Pistol Indentification Request

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Delan, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Delan

    Delan New Member

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    I have the option to purchase this pistol from a friend that knows very little about the pistol aside from the fact that it's a .45 cal. I would like to know if anyone here can identify what type of pistol it is, and how much it typically sells for in it's current conditon. Thanks for the help.

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    That is a Kongsberg Colt Model 1914. These were made in Norway at the Kongsberg Armory. Couple of identifying points- each part has a serial number. The slide release has a little dogleg to it. Caliber marking is metric (still 45 ACP)

    An ORIGINAL 1914 is in the the $3,000-$5,000 range. The upper end is for a very few that have the Nazi Waffenampt marking, after the Nazis took Norway.

    However, yours APPEARS to have been refinished in nickel plate. Originals were, to the best of my knowledge,parkerized or blued. Grips and grip screws have been changed. Original magazine had a lanyard loop on the mag as well as one on the pistol.

    Changes tear the hell out of collectors value, so POSSIBLY 1/3 to 1/4 of the high end collector's value. But they are scarce enough that you will REALLY need a hands on appraisal from someone that knows these guns.
     

  3. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    It looks like a "kongsberg colt" I may be wrong but start by googling that and find out what you have. If legit some go for big money. But there have been quite a few fakes. So do some research and find out what it is first.
     
  4. Delan

    Delan New Member

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    Thanks for the quick responce, it's been offered to me at the price of $400 USD. I was debating if the price was worth it, or if I should invest in a new pistol.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If it is in the US, and you don't want it at that price, send me a private message! Will probably sprain my wrist reaching for a checkbook.
     
  6. Delan

    Delan New Member

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    It apprears that I can be very confidante in making the $400 investment into this handgun from your responce. I appreciate the information, and look forward to becoming a part of this community.
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Now that's a heck of a find.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    And where ARE my manners? I failed to note that you are new here! Welcome to the forum- glad you found your way here. Good folks- sometimes a bit goofy, but good folks. Stop over by the intro thread and say hello.
     
  9. Delan

    Delan New Member

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    Thank you, and I will do just that.