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    Post War Kongsberg Colt addition

    Just picked up this Post war Kongsberg Colt, Slide is dated 1945 ,acceptance date was 1946, most parts are matching number, some parts are not serialized, but this was common practice with using left over parts from the German occupation era of Norway to assemble these pistols as well as the parts being unfinished. The barrel is Waffenamt marked WaA84, the numbers are visible but the Eagle Nazi crest is not. Pistol came with the original holster as well as two original magazines. Here are a couple of pictures.

    Is anyone aware if the Kongsberg factory is still providing factory letters on these pistols? I believe I read that they stopped providing letters but unsure.



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    Thanks for the interesting photos. I have seen one a few years ago in Utah. I do not know if they provide letters though. Good Luck on your endeavor.
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    Very nice! Nice condition.

    Hanevik places #31385 in a group of 70 pistols (31325 - 31394) "Finished" on 16-February-1946.

    Regarding all post war production from 28-May-1945 through 1948, he further states, "It seems as though the majority of these guns went to the factory's own stock until 1948."
    ... and there you have it.

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    Neat piece of history there. Congratulations!
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    I found additional information on your pistol after the earlier post. I scanned Hanevik's next chapter and began typing in to google translate when I found another table.

    In 1948 the M/1914 had been replaced as the official sidearm, and those left in the warehouse were slated for destruction.

    A national museum and the Norwegian Historic Society made arrangements to acquire the pistols "for conservation of guns for research and conservation for the future as well as for sale to members of the Norwegian Vapenhistorisk Company"

    Your pistol was sent to them on 2-July-1948 in a shipment of 70 pistols 31325 - 31394.

    Boy-Oh-Boy...I wish an English version of this book was available!
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    ... and there you have it.

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    Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy1600 View Post
    Is anyone aware if the Kongsberg factory is still providing factory letters on these pistols? I believe I read that they stopped providing letters but unsure.
    Pappy1600,


    Karl Egil Hanevik would most likely know if they still do letters.

    Best Regards,

    P.S. Nice pistol!
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    Very nice pistol. I would like to acquire a Kongsberg M1914 someday. They seem to never come up for sale around where I live.

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    Additional Information

    "Then it was decided that most of the approximately 5,000 guns were to be transferred to the Armed Forces Museum (FMU). FMU notified also interest in a take over tasker and laertoy and extra magazines for the pistols."

    Google translate didn't recognize "tasker" or "laertoy", but the Armed Forces Museum wanted those, too!
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    ... and there you have it.

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    Thanks Joe, I am writing down all this information and adding it along with the pistol for future reference either for myself when I am old and can't remember or for my kids when I am gone so that they understand what they have. I also sent some emails out to Kongsberg Defense as well as some other contacts in Norway for any additional information that I maybe able to gather. Once again thank you for taking the time and effort into typing in that information and providing the translation of it for me.

    Happy and Health New Year!

    Terry
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