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Norwegian Colt 1914, Norway Colt 1912 1914, Karl Hanevik
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  • Kongsberg Colten by Karl Hanevik

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Kongsberg Colten - Norwegian Colt 1914 
by Karl Hanevik

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  • Title: Kongsberg Colten, The Norwegian Colt 1914
    Subtitle: (none)
    Author: Karl Hanevik
    Publisher: Published in Norway - Language: Norwegian
    Pages: 415 pages
    Cover: Hardbound color cover
    Printed and bound in Norway
    Size: 8.5x12" (21.5x30cm.)
    Photographs: 975+ color and B/W photographs
    Price: Currently $119.95 due to the exchange and shipping rate. 
    Wholesale prices not available on this title

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Karl Hanevik's Kongsberg Colten is without doubt the definitive work on the subject of the Norwegian Colt 1912 / Norwegian Colt 1914 pistols.  So many aspects are covered that it is a challenge just to summarize them all.

This book does not just cover the Norwegian Model 1912 and Model 1914 but also shows the military adoption process with all the trial documents and some of the most unusual and rare domestically produced pistol designs. 

  Fully illustrated with numerous color and black and white photographs, you do not have to be a linguist to appreciate this book!  It is easy to pick-up the significance of the words, facilitated even more with the most basic understandings of the German language or one of the many online translation sites like:  http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=Norwegian&to=English

The information is invaluable for anybody interested in the Norwegian Colt production! 

Some of the highlights of the Norwegian Colt book include:

  • Trials with various automatic pistols starting in 1904 including international designs from various manufacturers like Roth 1903, Mannlicher 1898, Mauser 1896, Mauser 1912 in 7.65 and 9mm calibers, FN Browning 1900, FN Browning 1903, Colt Model 1902, Dreyse 7.65 and 9mm pistols, Colt Model 1905, Shouboes Model 1907, Bergmann Bayard Model 1903, Steyr Model 1911, Webley, and rarely documented domestic pistol designs like the Fidjeland Models, the Hansens pistol, Krag and Sunngaard pistols.  All trial details are documented in detail.

  • The adoption of the Colt 1911 and first purchases including serial number listing of Colt contract pistols.

  • The Norwegian domestic production; the Model 1912, detailed views and specs on early production models.

  • The Norwegian Colt Model 1914, all details including variants in markings and style, inspection marks, bios on inspectors, details of the inspection process.

  • Delivery dates and destinations by serial number (batches) of the Norwegian Model 1914, includes the pistols for Marines, and the few rare commercial guns. 

  •   Occupation pistols: Die Norwegische Pistole Modell 1914 - P14 (n), includes all the wartime production variances and wartime production shortcuts

  • Wartime Norwegian 1914 pistols are classified by production year from 1941 through 1945 with each year highlighting production changes. 

  • Wartime shipping records of the Model 1914

  • Postwar production starting in 1945

  • Special pistols: Cut-away training pistols, pistols with unit markings, pistols with foreign proofs, nickel plated presentation pistols

  • Ammunition including all specifications of import and domestic production ammo including head stamps and ammo box label variants

  • Holsters and accessories: Magazines, differentiating between Colt and Norwegian production

  • Holsters and accessories: Magazines, variants used throughout time

  • Holsters and accessories: Spare parts and armorers kits

  • Holsters and accessories: Norwegian Colt .22 caliber conversion units, markings and details

  • Holsters: details on the many pre- and postwar variants with markings, including modified holsters, canvas variants, etc. 

  • Magazine pouches, single, double and triple pouches.

  • Modern Kongsberg Colt Model 1914 pistols from the 1980s

  • Historical backgrounds on the Colt Model 1900, 1902, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, Savage model 1907 in .45 ACP, Colt Model 1911

  • Appendix: Norwegian pistol development and manufacture until 1914 (all these pistols are fully illustrated and documented)

  • The rare automatic revolver by designer Landstad

  • The evolution of the Fidjeland designs with many of these unusual pistols fully illustrated

  • The designs of Hansen 

  • The many Krag pistol designs, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, through 1912 with shoulder-stock accessory variant

  • The Krag modified FN Browning 1903 with triggerguard cocking mechanism!

  • The unusual Sunngaard double magazine pistols including the 50 round version and special Sunngaard cartridges

  • The detailed reports of the Trials year by year

  • Instruction books

  • Disposal of pistols by serial including destination and years 

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Sample pages are illustrated for advertising purposes only, all content remains property / copyright of the author

Sample pages are illustrated for advertising purposes only, all content remains property / copyright of the author

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Norwegian Military Rifles since 1867
Norske Militaergevaerer etter 1867 
by Karl Hanevik

New - Autographed by author

  • Title: Norske Militaergevaerer etter 1867, Norwegian Military Rifles Since 1867
    Subtitle: (none)
    Author: Karl Hanevik
    Publisher: Published in Norway - Language: Norwegian
    Pages: 432 pages
    Cover: Hardbound color cover
    Printed and bound in Norway
    Size: 8.5x12" (21.5x30cm.)
    Photographs: 655+ B/W photographs
    Price: Currently $109.95 due to the exchange and shipping rate. 
    Wholesale prices not available on this title

 

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Trade and Hallmarks on Firearms in Belgium
Trade and Hallmarks on Firearms in Belgium, Belgian, Belgium, Proofs, Liege, Proof house, proofhouse, Browning, Fabrique Nationale, FN, Browning, herstal

  • Title: Trade and Hallmarks in Firearms in Belgium
    Subtitle: (none)
    Author: Bruno Joost De Ter Beerst
    Publisher: Published in Belgium, Trilingual: English/ French/ Dutch
    Pages: 88 pages, quality coated paper
    Cover: Hardbound with color dust-jacket
    Printed and bound in Belgium.
    Size: 10x12" (25x30cm.)
    Photographs: 19 color photographs
    Price: OUT OF PRINT 
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Trade and Hallmarks on Firearms in Belgium is a must for any serious collector of Belgian made guns. The author was one of the few to gain access to the Liege proof-house and obtain authorization for reproducing his findings. It includes Liege proof marks from 1672 to 1998 / FN Browning Firearm codes / list of Belgian factory names and trademarks. Trademarks are particularly interesting to determine the manufacture of specific lesser known names which often are undocumented in any US reference books. Most importantly it includes the list of Liege proof-house date stamps and a list of all Liege proof-house inspectors since 1924! The date stamps are crucial for dating your shotguns and it is nice to find out the names of the inspectors who proofed your gun. Date stamps are typically found on shotgun barrels and the inspector’s stamps are found on all receivers, barrels (and pistol slides). This book is recommended only for the detailed collector seeking hard to find data, this book is not profusely illustrated. 

Out of print - currently none available. 

 


  • Five Centuries of Liege Gunmaking

  • Title: Five Centuries of Liege Gunmaking
    Subtitle: (none)
    Author: Claude Gaier
    Publisher: Editions du Perron, Belgium --English Language
    Pages: 399 pages, quality coated paper
    Cover: Hardbound with color dust-jacket
    Printed and bound in Belgium.
    Size: 10.25x12.5" (26x32cm.)
    Photographs: Over 340 quality B/W photographs, over 130 color photographs
    Price: OUR OF PRINT - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
    Wholesale prices not available on this title

This massive coffee table style book is the revised edition to Four Centuries of Liege Gunmaking. Written by Claude Gaier, the curator of the Liege Firearms Museum, it more than introduces the reader to teh history of teh Liege gun industry from the earliest of times in the 15th century to the modern times of the late 20th century. 
It includes the following chapters:
- The Origins of Arms Manufacture in Belgium
- The Origins of the Liege Arms Industry
- The Revolution and Empire (1789-1814)
- The Golden Age (1814-1914)
- The Twentieth Century

More than 100 pages are dedicated to the 20th century which distinguishes this edition to the previous 4 centuries of Liege Gunmaking which ended with the 19th century.   No collector of Antique firearsm should miss out on this title. More modern collectors have also much to look forward to as the book outlines the complete history but also some interesting factors like details about engraving and engravers.  

Out of Print - No Longer Available!

 

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