Obscure Object Of Desire: Korth ‘Classic’ .45 ACP

Korth (pronounced ‘Kort’) is a boutique German firearms manufacturer. They don’t make many guns, but every gun they make is bought up instantly by collectors who value exclusivity. Even their production-grade revolvers cost $2,000 each, but calling any Korth a ‘production’ gun is a bit of a stretch since they only make 400 to 600 guns a year.

This pictured gun is the rarest of the rare: one of three engraved .45 ACP prototypes of their $3,000 9mm “Classic” pistol.