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Colt Handguns

One of the most enduring symbols of the handgun is the Colt Peacemaker, a weapon that ruled the American West. It was carried by the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and went on to be perched on the hips of U.S. cavalry troops.

Samuel Colt's handgun innovations led to the production of the legendary Colt Model 1877, the first double-action revolver commercially produced in the U.S. With .45-caliber stopping power and barrel lengths ranging from 2 1/2 to 12 inches, it became a favorite among lawmen and more than a few outlaws.

Since the turn of the 20th century, Colt's signature handgun has been the semi-automatic pistol. Based on John Browning's patented short recoil, locked breech, and exposed-hammer design, Colt’s magazine-fed handguns have been some of the most widely-used pistols in history. They've been adopted by users ranging from the U.S. military to civilians seeking self-defense weapons. Colt handguns are prized for their quality, craftsmanship, and performance.


Quick Facts

  • In 2008, a rare circa 1847 Colt Walker .44 black powder revolver sold at auction in Fairfield, Maine for $920,000
  • In 2015 at James D. Julia, a Colt SAA No. 5 .44 Special circa 1927 that belonged to gun writer and collector Elmer Keith sold for $80,500
  • In 2014, a .45-caliber Colt handgun believed to be carried by legendary Arizona lawman Wyatt Earp topped its $150,000 pre-auction estimate to reach $225,000

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(X) Colt Deringer Limited Edition Pistol Set in a book
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Colt Deringer Limited Edition Pistol Set in a book
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2256 Bids
COMMERCIAL COLT GOV'T MODEL 45 MFG 1952
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
COMMERCIAL COLT GOV'T MODEL 45 MFG 1952
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
1915 C PREFIX COMMERCIAL COLT GOV'T MODEL .45
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
1915 C PREFIX COMMERCIAL COLT GOV'T MODEL .45
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $2,750
$1,0000 Bids
COLT COMBAT COMMANDER SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
COLT COMBAT COMMANDER SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$3000 Bids

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