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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 Model 1860 Army .44 Cal. Percussion Revolver
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Cal. Percussion Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$6005 Bids
COLT AUTHENTIC SERIES MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT AUTHENTIC SERIES MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$3254 Bids
1862 Colt Police
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
1862 Colt Police
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3254 Bids
COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$4002 Bids
(A) MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5001 Bid
COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,200
£5001 Bid
ANTIQUE .41 COLT THUNDERER LONG REVOLVER
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
ANTIQUE .41 COLT THUNDERER LONG REVOLVER
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $400- $500
$51 Bid
COLT 2nd GENERATION 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 2nd GENERATION 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
COLT MODEL 1896 ARMY DA REVOLVER.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1896 ARMY DA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY FRAME & NAVY ARMS BARREL.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY FRAME & NAVY ARMS BARREL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
COLT 2ND GENERATION WALKER REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 2ND GENERATION WALKER REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
COLT 2ND GENERATION 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 2ND GENERATION 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
(A) COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
COLT 2ND GEN 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT 2ND GEN 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
COLT MODEL 1862 2nd GEN POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1862 2nd GEN POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
COLT MODEL 1862 2nd GEN POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.F
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT MODEL 1862 2nd GEN POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.F
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
(A) COLT 1849 WELLS FARGO SINGLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) COLT 1849 WELLS FARGO SINGLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
(A) 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE SINGLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) 3 DIGIT SERIAL NUMBER COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE SINGLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER IN CASE.
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
(A) COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER IN CASE.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids

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