Gun collectors would go crazy for some of the weapons on this list. Not just because they’re the most expensive guns in the world, but because of the stories behind them:
From makers such as Colt, Holland & Holland, Purdey, and Fabbri, from the embellished to the history makers, you’ll find the most expensive gun in the world below.
7. Hitler’s Golden Walther PP, $114,000
First up is Adolf Hitler’s ivory-handled pistol. It was retrieved from his Munich apartment at the end of World War II by American soldiers in 1945.
This pistol was gifted to Hitler on his 50th birthday by Carl Walther. And over the years, the pistol has changed hands many times before being auctioned off for $114,000 in 1987.
At the time, it was the highest price ever to be paid at an auction for purchasing military memorabilia.
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6. Colt Walker, $250,000
Sometimes also referred to as Walker Colt, this is one of the most expensive guns in the world. With an estimated value of $250,000.
It is a single-action revolver, with a revolving cylinder that can hold six charges of black powder behind six bullets.
Samuel Colt himself designed the gun in 1846 according to the specifications given by Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker.
The gun is today regarded as one of the most desirable weapons in the world.
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5. The Smith & Wesson that killed Jesse James, $350,000
Jesse James was a famous outlaw who, along with his notorious gang, carried out many banks and train robberies. He was active during the mid to late 1800s and a legendary figure from the Wild West era.
It is believed that Jesse James and his infamous gang robbed over 20 banks and stole over $200,000. He was eventually killed with a 44.-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver by one of his gang members:
In 2003, the gun was sold at an auction in California for $350,000.
4. Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns, $504,000
Bonnie and Clyde were a notorious criminal couple best known for their bank robberies. They also robbed small stores and rural gas stations:
They are often credited as being the early masters of selfies. After being shot to death, the criminal couple left behind their guns, which sold for $504,000 at a New Hampshire auction in 2012.
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3. Gold-Inlaid Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, $1.1 Million
The magnificent Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver was designed to be more transportable and streamlined. This was one of the most widely manufactured percussion pistols ever made by Colt.
The Model 1849 was very popular with the masses for being so reliable. This specific model of this famed revolver was inlaid with gold, and it was this beautiful craftsmanship that boosted the price of this revolver to $1.1 million.
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2. Million Euro Rifle, $1.18 Million
The Million Euro Rifle is all about the bling:
With inlaid gold and hundreds of set diamonds decorating the gun. Along with carved ivory rests and grip.
The cost of the rifle is well reflected in its name, as it is valued at $1.18 million.
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1. Singing Bird Pistols, $5.8 Million
The most valuable guns in the world are the 1820 Singing Birds:
These pistols are made of real gold and decorated with diamonds and pearls. Only four were manufactured, and only one matching pair are believed to exist today.
Around 25 years ago, these pistols were sold at an auction for $1,000,000. In May 2011 they sold at Christie’s for a whopping $5,800,000. Making them the most expensive guns in the world.