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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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Thompson Center Arms Contender W/ Extras
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
Thompson Center Arms Contender W/ Extras
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$45012 Bids
Bersa Model 83 Semi Automatic Pistol
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
Bersa Model 83 Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$22511 Bids
Feg Mark Ii Apk Semi Automatic Pistol
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
Feg Mark Ii Apk Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$27510 Bids
F. I. E. Corp. Titan .25 Auto Pistol
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
F. I. E. Corp. Titan .25 Auto Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1208 Bids
Ruger Lcp Semi Automatic Pistol
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
Ruger Lcp Semi Automatic Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$2508 Bids
National Arms .41 Cal. Brass Frame Derringer
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
National Arms .41 Cal. Brass Frame Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3757 Bids
Jukar Black Powder Derringer Pistol
Dec 02, 12:00 PM MST
Jukar Black Powder Derringer Pistol
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$757 Bids
41 Cal. Derringer
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
41 Cal. Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1256 Bids
Rare 1845 Allens Patent Bar Hammer Boot Pistol
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Rare 1845 Allens Patent Bar Hammer Boot Pistol
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1105 Bids
.41 Cal. D. Moore 1861 Nickel Plated Derringer
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
.41 Cal. D. Moore 1861 Nickel Plated Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3755 Bids
AMERICAN STANDARD TOOL CO. 22 POCKET REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
AMERICAN STANDARD TOOL CO. 22 POCKET REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$2255 Bids
Cased 1854 Starr Revolver
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
Cased 1854 Starr Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$5505 Bids
Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co Bulldog Pistol 1864
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co Bulldog Pistol 1864
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1404 Bids
Colt .41 Cal. Derringer
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
Colt .41 Cal. Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$604 Bids
National Arms Brass Frame .41 Cal. Derringer
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
National Arms Brass Frame .41 Cal. Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1254 Bids
1850 Tower Pistol Enfield with Crown
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
1850 Tower Pistol Enfield with Crown
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$603 Bids
FINE CONFEDERATE CONTRACT M1864 LEMAT SECOND MODEL
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
FINE CONFEDERATE CONTRACT M1864 LEMAT SECOND MODEL
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $10,000- $13,000
$6,5003 Bids
Zastava Model 57 Tokarev Pistol
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
Zastava Model 57 Tokarev Pistol
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1753 Bids
BELGIAN BRITISH CONSTABULARY DA REVOLVER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
BELGIAN BRITISH CONSTABULARY DA REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1003 Bids
MOSSBERG BROWNIE FOUR SHOT PISTOL.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
MOSSBERG BROWNIE FOUR SHOT PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1253 Bids
COLT LORD CASED DERINGER SET.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
COLT LORD CASED DERINGER SET.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$2003 Bids
2 PISTOLS IVER JOHNSON AND FLINTLOCK PISTOL
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
2 PISTOLS IVER JOHNSON AND FLINTLOCK PISTOL
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$503 Bids
KEL TEC CP33 PISTOL.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
KEL TEC CP33 PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1753 Bids
(X) German Rohm Derringer .38 Special Pistol
Dec 10, 9:30 AM EST
(X) German Rohm Derringer .38 Special Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$702 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Handguns


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Czerny's International Auction House

Czerny's International Auction House

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions

Morphy Auctions

Morphy Auctions