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Second Shots: Norwegian Colt?

Second Shots: Norwegian Colt?

Norwegian Colt M1912 pistol (top). Note the slide stop lever (arrow) with extended thumb piece, characteristic of the M1914 pistol (bottom).

Donald B. Bady, in his book, Colt Automatic Pistols 1896-1955, states that Norway instituted tests of automatic pistols in 1909, and that those tests were concluded in 1912. At that time, the Norwegian government adopted what was essentially the U. S. M1911 pistol under the designation “Colt Automatisk Pistol Modell 1912.”

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