Well in 1914 a Norwegian arms factory got the license to produce
colt 45`s ( 1911 ) .
The factory is called " Kongsberg " and the pistols produced
there went under the name of " Kongsberg - 1914 " .
However when Norway was occupied by the Germans during
WW II the production was still going on...and in 1943 there where made LESS then approx 500 colt`s that got the
official " Waffennamt " stamp on the slide as an approved sidearm for the German army .
NOT many of these " rare " pistols exist today I know for sure..
I guess most of them are in the hands of Norwegian collectors ,
though that being said I remember coming accros a photo from the war showing a German soldier on the eastern-front holding a
colt 45....I wonder if it was one of the 500
( Note : there where some other colt`s produced , before 1943
also during the war , but WITHOUTH the
" Waffennamt " stamp <--- Spelling ? )
I just wonder about the value of such a weapon ?