Top 11 Most Expensive and Rarest Guns Still In Existence Today
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A vintage sports car is usually easily recognizable, but vintage firearms can be easily overlooked. Weapons have existed in human history for a very long time. They have been instrumental in designing the power dynamics of the world. The hobby of collecting guns gained popularity in the latter half of the 20th century, particularly following World War II.

A gun's collectability and value are influenced by a number of factors, such as the weapon's historical significance and rarity. A gun's unique qualities and state can have an effect on its total worth.

Types of rare guns

-Guns Tied to Historical Figures

-Guns Tied to Historical Events or Eras

-Ultra-Rare Guns Produced in Small Numbers

-Guns that Represent the Height of Artistic Gun-Making

-Guns Made from Rare Materials

Top 1)+ Most Expensive and Rarest Guns Still In Existence Today

1. The Infernal Machine

Production: 1 unit

Country of origin: France

Year: 1835

Designer: Giuseppe Marco Fieschi

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Assassination attempt by Giuseppe Fieschi on King Louis Philippe I of France on July 28, 1835. Photo amusing planet

Giuseppe Marco Fieschi, on July 28, 1835, in Paris, stood in front of an open window on the third floor of N. 50 Boulevard du Temple. King Louis-Philippe of France was expected to walk down the street that overlooked the window on his way to his yearly inspection of the Paris National Guard. Fieschi planned to kill the King, and he created one of the most terrifying weapons ever to ensure that his plan would be highly successful.

Giuseppe and Morrey made the decision to construct a volley gun with 25 barrels arranged side by side rather than taking a chance on missing the king with a single shot. They presented the scheme to Theodore Pepin, another conspirator, who provided the scheme with support. Giuseppe was so poor that Pepin and Morey divided the roughly 500 franc cost of building the "infernal machine," with Giuseppe doing the actual construction. Giuseppe eventually had the gun ready.

Constructed in a room on the third floor of N. 50 Boulevard du Temple with a view of the street, the weapon was made of metal and wood. It was also the same room from which he would fire his gun. With every touch hole aligned with the next, the barrels were positioned side by side. With a single fuse, the barrels could all be fired simultaneously along with a trail of gunpowder. There were roughly 6–8 balls and an extra 13–14 slugs in each barrel. Indeed, it was a very potent killing device.

Sadly, the weapon was constructed too shoddily and with too much power. Giuseppe lit the fuse, and the gun burst, spraying bullets everywhere in the room. Giuseppe was flung backward against the wall and hit by bullets to his hand, face, and head. Using a rope, Giuseppe was able to swing out of the room and into the adjacent building before the king's guards could enter the building despite his injuries. However, Giuseppe was bloody and seriously hurt. The guards followed the trail of blood he left behind and soon caught up with him.

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2. 30-shot Revolver

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Production: 1 unit

Country of origin: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Designer: Unknown

Manufactured by an unidentified maker, and the design points to a possible European—possibly French—source. The revolver has a two-layer cylinder with thirty chambers and a set of over/under barrels. Blade and notch sights, smooth grip, and a fixed double firing pin set up to fire each barrel sequentially.

The revolver has a double layer cylinder with thirty chambers and over and under barrels. Despite its impressive appearance, the pistol is too heavy to be useful. Additionally, each chamber must be loaded by the user separately.

3. Singer M1911A1 Pistol

Production: 500 units

Country of origin: The United States of America

Year: 1939

Designer: John Moses Browning

Singer Model 1911A1 Serial Number "1" pistol is a "One Of A Kind" find and is likely considered the "Holy Grail" of all Model 1911A1 pistols. Singer Model 1911A1 pistols are the most sought after of any Model 1911A1 pistol, and most likely any pistol produced and issued during WWII. It is well known that under Educational Order W-ORD-396 in 1940, the Singer Manufacturing Co. produced a total of 500 pistols.

They have a high polish Dulite blue finish with an excellent fit finish, and they were all issued to the US Army Air Corps as a service side arm for air crews. There are very few original Singer Manufactured Model 1911A1s available on the collector market (such as this example!).

4. The Apache Revolver

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Production: Unknown

Country of origin: Belgium

Year: 1860

Designer: Louis Dolne

The Apache revolver was essentially an attempt to create the Leatherman Wave of handguns in the nineteenth century. It had many functions, multiple implements, and portability, just like many dedicated multitools.

The design dates from the 1860s. The weapon was designed by Louise Dolne and was manufactured until the end of the 1800s.

This weapon was unique in that it incorporated elements of a gun (revolver), a knuckle duster, and a dagger.

Let's start with its most lethal feature, the revolver. It was built around a pepperbox revolver that fired pinfire cartridges. The pepperbox revolver is essentially a semiautomatic Gatling gun in hand. Consider shrinking a multi-barreled machine gun to the size of a pistol. A pepperbox revolver looks exactly like that, except it doesn't fire in full auto. The barrel is represented by the cylinder. In the case of the Apache revolver, the gun lacks a barrel and instead relies on cylinders.

5. Treeby Chain Gun

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Production: 2 units

Country of origin: Britain

Year: 1855

Designer: Thomas Treeby

The Treeby chain gun was a percussion rifle with a.54 caliber that could fire 14 rounds quickly back-to-back. When it was created in 1854, it was unmatched by anything else on the market. In the hopes of obtaining a contract from the British Army, only two were ever made. After testing and being determined to be unsatisfactory, the gun was never produced again.

There are steps involved in firing the Treeby rifle. Naturally, the first step is to load each of the 14 chambers with powder and ball and cover each firing nipple with a percussion cap. The barrel lever needs to be rotated up once the gun is fully loaded. Raising the barrel lever causes the barrel to move forward and away from the chamber because it is attached to the frame via a very coarse thread.

The hammer is then manually cocked, rotating the chamber chain and indexing one into place. The barrel is then drawn in and sealed against the chamber by rotating the barrel lever back down. The round that is currently sealed up in the barrel can only be fired by pulling the trigger at this moment.

6. Colt Walker

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Production: 1100

Country of origin: United States

Year: 1847

Designer: Samuel Colt and Captain Samuel Walker

American gun manufacturer Samuel Colt was contacted by Ranger Captain Samuel Walker to create a pistol that would be exceptionally potent up close. Colt designed the Colt Walker single-action revolver based on the specifications that Walker gave them.

There were only ever 1100 of these guns produced; 1000 went to the US Army and 100 were given to civilians. It was challenging to hold the gun comfortably due to its size and weight. In addition, many of them had cylinders that burst after firing. About 300 weapons were sent back to Colt for maintenance. Nowadays, just 10% of these weapons are still in use.

Sam Wilson’s Colt Walker

• Price: $920,000

• Sale: October 2008

• Auction House: James D. Julia, Inc.

Pvt. Sam Wilson, a Texas Ranger, received this Colt Walker handgun in 1847. Samuel Colt and renowned Texas Ranger Samuel Walker collaborated to create the Colt Walker handguns, which were intended only for use by Texas Rangers. Only 1,100 of these pistols are reported to have been produced, and only about 170 of those are still in use today.

7. Nock Gun

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Production: 526 (first model) and 655 (second model)

Country of origin: The United Kingdom

Year: 1779

Designer: James Wilson

The seven barrel volley guns, also known as Nock Guns, were designed by James Wilson. In July 1779, Wilson presented his design to the Board of Ordnance for testing. Following testing at Woolwich Arsenal, the Board of Ordnance determined that the guns, while useless for the Army, could be useful aboard Royal Navy ships. The impressive firepower of the volley gun could be devastating at the relatively short ranges aboard ships. The Navy had previously used blunderbusses/musketoons, and the Board of Ordnance most likely saw Wilson's gun as a development of this concept. Two'seven barrelled rifle guns' for Admiralty testing were ordered from London gunmaker Henry Nock, but these proved slow to load in action, and subsequent guns had smoothbore barrels.

8. Winchester Model 73

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Country of origin: United States

Year: 1873

Designer: John Moses Browning

The Winchester 1873 Rifle has been dubbed the "Rifle that Won the West." This historical piece is available in seven distinct models, including the Uberti 1873 Carbine and the Uberti 1873 Special Sporting Rifle, among others.

When it was first released, the gun was chambered in the powerful new.44-.40 cartridge. 40 grains of black powder propelled the.44 caliber bullet.

The 1873 Rifle's success was assured when Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker in the same caliber. A cowboy only needed one cartridge belt for a lever-action rifle and his 6-shooter back then.

The Uberti USA 1873 Limited Edition Short Rifle Deluxe, available exclusively in 2018, elevates the basic model to new heights of beauty and functionality.

9. Magpul FMG-9

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Production: 1 unit

Country of origin: United States

Year: 2008

Designer: Magpul Industries

The prototype Magpul FMG-9 was never put into production. It was modeled after a modified Glock 18 and intended to be a folding submachine gun. To make the gun lighter, polymer was used in its construction rather than metal.

The gun's ease of concealment and carry was its main design goal. It could be packed into a tiny box and folded. Magpul stated unequivocally that they had no plans to put the gun into production and that it was only created as a proof of concept.

In 2010 Magpul Industries released the Folding Pocket gun almost identical to the FMG-9 prototype. However, the firing mechanism for this gun was different from that of the FMG-9 prototype.

10. Rock-Ola M1 Carbine

Year: 1944

Designer: Magpul Industries

Main Manufacture & Identification Codes: "R" "Rock-Ola"

Main Plant Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Average Cost to Government per completed rifle: $58

Strange bedfellows are made by world wars. We urgently needed a large number of arms. Thus, the Department of War put out contracts for the production of pre-made weapons. Certain oddball firms took first prize and produced some extremely rare firearms. It would be as though a lot of bayonets were produced today by Apple Computers.

You could have been an M1.30 carbinet for WWII officers who couldn't hit anything with their pistols, or you could have been the hipster who invented "Rock and Roll" with its jukeboxes. Yes, a number of other companies, including IBM and the Underwood Typewriter Company, produced the M1, but the Rock-Ola is said to be the rarest. You are going to receive $3–$4,000.

11. Cabot 1911

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Year: 1911

Country of origin: USA

Designer: Rob Bianchin

Supposedly the priciest firearm available for purchase globally? Perhaps. The two Cabot 1911s, valued at $4.5 million USD and composed primarily of meteorite, are impressive pieces. Small pieces of meteorite are not very uncommon, but having enough to make two full-sized 1911 pistols out of it is unique, especially considering how difficult it is to machine meteorite. Cabot has something very unique, if not a total novelty created purely for laughs and headlines.


The world of firearms boasts many uncommon models that serve as justification for the priciest models. Most will ultimately end up on the auction block when the family's heir becomes disinterested or when financial needs demand it. These will be the vast bulk of firearms in the premium segment of the market.

Some may never see the auctioneer's gavel because their historical significance makes them too valuable or because wealthy people or businesses own them.

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