SOLD - Nazi Norwegian Model 1914
2/24/17 - This is a rare Norwegian Model 1914 with 93-95% of its original finish remaining. Colt licensed out production of the 1911 to Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik in Norway, who in 1945 produced less than 1000 of this Waffen variation according to Jan Still's book. This particular piece falls in the documented serial range of 29261 - 30523, where only 19 have been reported. It has the original matte blue finish and stained birch grips, which have retained a good portion of the dark stain finish. The gun is 1945 dated, and it is stamped along the left side of the slide "11.25m/m AUT. PISTOL M/1914" followed by the serial number, above which is a crown/K inspector proof. To the left of this stamp is an E/WaA84 nazi proof, showing this gun was delivered to the German occupying forces in Norway. The slide stop on this particular piece is unnumbered, showing it is likely a replacement, so the gun has been discounted accordingly. Gun has some edge wear and handling scuffs throughout, but finish is largely in very good condition. Bore is very nice, all parts are original and matching and gun comes with original loop magazine.