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Colt Antique Revolvers

Colt guns have been inextricably interwoven with American history for more than 150 years. The venerable American firearms manufacturer's long and rich history of gun making includes production of the longtime military standby M-16 and M-4 rifles along with Browning machine guns.

But long before Army Rangers wielded heavy-duty modern Colts, their sidearms were the weapons of choice among frontiersmen and outlaws. Colt is best known for producing the .45 Peacemaker, the six-shooter cowboy companion credited with taming the lawless American West and later celebrated in the annals of the Texas Rangers and John Wayne movies.

The Colt revolver can be traced to Samuel Colt's first factory in 1836, when the maker began cranking out handguns en masse. Many of the finest examples of antique Colt revolvers are decorated with elaborate engraving and scrollwork. A number of pieces were custom made to buyer specifications, crafted in a variety of finishes with specialized grips fashioned from everything from traditional walnut to mother of pearl and ivory. With a broad range of offerings available spanning from upstart days to the current era, Colt revolver collectors rarely misfire.


Quick Facts

  • In 2014, a Colt .45 said to belong to lawman Wyatt Earp and possibly carried at the O.K. Corral went for $225,000 at a J. Levine Auction & Appraisal sale
  • In 1987, an 1873 single-action .45-caliber Colt revolver, the first six-shooter produced, was sold for $242,000 at a Christie's New York auction
  • A Colt .45 Model 1873 single-action revolver with a distinctive stag horn grip owned by General George S. Patton sold for $75,000 at a June 2015 Profiles in History auction

Recommended Items at Auction

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COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
1ST MODEL COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER CARRIED BY WILLIAM
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
1ST MODEL COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER CARRIED BY WILLIAM
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$5,0000 Bids
COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0000 Bids
CASED PAIR OF IMPROVED COLT BABY PATERSONS S# 11
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
CASED PAIR OF IMPROVED COLT BABY PATERSONS S# 11
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $50,000- $70,000
$25,0000 Bids
CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH FRAME CUT FOR
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH FRAME CUT FOR
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $900- $1,500
$4500 Bids
ENGRAVED COLT BREVET NAVY REVOLVER WITH SPURIOUS
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
ENGRAVED COLT BREVET NAVY REVOLVER WITH SPURIOUS
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
COLT 1860 ARMY US MARKED REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 1860 ARMY US MARKED REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2000 Bids
COLT NEW LINE SA REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT NEW LINE SA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Colt New Line 32 Caliber Revolver
Nov 12, 10:00 AM CET
Colt New Line 32 Caliber Revolver
by Czerny's International Auction House
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Colt Single Action Army Revolver
Nov 12, 10:00 AM CET
Colt Single Action Army Revolver
by Czerny's International Auction House
Est: €800- €1,200
€8000 Bids
A Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with second cylinder
Nov 12, 10:00 AM CET
A Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with second cylinder
by Czerny's International Auction House
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
COLT BISLEY MODEL SA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $3,500
$1,5000 Bids
CASED COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
CASED COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $2,750
$1,0000 Bids
A LOUIS PHILIPPE CARVED MAHOGANY BUREAU CYLINDRE, CIRCA 1840s,
Nov 13, 9:00 AM CST
A LOUIS PHILIPPE CARVED MAHOGANY BUREAU CYLINDRE, CIRCA 1840s,
by Houston Auction Company
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
COLT, USA A .36 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1862 POLICE', serial no. 40063,
Dec 13, 10:00 AM GMT
COLT, USA A .36 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1862 POLICE', serial no. 40063,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids
COLT, USA A .44 PERCUSSION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1860 ARMY', serial no. 80673,
Dec 13, 10:00 AM GMT
COLT, USA A .44 PERCUSSION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1860 ARMY', serial no. 80673,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £700- £1,000
£7000 Bids
COLT, LONDON A .31 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S LONDON POCKET, serial no. 5314,
Dec 13, 10:00 AM GMT
COLT, LONDON A .31 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S LONDON POCKET, serial no. 5314,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £600- £800
£6000 Bids
COLT, USA A .31 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1849 POCKET', serial no. 183643,
Dec 13, 10:00 AM GMT
COLT, USA A .31 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1849 POCKET', serial no. 183643,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £700- £900
£7000 Bids
COLT, USA A .36 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1851 NAVY', serial no. 209140,
Dec 13, 10:00 AM GMT
COLT, USA A .36 PERCUSSION SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'COLT'S 1851 NAVY', serial no. 209140,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Colt Antique Revolvers


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Holts Auctioneers

Holts Auctioneers

Czerny's International Auction House

Czerny's International Auction House

Houston Auction Company

Houston Auction Company