German pistols used by Norwegian police

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German pistols used by Norwegian police

Post by Adler » 06 Aug 2006 18:35

After WWII, the Norwegian police utilized handguns captured from German forces in Norway.
These pistols were stamped with a “POLITI” and a four-digit property number on a
milled out section on slide with number repeated on lower frame.
Reportedly, these pistols included Mausers, Walthers, Sauers, CZ27s and various others.
Does anyone have information and/or photos regarding any such “POLITI” marked pistols?
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Post by Adler » 13 Aug 2006 23:10

Further on this subject, here's an early Dreyse 1907 pistol vwith POLITI markings and property number as adopted by the postwar Norwegian police. It's unusual that such an early pistol would have been pressed into police service given the huge number of more modern pistols surrendered by the Germans on 1945.
Does anyone out there have information and/or photos on other POLITI
marked pistols?
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Post by Norseman » 03 Apr 2007 10:45

The Mauser 1910 is probably the most common of the police marked, they where bought from Germany before WW2. They where not marked then, but together with the captured after WW2. Others are Browning M1910 and M1922, Walther PP and PPK. I have a CZ vz 27. The police marked is not so popular here in Norway, they are very easy to get hold of as there is so many of them. But some people collect them and also foreigners are starting to get their eyes on them.

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Post by Norseman » 08 Apr 2007 22:14

Here's a post-war Walther PP made in W-Germany, bought by Norwegian Police in early 70's and marked "POLITI".

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Post by mikerock » 08 Apr 2007 22:29

That Dreyse is the ugliest pistol I have ever seen.

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Post by Adler » 09 Apr 2007 03:01

Norseman:
Thank you for posting the postwar Politi marked PP. I thought that the Politi marking was used on captured weapons used by the Germans in Norway in WWII.
Am I correct that today's Norwegian police pistols are also Politi marked?

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Post by Norseman » 09 Apr 2007 11:37

Norwegian Police bought some pistols before WW2 from Germany. A lot of pistols was captured at the end of WW2. The pistols that was marked with POLITI was marked post-WW2 (pre-WW2 + WW2 pistols), but not all was marked. In early 70's Norway bought several Walther PP pistols and those where also marked (as the picture I posted). At the end of 1970's all pistols was swapped for revolvers (non marked). The SWAT team got H&K P7 M13 in 1986 and changes to Sig Sauer in 1993. All normal Police still have revolvers but they have ordered new H&K and waiting for them as we speak. I doubt they will be marked with POLITI, but who knows ?

If you didn't know, Norwegian Police is not carrying any guns. It has to be given permission by the head of Police district before they can arm themselfs for each task. Norway is one of the few countries left in the world that have a non-armed police.

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Post by Norseman » 09 Apr 2007 11:39

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German pistols used by Norwegian police

Post by Adler » 09 Apr 2007 15:36

Norseman:
Thank you for a very detailed reply! It is very informative and will be appreciated by all viewers interested in the POLITI marked Norwegian police pistols.

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Post by Norseman » 09 Apr 2007 16:41

I'm just happy to help. History behind the guns are half the fun when you collect.

You should try to get hold of a Norwegian Colt M/1914, a couple of thousand was sold to US some years ago.
They are the only Norwegian produced handguns and are very appreciated by collectors. Check out this thread

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Re: German pistols used by Norwegian police

Post by toddhomer » 02 May 2010 05:37

I've had this old Browning model 1900 32 asp with POLITI stamp.
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Re: German pistols used by Norwegian police

Post by HCV » 20 Apr 2011 10:02

Which handgun(s) was used by the Norwegian police prior to WWII? The Browning Mle 1900? Thanks!

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Re: German pistols used by Norwegian police

Post by gorini1929 » 28 Jun 2012 16:13

By chance, the Germans have spent some guns beretta model 34 or 35 in the Norwegian police?

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