The above handgun—a 9-inch barrel 1836 Colt with attached loading lever —sold for $977,500 at Heritage Auctions. “The revolver is the finest known surviving example of Samuel Colt’s first revolver, produced by the legendary gunsmith in Paterson, N.J. in 1836,” the auction house reveals. And it was worth . . . exactly what someone paid for it.


  1. Beautiful and fascinating. An overview of the history would be interesting. Less than a million bucks? I wonder how much that revolver weighed?

  2. And unless they take it out and shoot it, it’s not worth having. If you gave it to me, I would either shoot it or sell it and buy something I would shoot.

    Might as well be a rare Chinese vase, otherwise.


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