While some people collect coins, others collect guns. There are so many expensive guns from
many firearms manufacturing companies. But when history and diamonds involve in anything,
the product becomes almost priceless.
That said, the most expensive guns in the world are listed below, which are manufactured by
some big names in the firearms world, like Fabbri, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Holland & Holland,
and Purdey. All of these guns have a fascinating story to tell about their owner or manufacturer.

1.The Pistols of George Washington – $1,986,000

The pistols owned by the first president of the United States of America are the first most
expensive guns. These pistols date from the Revolutionary War, and there’s no doubt that they
saw action as the founding fathers fought valiantly for the country’s independence.
The Richard King Mellon Foundation purchased them at Christie’s in 2002, and they are now
on display at Fort Ligonier in Pennsylvania, where everyone can see and enjoy them.

2. Colt Revolver (Model 1849) – $1,010,000

The designers crafted the stunning Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with the aim of creating a more compact and modernized firearm, thereby making this pistol one of Colt’s most popular percussion pistols ever produced.

Because of its dependability, the Model 1849 was very popular with the general public. Exquisite craftsmanship inlayed gold onto this famous revolver model, elevating its price to $1.1 million and positioning it as one of the most expensive guns globally.

 3.  The singing bird pistols – $5,800,000

About twenty-five years ago, Christie’s auctioned off these pistols for $1,000,000. They sold the pistols for a mountainous $5,800,000 in May 2011. As an upshot, they are the most expensive guns in the world. The Frères Rochat made these pistols of genuine gold and embellished them with diamonds, enamel, agate, and precious stones in the 1820s for the Chinese market.
However, they manufactured only a limited number of pistols, and today, people believe that only one matching pair exists.

4. The Guns of Bonnie and Clyde – $504,000

A well-known criminal couple, Bonnie and Clyde, performed organized crimes, particularly bank robberies, for which they were best known. They also looted small businesses and gas stations in remote regions.

The criminal couple, who were popularly considered the pioneers of selfies, were shot to death, leaving their guns behind. Their associated notoriety made the guns some of the most expensive ones, and they sold them for $504,000 at a New Hampshire auction in 2012.

5. Percussion Pistols by Brun of Paris – $373,750

This pair of guns features gold and silver plating, with raised three-dimensional embellishments covering them. Meticulously sculpted figures of various creatures, both natural and mythical, adorn the trigger guard, pommel caps, lock plates, and hammers of these pistols. Floral motifs are present throughout the parts, as well as carved into the ebony grips.

The International Exhibition of 1862, also known as the Great London Exposition, featured this deluxe-cased pair of 45 calibre French percussion pistols made by Brun of Paris. The exhibition’s jury praised the set and bestowed awards on it. It was sold for $373,750. 

6. The Smith & Wesson Revolver – $350,000

The Smith & Wesson revolver, which killed Jesse James and ranked among the most expensive guns, occupies the third position on our list. Jesse James was a well-known outcast who committed numerous bank and train robberies with his notorious gang. He was a legendary figure from the Wild West era, active between the mid and late 1800s.  Jesse James and his infamous gang were suspected of robbing over 20 banks and stealing over $200,000. Later, one of his gang members eventually killed him with a 44-calibre Smith & Wesson revolver. The gun was auctioned for $350,000 in 2003 in California.

7. The Colt Walker Revolver – $250,000

This gun, sometimes referred to as a Walker Colt, holds the title of being one of the most expensive guns globally, with an estimated value of $250,000.  In 1846, Samuel Colt designed the gun based on specifications provided by Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker. 

The classic old-fashioned revolver has a cylindrical rotating compartment for holding bullets.It contains up to six shots, which contain six charges of black powder underneath them. People now regard the gun as one of the most desirable weapons in the world.

8. The Golden Walther of Hitler – $114,000

The antique gun used by Adolf Hitler is second on the list. American soldiers recovered it from his Munich apartment in 1945, at the end of World War II. Carl Walther gave Hitler this pistol as a gift for his 50th birthday. 

The weapon had a lot of inscriptions and decorations on it. Scribblers wrote ‘AH’ across the white ivory grips. The gun passed through several owners over the years before auctioning it off in 1987 for USD 114,000. This marked the highest price ever paid at an auction for military memorabilia at the time.

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