A rare 1945 dated example complete with an original
Norwegian military Holster
A 1945 Dated Norwegian Military Model 1914 Kongsberg Colten
(Colt 1911) 11.25mm (.45 ACP) Semi Automatic Pistol. Sn 11689:15 - 11689:15
The Kongsberg Colt is a nickname used for Colt M1911 pistols produced
under licence by the Norwegian factory Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik.
When the U.S Military adopted the Colt .45ACP M/1911 the Norwegians adopted
a new design Colt M/1911 for their military in 1913.
The pistols were produced at Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway.
The pistols were used during WW2 and nearly all were taken
into military service by occupying Nazi German forces.
1940 = approx. 50 pistols
1941 = approx. 4099 pistols
1942 = 3154 pistols
1945 = 920 pistols
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.
It's not likely that any of these Waffenamt-marked pistols ever saw any
action during World War II as the first one, serial# 29615, was delivered
March 29, 1945 and the last one, serial# 30534, was delivered on 5 May
1945 just before liberation of Norway
This example is one of the 920 manufactured in 1945, and
is one of a very small qty of the 920 that doesnt have Waffenamt marks