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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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COLT GOLD CUP TROPHY .45 ACP SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
Jun 05, 9:00 AM EDT
COLT GOLD CUP TROPHY .45 ACP SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$3906 Bids
PISTOL
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
PISTOL
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$2503 Bids
COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMERLESS .32
Jun 05, 9:00 AM EDT
COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMERLESS .32
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $400- $600
$1302 Bids
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $400- $700
$3501 Bid
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $500- $900
$4501 Bid
COLT DOUBLE EAGLE SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
COLT DOUBLE EAGLE SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3500 Bids
Colt First Edition .380 Series 80 Government Model Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt First Edition .380 Series 80 Government Model Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $600- $1,000
$5000 Bids
Colt MK IV Series 70 Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt MK IV Series 70 Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,400- $2,000
$1,2000 Bids
Colt MK IV Series 80 Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt MK IV Series 80 Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,0000 Bids
Colt Series 90 Lightweight Night Defender Talo Edition Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Series 90 Lightweight Night Defender Talo Edition Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$7000 Bids
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $500- $800
$4500 Bids
Colt Lightweight Commander Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Lightweight Commander Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $600- $900
$5000 Bids
Three Colt Single Shot Pistols
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Three Colt Single Shot Pistols
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $400- $700
$3500 Bids
Two Colt No. 3 Derringers
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Two Colt No. 3 Derringers
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$9000 Bids
Colt Third Model Derringer with Pearl Grips
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Third Model Derringer with Pearl Grips
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$7000 Bids
Cased Colt Huntsman Model S Master's Edition 1 of 400 Pistol
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Cased Colt Huntsman Model S Master's Edition 1 of 400 Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,0000 Bids
Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic Pistol
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,800- $2,750
$1,6000 Bids
Colt Model 1905 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Model 1905 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,3000 Bids
Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match Pistol with Box
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match Pistol with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,300
$7000 Bids
Cased Pair of Upgraded Colt Mk IV Series 80 Pistols
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Cased Pair of Upgraded Colt Mk IV Series 80 Pistols
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $2,500- $4,000
$2,0000 Bids
Colt Government Model Pistol with Box
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Government Model Pistol with Box
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,000- $1,600
$9000 Bids
Colt Series 80 Government Model Pistol for J. Michael Plaxco
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Colt Series 80 Government Model Pistol for J. Michael Plaxco
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $2,500- $4,000
$2,0000 Bids
Two Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Two Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,000- $1,600
$9000 Bids
Two Antique Colt Derringers
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Two Antique Colt Derringers
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,800- $2,750
$1,6000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Colt Handguns


Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

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