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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 P365 PMM SEMI AUTO HANDGUN
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
SIG SAUER P365 PMM SEMI AUTO HANDGUN
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $350- $450
$1905 Bids
CHICAGO FIREARMS CO. PROTECTOR PALM PISTOL.
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
CHICAGO FIREARMS CO. PROTECTOR PALM PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3002 Bids
RUGER STANDARD AUTO SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
RUGER STANDARD AUTO SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
AN INTERESTING CASED SET OF CONSECUTIVE COLT
Nov 08, 10:00 AM EST
AN INTERESTING CASED SET OF CONSECUTIVE COLT
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $450
$1500 Bids
RUGER MARK II SEMI AUTO TARGET PISTOL.
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
RUGER MARK II SEMI AUTO TARGET PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
RUGER STANDARD AUTO SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
RUGER STANDARD AUTO SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
TWO 22 LR HANDGUNS: SIG TRAILSIDE & RG 23.
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
TWO 22 LR HANDGUNS: SIG TRAILSIDE & RG 23.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $750
$2500 Bids
3 RUGER HANDGUNS; 22/45 TARGET, LCR & LCP.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
3 RUGER HANDGUNS; 22/45 TARGET, LCR & LCP.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
IVER JOHNSON, HERITAGE FIREARMS & HIGH STANDARD
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
IVER JOHNSON, HERITAGE FIREARMS & HIGH STANDARD
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $350- $500
$1750 Bids
Davis Industries D 32 Derringer Pistol
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
Davis Industries D 32 Derringer Pistol
by Four Seasons Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Handguns


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Four Seasons Auction Gallery

Four Seasons Auction Gallery