I would buy the springfield if I was going to shoot it. I would not trade your m1 carbine. It is worth more than the Springfield. If you are looking for a collector grade 1911 or 1911A1 I would look at prices on Gun broker. With that said. You need to look at what they brought. on the going, going, gone tab. This will show you what the "sold price" is. NOT what the asking price is. This will let you kinda know what the market will stand as far as prices are here in the USA. Norinco 1911's are made in China. ( No Longer Imported). Some are good and some are not. Auto Ordnance was made by Numrich Gun parts Corp at one time from whatever parts they could find around the world. Now Auto Ordnance is it's own company. Don't know much about their quality now. I don't sell them.
Well that is my opinion .