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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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2000’s WW2 Colt 1911 handgun, strip down nickel pistol by Denix
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
2000’s WW2 Colt 1911 handgun, strip down nickel pistol by Denix
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD200- AUD250
AUD14011 Bids
Colt Paterson .36 Cal. Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Colt Paterson .36 Cal. Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$35011 Bids
SIG SAUER 1911 STX .45 AUTO SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
SIG SAUER 1911 STX .45 AUTO SEMI AUTO PISTOL NIB
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $600- $900
$52510 Bids
Colt Model 1848 Dragoon 3rd Model .44 Cal. Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Colt Model 1848 Dragoon 3rd Model .44 Cal. Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2258 Bids
Pietta Model 1860 Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Pietta Model 1860 Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1758 Bids
1970’s WW2 inert replica German luger pistol EL 380 by CMC Japan.
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1970’s WW2 inert replica German luger pistol EL 380 by CMC Japan.
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD50- AUD80
AUD1208 Bids
1900’s Belgian inert cyclist pistol, Liege maker
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1900’s Belgian inert cyclist pistol, Liege maker
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD1607 Bids
Remington-Elliot Ring Trigger shot Derringer
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Remington-Elliot Ring Trigger shot Derringer
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1257 Bids
WW2 U.S. inert replica .30 M1A1 carbine with M58 knife bayonet
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
WW2 U.S. inert replica .30 M1A1 carbine with M58 knife bayonet
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD2507 Bids
2000’s inert replica M16 rifle in plastic on stained pine back board.
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
2000’s inert replica M16 rifle in plastic on stained pine back board.
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD100- AUD120
AUD706 Bids
1980’s Schofield revolver, unbranded and 1873 Peacemaker non-firing replica .45cal pistol by Denix (2)
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1980’s Schofield revolver, unbranded and 1873 Peacemaker non-firing replica .45cal pistol by Denix (2)
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD1006 Bids
PIETTA LEMAT REPRO REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
PIETTA LEMAT REPRO REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$6506 Bids
French Charleville Cavalry, Flintlock Pistol
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
French Charleville Cavalry, Flintlock Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$806 Bids
SIG SAUER P365X-MACRO COMP 9MM SEMI PISTOL NIB
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
SIG SAUER P365X-MACRO COMP 9MM SEMI PISTOL NIB
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $750- $800
$3906 Bids
Pietta Model 1851 Navy .36 cal. Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Pietta Model 1851 Navy .36 cal. Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$605 Bids
Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Cal. Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Cal. Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2255 Bids
MERWIN & BRAY PLANT RIMFIRE CONVERSION REVOLVER
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
MERWIN & BRAY PLANT RIMFIRE CONVERSION REVOLVER
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$805 Bids
Leech and Rigdon .36 cal. Perc Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Leech and Rigdon .36 cal. Perc Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$804 Bids
Deprez Belgian 7mm Pinfire Pocket Pepperbox Revolver
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Deprez Belgian 7mm Pinfire Pocket Pepperbox Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$804 Bids
C. Sharps 1859 4 shot Pepperbox Pistol
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
C. Sharps 1859 4 shot Pepperbox Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$503 Bids
Allen & Thurber1895 .32 Pepperbox Pistol
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Allen & Thurber1895 .32 Pepperbox Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$503 Bids
Three Antique Handguns
Jun 05, 9:00 AM CDT
Three Antique Handguns
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $250- $450
$2253 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Handguns


Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC