$1m Colt Revolver. Well Almost . . .

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. avatar HAVEGUN says:

    I would like to be the one to give the range report.

    1. avatar GnD says:

      It will still work too.

  2. avatar Aharon says:

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

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    Yes, but is it better than RF’s new Wilson Combat?

  4. avatar Pete says:

    OK, a new item to add the the list of “what to spend your Powerball jackpot on”.

  5. avatar Jon S says:

    I think I’d rather have a Walker or maybe a 2nd Model Dragoon….

  6. avatar ASM826 says:

    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.

    1. avatar joe doorman says:

      Might as well be a rare Chinese vase, otherwise.

      but if it was a rare Chinese vase, you would still shoot it..

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