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Old 01-21-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Alert Colt 1911 or Kongsberg magazine?

Hi,
I wonder if the following magazine is a 1911 Colt one or M1914 Kongsberg one.
It was inserted in a M1914 kongsberg, but it might be also a 1911 one..!

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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It appears to be a Colt that has been refinished in phosphate, but can't tell if it was Model 1911 or Government Model. The Government Model magazine had a higher degree of polish than the Model 1911 magazine.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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I would say the ring shows it is clearly a Kongsberg. I believe the original Colt doesn't have such ring.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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I would say the ring shows it is clearly a Kongsberg. I believe the original Colt doesn't have such ring.

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If you are referring to the lanyard loop on the bottom of the magazine, the Model 1911 magazine had the lanyard loop until 1916 and the Government Model had it until almost 1920.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #6
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It is hard to tell for sure from the photographs if the magazine in question has the characteristic small indentation on the right side in the curved area at the top. This indentation was put in the Model 1911 magazines to allow it to pass the magazine catch easier. The very early Model 1911 magazines did not have this indentation, and the Norwegian magazines did not have the indentation.

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Hello

Many of the Kongsberg prod mags where half blued , its hard to see on this pics?
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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It is hard to tell for sure from the photographs if the magazine in question has the characteristic small indentation on the right side in the curved area at the top. This indentation was put in the Model 1911 magazines to allow it to pass the magazine catch easier. The very early Model 1911 magazines did not have this indentation, and the Norwegian magazines did not have the indentation.

Hi Johnny,
Thank you for the reply.
I will try to get more pictures of the magazine; anyway I think the picture you put into the thread is a kongsberg one, or not?
I don't understand if you mean a detail of the follower or not; I put a picture of the 1911 followers taken from Clawson's book; are there difefrences?
or do you mean there is a difference in the right side of the body only..?

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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The indentation in the magazine body is indicated by the arrow using the same photograph. The magazine is for a Model 1911 Colt.

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Old 01-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #10
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Hello

This is a Kongsberg mag.



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Old 01-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Thank you!
I will have a look..

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