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Kongsberg Colt

The picture above speaks for itself. A German soldier holding a captured 1911. But it has caused some debate on if that was a “Kongsberg Colt” One of the few made in Norway for their military under license. A big hint is the slide stop unique to the Norway 1911s.

“During the German occupation of Norway (1940–1945), manufacture of the pistol, given the designation Pistole 657(n), was continued under German control. The Waffenamt acceptance mark (WaA84) was added in 1945 and only those 920 pistols produced that year were ever Waffenamt-marked”

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