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Handguns

The first recorded use of a handgun was in mid-14th century Europe: soldiers used hand cannons fired by using a burning wick to ignite the gunpowder inside the barrel through a touch hole. Matchlock, wheelock, and flintlock systems followed, and in a course of historical events that would forever alter hand-held firearms development, Samuel Colt made the world's first mass-produced multi-shot handguns in the mid 1800s.

Reliability, accuracy, and affordability made Colt handguns favorites of soldiers and frontiersmen, but the gunmaking pioneers were not alone. Others, most notably Smith & Wesson, also made their mark on the industry, helping usher in the rise and reign of the semi-automatic handgun.

Interest in handguns is perpetually strong, from iconic 19th-century pieces by legends like Sam Colt and Robert Adams to 20th-century designers who shaped the direction of modern sidearms. Antique, vintage, and contemporary handguns produced by American, European, and other foreign makers of almost every stripe can be found at auction.

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SIG SAUER XFIVE P226 SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
SIG SAUER XFIVE P226 SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $1,500- $2,100
$1,60019 Bids
Caspian Arms 1911 Semi Automatic Pistol
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Caspian Arms 1911 Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$32519 Bids
Kel Tec Pmr-30 Semi Automatic Pistol
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Kel Tec Pmr-30 Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$30012 Bids
Kel Tec P3at Semi Automatic Pistol
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Kel Tec P3at Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$809 Bids
American Derringer Lady Derringer
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
American Derringer Lady Derringer
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$3509 Bids
Ruger Lcp Pistol
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Ruger Lcp Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$2007 Bids
FIE TITAN PISTOL .25 AUTO, (D950150)
Feb 24, 11:00 AM EST
FIE TITAN PISTOL .25 AUTO, (D950150)
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$557 Bids
ANTIQUE Sharps Model 2D Pepperbox .30 Cal Rimfire Pistol
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
ANTIQUE Sharps Model 2D Pepperbox .30 Cal Rimfire Pistol
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $400- $800
$3506 Bids
Charter Arms Off Duty Revolver
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Charter Arms Off Duty Revolver
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1906 Bids
Sig Sauer P238 .380 Auto
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Sig Sauer P238 .380 Auto
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$1756 Bids
Derek Fernelius engraved Pre-War Colt Super .38 Semi Automatic
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Derek Fernelius engraved Pre-War Colt Super .38 Semi Automatic
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $8,000- $12,000
$2,7505 Bids
Flobert Paris 6mm Single Shot Rimfire Parlor Pistol
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Flobert Paris 6mm Single Shot Rimfire Parlor Pistol
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $200- $500
$1005 Bids
MAGNUM RESEARCH 1911 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
MAGNUM RESEARCH 1911 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $700- $850
$3405 Bids
RUGER SECURITY 9 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
RUGER SECURITY 9 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1105 Bids
Ruger 22/45 Mark .22 LR III Semi Automatic Target Pistol
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Ruger 22/45 Mark .22 LR III Semi Automatic Target Pistol
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1204 Bids
Paramount Semi Auto Pocket Pistol
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Paramount Semi Auto Pocket Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$504 Bids
CZ-52 PISTOL, 7.62 TOKAREV
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
CZ-52 PISTOL, 7.62 TOKAREV
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$2003 Bids
Kimber Rapide .45 ACP
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Kimber Rapide .45 ACP
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$6003 Bids
Colt Huntsman .22Lr
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Colt Huntsman .22Lr
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$1753 Bids
Rock Island 1911-A1 FS .45 ACP Semi Automatic Pistol & Box
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Rock Island 1911-A1 FS .45 ACP Semi Automatic Pistol & Box
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$2503 Bids
MAGNUM RESEARCH 1911 .45 ACP SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
Feb 28, 9:00 AM EST
MAGNUM RESEARCH 1911 .45 ACP SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $700- $900
$2103 Bids
COLT M1908 HAMMERLESS, .25 ACP
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
COLT M1908 HAMMERLESS, .25 ACP
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$1503 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Handguns


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Rock Island Auction Company

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Vogt Galleries Texas

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Accurate Gun Auctions