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Lot 3596: Pre-World War II Kongsberg Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Pre-World War II Norwegian Kongsberg Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Pre-World War II Norwegian Kongsberg Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Kongsberg
Model: 1914
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 11.25 mm
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: phosphate
Grip: hardwood
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 300
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

The Norwegian Kongsberg Model 1914 was a modified copy of the U.S. Model 1911 pistol used by the Norwegian army. These pistols are nearly identical to the Colt Model 1911. This Model 1914 is a pattern gun featuring a slide dated "1924" on the right side. The left side of the slide is marked with the later model 1914 caliber, model, and serial number marking with the monogram of King Haakon and the Kongsberg Crest. Inspection mark under the date and behind the rear sight. Matching serial numbers found on frame, slide, trigger, safety, mainspring housing, grip safety, hammer, ejector, firing pin stop, magazine catch, recoil spring guide, recoil spring plug, barrel bushing, barrel, and slide release.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% original phosphate finish with thinning to brown on the balance and handling marks. Grips are fine with traces of the original varnish in protected areas and patches of softened checkering. Manual safety needs adjustment, otherwise mechanically excellent.

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