be damaged.  You may not see the damage but if it is severe, the pistol may discharge and cause injury, death, or damage to property.  If your pistol has been dropped, have it examined by a competent gunsmith before using it again.
  7. Never leave pistol cocked ready to fire as this condition is extremely dangerous, and pistol could easily be accidentally discharged, causing injury, death, or damage to property.
  8. Never leave a loaded pistol unattended.  Someone, especially a child, may fire it and cause injury, death, or damage to property.
  9. Always instruct children to respect firearms.  If you teach your children to shoot, teach them or get them trained by a qualified instructor to treat and use the pistol properly, and always supervise them closely.  Always stress safety so that your children will not fire the pistol when it is unsafe to do so.

Range Cautions

  1. Always be sure your backstop is adequate to stop and contain bullets before beginning target practice so that you do not hit anything outside the range shooting area.  THINK! What will you HIT if you MISS the target?
  2. Always put a knowledgeable and responsible person in charge to maintain safety control when a group is firing on a range.  Obey his commands so that discipline is maintained to reduce the likelihood of accidents.
  3. Always carry your pistol empty with slide latched open while on a range until preparing to fire, keep it pointed towards the backstop when loading, firing and unloading, to eliminate the risk of injury, death, or damage to property.

Loading Cautions

  1. Always be sure barrel bore, chamber and action are clean and clear of obstructions.  Clean a fouled pistol immediately so that it will function correctly and safely.
  2. Always use only clean, dry, original high quality commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition which is appropriate to the calibre of your pistol.  Gun and ammunition manufacturers design their products within exacting engineering safety limits.  Handloads and remanufactured ammunition are sometimes outside those limits and can be so unsafe as to blow up the chamber, slide and receiver and cause injury, death, or damage to property.

Shooting Cautions

  1. Never drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs before or during shooting, as your vision, coordination and judgement could be seriously impaired making your gun handling unsafe.
  2. Always seek a doctor’s advice if you are taking medication, to be sure you are fit to shoot and handle your pistol safely.
  3. Always wear and encourage others to wear ear protection when shooting, especially on a range.  Without ear protection, the noise of even one shot from your pistol, and other guns close to you, could leave a “ringing” in the ears for some time after firing, while the cumulative long term effect could be permanent hearing loss.
  4. Always wear and encourage others to wear protective shooting glasses.  Flying particles could damage eyes and cause blindness; but protective shooting glasses should prevent such injury.
  5. Always keep the safety on when pistol is loaded and cocked until you are ready to fire.  This will minimize risk of an accidental discharge.
  6. Always keep clear and keep others clear of the ejection port.  Spent charged are ejected with enough force to cause injury.  The ejection port must also be unobstructed by your hand to insure safe ejection of live rounds.  Never place fingers in ejection port; they could be burned by hot metal or injured by the slide moving forward.
  7. Never squeeze the trigger or put your finger in the trigger guard until you are aiming at a target and ready to shoot.  This will prevent you firing the pistol when it is pointing in an unsafe direction.
  8. Always be absolutely sure of your target and the area behind it before you squeeze the trigger.  A bullet could travel through or past your target up to 1 ½ miles… if in doubt, don’t shoot.  THINK!  What will you HIT if you MISS the target?
  9. Never shoot at a hard surface such as a rock, or a liquid surface such as water.  A bullet may ricochet and travel in any direction to strike you, or an object you cannot see, causing injury, death, or damage to property.
  10. Never discharge a firearm near flammable material.  Flame and sparks erupt from the firearm when discharged.  They could start a fire or cause flammable liquids and gases to explode.
  11. Never fire your firearm near an animal unless it is trained to accept the noise; an animal’s startled reaction could injure it or cause an accident.
  12. Never indulge in “horseplay” while holding your pistol as it may be accidentally discharged.
  13. Never walk, climb or follow a companion with your pistol cocked ready to fire, out of its holster, or with the hammer in any position other than forward on an empty chamber, to eliminate risk of accidental discharge.  When hunting, hold your pistol so that you can always control the direction of the muzzle.

Malfunction Cautions

  1. Failure to fire: Always hold pistol, keeping it pointed toward the target or a safe open area and wait 30 seconds when the pistol fails to fire.  If a handfire (slow ignition) has occurred, round will fire within 30 seconds.  If round does not fire, remove magazine, eject round and examine primer; if firing pin indent on primer is light, off center, or non-existent, have pistol examined by a competent gunsmith before firing again.  If firing pin indent on primer appears normal (in comparison with similar previously fired rounds) assume faulty ammunition; segregate misfired round from other live ammunition and empty cases, reload and carry on firing.

Note: Dispose of misfired rounds in accordance with ammunition manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. Never use your pistol if it fails to function properly and never force a jammed action, as a round may explode causing serious injury, possible death, or severe damage to your pistol.’

Cleaning and Storage Cautions

  1. Always make sure your pistol is not loaded before cleaning, storing, travelling, laying it down, or handing it to another person, so that it cannot be fired when it is unsafe to do so.
  2. Always keep and store your pistol and ammunition in separate locked receptacles out of reach and sight of children and untrained people, to minimize the risk of pistol and ammunition being easily available for loading and firing.

Gun Abuse Caution

  1. Never abuse your pistol by using it for any purpose other than shooting.
  2. Never dry fire the pistol when the slide is removed from the receiver, and do not alter parts as the lever of safety could be reduced.

Note: Please note that we have chosen to use the word “SQUEEZE” in this instruction manual instead of “Pull” or “Press” when trigger movement is described; this is simply to remind you of the need for a gently squeezing action to achieve accuracy.

Safety Features
Norinco 1911A1 series automatic pistols incorporate several positive safety devices which, if properly employed, can minimize the danger of accidental firing.  These safety devices are described on the following pages.

Trigger Guard
The trigger guard is a metal loop around the trigger to protect it from damage and to help prevent accidental discharge.

Slide Lock Safety
The slide lock safety is located on the left rear of the pistol just below the slide.  With hammer fully cocked and slide lock safety applied, upper part of slide lock safety engages slide lock notch to prevent rearward movement of slide, while an internal cam surface engages the sear to prevent forward hammer movement when trigger is squeezed.  This safety device can be applied only when the slide is fully forward and hammer is fully cocked.

To apply slide lock safety, point the pistol in a safe direction, keep fingers outside trigger guard, pull slide fully to rear and allow it to return sharply forward, leaving the hammer in fully cocked position.  Press up on slide lock safety until it fully engages slide notch (see figure 2).  When the slide lock safety is down, the sear is free to release the hammer to fire the pistol when it is properly gripped and the trigger is squeezed.

Grip Safety
The grip safety is located on the upper rear part of the receiver (see figure 1).  The grip safety is automatically applied by spring action to prevent rearward travel of trigger unless pistol grip is firmly and properly grasped.  The front of the grip safety (inside the pistol frame) contacts rear of trigger to prevent its rearward movement.  When the pistol grip is positively grasped, the grip safety is rotated out of contact with rear of trigger to allow trigger movement.

Safety Stop on Hammer
The safety stop is a flat, shelf-like surface on the hammer which functions as an automatic safety device.  It will engage the sear in the unlikely event of primary sear notch failure.  This will prevent the hammer from falling fully forward unintentionally and will insure against uncontrolled automatic fire.  It also prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin should your hand slip from the slide or hammer while cocking the pistol, provided the hammer is rotated past the safety stop.  It is located such that when the sear engages the safety stop, the sear can be disengaged by squeezing the trigger to allow the hammer to fall forward.  The hammer will fall when you squeeze the trigger.  It falls because the sear slides over the flat part of the safety stop to release the hammer.  This is intentional but will not allow the pistol to fire.  It will not fire because the hammer is already almost fully forward when it is released from the sear.  The safety stop is not a manual safety and should not be engaged by hand.

Caution: Control hammer with your thumb and always point pistol in a safe direction when squeezing the trigger to lower the hammer.  This will avoid accidental injury in the unlikely event of pistol discharge, but lowering the hammer in this way should be done only when the chamber is empty.

Section 3: Function
Norinco 1911A1 series semi automatic pistol is ready to fire when a loaded magazine is inserted into the pistol, the slide pulled back to cock hammer, and released to travel forward and feed a round from the magazine into the chamber.  Final forward slide movement locks barrel and slide together and deactivates disconnector.

When the pistol is grasped, the grip safety is released so that the trigger may now be squeezed.  When the trigger is squeezed the trigger bar lever acts on the plunger lever to disengage the firing pin lock just before the sear disengages from the hammer.  The hammer pivots forward under the force of the mainspring to strike the rear of the firing pin.  The firing pin is driven forward to strike primer in base of cartridge.

The energy imparted to the primer ignites it; the primer in turn ignites the main powder charge which, in burning, rapidly generates extremely high gas pressure to drive the bullet down the barrel.  Rifling grooves in the barrel impart stabilizing spin to the bullet so that it will follow a more accurate path to the target when it leaves the muzzle.

Force rearward on the slide and barrel on their rearward travel; however, the slide unlocks from the barrel only after gas pressure is reduced to a safe level.  Rearward slide travel depresses the disconnector, carries spent cartridge rearward on extractor until base of cartridge is stuck by ejector to propel it through ejection port.

Slide movement continues under momentum to fully cock the hammer.  If last round has been fired, the magazine follower will activate the slide stop to hold slide to the rear, but if a round remains in magazine, the slide will move forward to feed and lock the next round in the chamber.  The trigger must be released and squeezed again to fire the next round.

Ammunition Selection
Norinco firearms are designed to function with a variety of brands and types of factory-manufactured ammunition in the appropriate caliber; but not all ammunition produces the same result.  Norinco recommends that after you rear and understand this manual, you go to the range and fire different ammunition which is appropriate to the caliber of your firearm.  Once you find the ammunition which functions best, keep using it.  Every time before loading your pistol, examine the ammunition, particularly on around the primer.  Look for dents, scratches and other signs of damage.  Do not load damaged ammunition.

Note: Extensive use of +P ammunition will accelerate wear in your pistol.

Loading
Caution: To minimize risk of unintentional discharge, load live ammunition into pistol only when  you intend to shoot and then keep an empty chamber under the hammer.

Caution: Always exercise extreme care to keep muzzle pointing in a safe direction, well clear of your body, particularly when loading and unloading.

To Load a Magazine

  1. Caution: Read Safety Instructions (Section 3).
  2. Use only ammunition recommended inside front cover of this instruction manual as suitable for your pistol.  Examine the ammunition, particularly on and around the primer.  Look for dents, scratched, and other signs of damage.  Do not load damaged ammunition.
  3. With open end uppermost, grasp magazine in one hand.  Place a round on magazine follower with base just forward of retaining lips (see figure 3).  Press round down and back until base of round touches rear flat edge of magazine.  Place next round on top of previous round and press down and back.  Repeat until magazine is loaded, but do NOT exceed its capacity.  For magazine capacity, see Section 2 – Main Features.

Caution: To minimize risk of unintentional discharge, load live ammunition into pistol only when you are about to shoot.

To Load the Pistol

  1. Caution: Read safety instructions (Section 3) – keep pistol pointing in safe direction and do not touch the trigger.
  2. Remove magazine from pistol.  Place your hand under magazine to prevent it from falling.  Press magazine catch (located on left of pistol behind trigger guard) to drop the magazine out of the magazine well. (see figure 4)

  1. Hold pistol by stock with one hand.  Keep other hand clear of ejection port and grasp serrated finger grips on both sides of slide.  Pull slide back slightly and look in chamber to ensure it is empty; allow slide to return forward.  (If slide was fully to rear, release cocked hammer by squeezing trigger after ensuring chamber is empty).
  2. Insert loading magazine into magazine well with bullets pointing forward.  Push magazine fully “home” until magazine catch is heard to “click” locking it in place.

 

Important: Do not strike base of magazine to drive it home – just push it firmly into pistol.  Otherwise, you could damage magazine and injure your hand.

  1. When you are ready to shoot, grip the slide as described in Step 3 and pull it fully rearward to cock the hammer.  Release slide to feed a round from the magazine into the chamber.  The pistol is now loaded, cocked and ready to fire!
  2. Apply slide lock safety by pushing it up to prevent the hammer falling forward if trigger is moved.

 

Caution: Never leave pistol cocked and ready to fire (as in Step 5) as this condition is extremely dangerous; pistol could easily be accidentally discharged, causing injury, death, or damage to property.

Carrying Modes
Note: This pistol may be carried in any one of the following modes according to your needs:

Mode 1:

-Magazine Empty, Chamber Empty

 

-Pistol cannot be discharged

 

-Use Mode 1 for storage, transporting, cleaning, repair, demonstrating and dry practice.

Mode 2:

-Magazine Loaded, Chamber Empty, Hammer Down

 

-Pistol cannot be fired until slide is cycled and trigger is squeezed

 

-Use mode 2 when carrying the pistol ready for use

Mode 3:

-Magazine Loaded, Chamber Loaded, Hammer Cocked, Safety ON

 

-Pistol can be fired when slide lock safety is off and trigger is squeezed

 

-Use Mode 3 when you MUST BE PREPARED to use the pistol IMMEDIATELY without warning

Warning: When you squeeze the trigger, you must expect the gun to fire, and you must take full responsibility for firing it.  Your care can avoid accidental discharge, and you will thereby avoid accidental injury and death.

Unloading
Caution: Always unload your pistol immediately after use and before cleaning and storage to minimize the risk of accidental discharge.

To Unload

  1. Be sure you are familiar with Safety Instructions in Section 3.  Keep pistol pointing in a safe direction, do not touch trigger and always keep hands away from muzzle and ejection port.
  2. Place hand under magazine to prevent it from falling and press magazine catch to release and eject magazine.

Note: If slide is fully rearward, Step 3 does not apply.

  1. Using serrated finger grips, pull slide sharply rearward to extract and eject a round from the chamber.  Keep your hands clear of the ejection port to allow round to eject without obstruction.  Examine previously chambered round for dents and other damage; if damaged, dispose of it as explained in paragraph 7.
  2. Caution: Keep pistol pointing in a safe direction while you look in the chamber to ensure it is empty and see that magazine has been removed.
  3. Keep pistol pointing in a safe direction, allow slide to return forward on empty chamber and squeeze the trigger to allow hammer to fall forward.  (If slide is held to rear by the slide stop, pull slide back slightly, then release it).
  4. Remove remaining live rounds by sliding them forward out of the magazine.
  5. Collect undamaged live ammunition for safe storage and future use.  Collect spent cartridge cases for disposal.  Segregate misfired and damaged live ammunition for disposal according to ammunition manufacturer’s instructions.

Firing
Before firing your Norinco pistol, practice your stance, aim, rhythm and breathing for steady aim with your pistol UNLOADED.
Practice firing on a range before going hunting or using your pistol for any other type of shooting.

Cautions:

  1. Always wear and encourage others to wear ear protection when shooting, especially on a range.  Without ear protection, the noise of just one round from your pistol, and other guns close to you, could leave a “ringing” in your ears for some time after firing, while cumulative long term effect could be permanent hearing loss.
  2. Always wear and encourage others to wear protective shooting glasses.  Flying particles could damage eyes and cause blindness; but protective shooting glasses should prevent such injury.

To Fire

  1. Caution: Read safety instructions (Section 3) – keep pistol pointing in safe direction and do not touch the trigger.
  2. Load pistol as previously described.
  3. Grasp pistol by stock and, with index finger resting along the outside of trigger guard, take aim.  Aim by aligning target with front and rear sights (see figure 5).  After identifying your target and seeing that it is clear to shoot, focus on the front sight.  Be sure you have a safe backstop.  THINK!  What will you HIT if you MISS the target?

  1. Release Slide Lock Safety by pressing it down out of engagement with slide lock notch.
  2. Keeping steady aim, place index finger on trigger and squeeze gently until hammer falls.  Don’t jerk the trigger as you will disturb your aim and spoil your accuracy.  To fire the second and subsequent rounds, all that is necessary is to release the trigger and squeeze it again after every shot until you have completed firing.
  3. This is a semi-automatic pistol and is immediately loaded and cocked ready to fire again after each shot until the magazine is empty.

Note: This pistol can be fired without a magazine in place.

  1. Release trigger, remove index finger from the trigger, and apply Slide Lock Safety by pushing it up into the slide lock notch.  However, if you have fired the last round from the magazine the slide will stay to the rear and you will be unable to apply the slide lock safety.

Caution: If pistol fails to fire, hold it, keeping it pointed toward the target or safe open area and wait 30 seconds.  If a hangfire (slow ignition) has occurred, round will fire within 30 seconds.  If round does not fire, remove magazine, eject round and examine primer.  If firing pin indent on primer is light, off center or nonexistent, have pistol examined by a competent gunsmith before firing again.  If firing pin on primer appears normal (in comparison with similar previously fired rounds) assume faulty ammunition; segregate misfired round from other live ammunition and empty cases; reload and carry on firing.
Note: Dispose of misfired rounds in accordance with the ammunition manufacturer’s instructions

  1. Caution: Keep pistol pointing in a safe direction.  Unload as previously described.

Important: If you cock your pistol but do not fire it, apply Slide Lock Safety until ready to fire.  If you lose the opportunity to fire, unload your pistol as previously described.  Remember, if a round is in the chamber there is a risk of accidental discharge.

Caution: Never leave pistol cocked and ready to fire as the fire condition is extremely dangerous, and pistol could easily be accidentally discharged causing injury, death, or damage to property.

Section 4: Maintenance
Like any other precision mechanism, your pistol will function better, last longer, and remain safer when it is properly maintained.  Follow the advice in this section to keep your pistol in peak condition.  Keep your pistol clean and properly lubricated to proling its reliable life.

Cautions:

  1. Ensure that magazine Is removed and the pistol is not loaded before stripping and cleaning, so that pistol will not fire.
  2. Wear safety glasses in case you lose control of some spring loaded component such as the recoil spring or plug which could injure your eyes.
  3. Never dry fire the pistol when the slide is removed from the receiver, and do not alter parts as the level of safety could be reduced.

Note: Force is unnecessary and should never be used to strip or assemble your pistol.

Stripping for Cleaning
There are some differences between 1911A1, 1911A1 C, NP27, NP28, NP29 and other Norinco pistols which makes it necessary to identify them separately in the following procedure.

  1. Ensure magazine is removed and pistol is NOT loaded.  Be sure you are familiar with the Safety Instructions in Section 3.

  1. With muzzle pointing upward, rest pistol on heel of butt and “grip safety” on a table or bench.

 

Caution: The springs are strong and could fly out and injure or even blind somebody if they are not handled with care.

  1. Push slide back about ¼ inch, press down on recoil spring plug (located just below muzzle) and at same time rotate barrel bushing clockwise about ¼ turn, using barrel bushing wrench is necessary; this will free plug and recoil spring.  Keep pressure on plug to prevent it being ejected by the spring, then allow plug and spring to gradually extend out of the slide (see figure 6).

Rotate plug counter-clockwise and remove from spring.

  1. Cock hammer by pulling back on hammer spur.
  2. Pull slide to rear until lug on slide stop is opposite disassembly notch (see figure 8) and push rounded end of pin of slide stop (on right of receiver) inward and through receiver to slide stop from slide.
  3. Lift out slidestop (see figure 7)

  1. Push slide forward off the receiver.
  2. Lift recoil springs and guide and pull them rearward out of slide (see figure 8).

  1. Turn barrel bushing counter-clockwise, push barrel and barrel bushing forward until bushing is clear of slide, then remove bushing from barrel.
  2. No action; proceed to step 11. (Barrel bushing was removed at step 4).
  3. Push link forward and remove barrel from slide.

 

Important: Do not strip your pistol further than previously described.  Do not remove or alter parts, particularly safety parts.  If additional maintenance is required, see “Service and Repair” later in this instruction manual.

Assembling After Cleaning

  1. With slide upside down and barrel link forward, assemble barrel into the slide as in Figure 8.
  2. (see figure 9).  Place barrel bushing over muzzle of barrel and into slide until it is flush with the face of the slide, (STEP 1).  Turn bushing clockwise as far as it will go (STEP 2).

  1. Place the recoil guide into the recoil spring/s so that the closed end of the spring/s are up against the collar of the guide.
  2. Cock the hammer.  Look at the top of the receiver and make sure the plunger lever is down (forward), tip the receiver forward to keep it down as you run the slide onto the receiver; (see figure 10)

Lock through the slide stop hole in the side of the receiver.  Move the slide along the receiver.  Move the slide along the receiver until you see the hole in the barrel link line up with the hole in the side of the receiver.  Insert the slide stop through the hole until it is almost home; (see figure 11).

Continue pushing the slide rearward until the disassembly notch lines up with the rear part of the slide stop.  Now push the slide stop up and in against the slide stop plunger until the slide stop is fully home.

  1. Rest pistol on table or bench with muzzle pointing upward.
  2. Push slide back about ½ inch, press down on recoil spring plug, compressing the recoil spring into the slide until the plug is fully home, then rotate the barrel bushing.  Align the arched part of the bushing so that it straddles the recoil spring plug and locks it in place.
  3. Place recoil spring plug over end of recoil springs.  Align lug on recoil spring plug with access slot in slide and push the plug into the slide using a screwdriver.  Now turn the plug ¼ turn until the lug on the plug locks into the locking slot on the bottom of the slide.

Install the barrel brushing over the recoil spring plug and into the slide.  Press down on the recoil spring plug and at the same time rotate the barrel bushing clockwise about a ¼ turn to lock it over the plug, (see figure 6).  Finally, while the pistol is still empty (unloaded), check that the recoil spring plug is correctly seated and locked.  To do so, note that the recoil spring plug must be flush with, or protruding only slightly beyond, the face of the barrel bushing when the screwdriver slot is vertical.
Double check by looking at the bottom of the slide, just in front of the receiver, to ensure the lug on the recoil spring plug is fully seated in its slot on the slide.
Caution: You could damage your pistol when you fire, or attempt to fire if the recoil spring plug is not correctly seated and locked as described above.

  1. After assembling the pistol, check its function as follows:
    Remove magazine.  Pull the slide back fully and let it go.  It should fly forward and close over the empty chamber.  The hammer should stay cocked.  Push the safety up and squeeze the trigger.  The hammer should stay cocked.  Push the safety down and squeeze the trigger.  The hammer should fall.  Pull the hammer back slightly without touching the trigger.  You should hear a click as the sear slips on to the safety shelf.  Lower the hammer to engage the safety shelf.  Now squeeze the trigger again and note that the hammer falls forward off the safety shelf.
    Insert an empty magazine.  Pull the slide back fully and let go.  It should NOT fly forward.  Look into the ejection port at the front face of the slide.  Make sure the firing pin is not sticking through the hole.*  Hold the slide, push down on the slide stop and ease the slide fully forward.  Put your thumb on the hammer, squeeze the trigger and ease the hammer forward.

*If you find the firing pin sticking forward or if your pistol discharges when you close the slide, do not use it.  Return it to the purchase arms dealer.

Important: Do these checks only after you strip and assemble the pistol.  Do not slam the slide forward at any other time, except when loading.  If you exercise the slide, control it with your hand.

Caution: While unlikely, it is possible the firing pin may stock forward.  If you find it sticking forward, do not load or attempt to fire the pistol.  If you attempt to close the slide on a loaded chamber when the firing pin is sticking forward, the pistol may discharge.

When to Clean
You should clean your pistol as soon after firing as possible so that the job will be easier and there will be less opportunity for corrosion to start.  When your pistol has not been fired, clean it periodically; we suggest once or twice a year in a temperate climate, or as often as once a month in a tropical climate.  If you carry a loaded pistol, UNLOAD it and clean it at least once a month.  If you get your pistol wet, clean it as soon as possible.

How to Clean and Lubricate
The following cleaning procedure may be used both periodically and after firing; however, those items marked “*” are unnecessary for periodic cleaning.
Materials: Cleaning rod, cotton flannel patches (cut to fit snugly into the bore), a small toothbrush, good quality light gun oil, *gun cleaning solution, and, *a brass wire bristle bore cleaning brush.

Note: In freezing conditions (below 32°F or 0°C) avoid the use of oil for lubrication; instead apply dry lubricant sparingly.

Procedure

  1. Caution: Ensure that the pistol is not loaded.
  2. Strip for cleaning as previously described.

NOTE: Avoid contact between cleaning rod and muzzle as resultant wear will reduce accuracy.  To avoid damaging the muzzle always clean from breech end forward.

  1. Attach cotton flannel patch to end of cleaning rod insert it in breech and pass rod and patch down through barrel.  Repeat, changing patched until the last patch comes out clean.
  2. Visually inspect barrel; f it is clean, proceed directly to step 7, but if it remains dirty, continue with step 5.
  3. *(NOTE: This item should be applicable only after firing).  Attach brass wire bristle brush to cleaning rod and dip brush in gun cleaning solution.  Thoroughly scrub out barrel, passing the brush all the way through before reversing the movement.  If you try to change direction with brush in barrel, the brush will stick.
  4. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
  5. Lightly moisten a flannel patch with gun oil and pass it once through barrel, leaving a thin film of oil on the inside surface.  Leave this film of oil on the inside surface if pistol is to be stored.  If it is not to be stored, or if it is being removed from storage for use, pass a dry patch through the barrel to remove as much oil as possible.
  6. Check that flannel or brush bristles have not become lodged in any part of the pistol.  Wipe all the metal surfaced you can reach with a flannel patch lightly moistened with gun oil.  Be sure to wipe the rails inside the slide and the rails on the receiver.  Wipe the barrel on the outside surface.  Wipe the barrel bushing area.  Put one small drop of oil in each of the locking grooves in the slide.  Put one small drop of oil on the hammer pivot pin, the barrel link pin and the sear pivot pin.  Movement of the slide should distribute sufficient oil to other areas within the pistol.  Wipe away any excess oil.  (See NOTE of cold weather lubrication).
  7. Reassemble pistol as previously described.
  8. Again wipe external surfaces with oil moistened patch to remove any finger prints. (Finger moisture, if left, could start corrosion process).  (See NOTS on cold weather lubrication).
  9. Remove any gun cleaning solution and oil from the stock.

Storage
Caution: Always unload your pistol for storage and store ammunition separately.  Keep and store your pistol and ammunition securely locked and in separate locations out of reach and sight of children.  (Children are naturally curious and do not always believe the real danger of guns.)

Note: Remove your pistol from its holster at the end of the day.  Do not store your pistol in an air-tight container, and do not seal or attempt to seal the barrel to exclude dust, as the internal steel surface is more likely to corrode.  Use the Norinco packaging case, with a padlock on it to store your empty pistol.

Section 5: Parts Illustrations and Lists
This section is provided so that you may identify names of parts for your own interest.

Description

1.

Slide

24.

Grip screw

2.

Rear sight

25.

Stock screw bushing

3.

Extractor

26.

Safety catch

4.

Firing pin spring

27.

Hammer pin

5.

Firing pin

28.

Sear and disconnector pin

6.

Firing pin stop plate

29.

Slide stop

7.

Magazine catch lock

30.

Frame (Receiver)

8.

Magazine catch spring

31.

Recoil spring guide

9.

Magazine catch

32.

Recoil spring

10.

Slide stop plunger

33.

Plug

11.

Plunger spring

34.

Barrel bushing

12.

Safety catch plunger

35.

Barrel

13.

Grip safety

36.

Barrel link pin

14.

Trigger

37.

Barrel link

15.

Mainspring cap

38.

Disconnector

16.

Mainspring

39.

Sear

17.

Mainspring housing pin retainer

40.

Hammer

18.

Mainspring housing

41.

Hammer strut

19.

Mainspring cap pin

42.

Hammer strut pin

20.

Sear spring

43.

Front sight

21.

Magazine

44.

Plunger tube

22.

Mainspring housing pin

45.

Ejector

23.

Hand grip

 

 

Health and Environmental Warning
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, cancer, and other serious physical injury.  Have adequate ventilation at all times.  Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.