• Ambrose Antiques
    specializes in the sale of high quality, original European and American firearms and weapons of the wheelock, flintlock and percussion periods. An emphasis on lintlocks. Selection of amour and edged weapons
  • American vintage airguns
    American vintage airguns manufactured by Crosman Arms company and others. Books concerning Crosman airguns available for purchase. List of vintage airguns for sale. Index of all Crosman airguns prior to 1971.
    An online catalogue featuring the finest in antique guns and accoutrements from the Civil War to World War II
  • Ben & Terrys Antique Armory
    Offer antique firearms and images, such as palm protectors, an assortment of derrengers, break top revolvers, percussion pistols and tintype images
  • Cartridge Reloading Data
    Nice selection of obsolete and antique cartridge data
  • Civil War Handguns
    Handguns used by armies of the civil war,including rare and obscure handguns. site features message board.
  • Colt Automatic Pistols Home Page
    Very nicely done pages with illustrations,disassembly instructions, dates of production, etc. (Sam Lisker)
  • Dixie Gun Works
    Specializing in black powder shooting, antique arms and parts. Site has ordering of catalogs and other publications
  • Empire Arms (Ormond Beach, Florida)
    Dealer in collectable handpicked European military weapons 1880-1960. Site features on-line list of inventory.
  • Fine Antique Arms
    Sells fine antique arms & armour, flintlock and wheelock pistols, swords, rapiers etc
  • Fine Sporting Collectables Ltd
    ealer in antique guns and antique gun accessories including powder flasks and reloading tools
  • Gutterman Historical Weapons, Inc
    Fine antique guns (pre-1898), edged weapons, militaria, reference books and ephemera.
  • Horst Held Antique Handguns
    Antique handguns and uncommon systems, derringer, pistols, revolvers, investment quality, german speaking
  • IAR, Inc.
    Collectible-quality reproductions of cowboy firearms, and blank-firing guns.
  • International Military Antiques
    offers antique and reproduction items from around the world, and a variety of time periods. (150mm wwi howitzer, armour, swords, etc.)
  • James H. Francis Antique & Collectible Firearms
    Specializing in top-quality pre-1898 antique and collectible firearms
  • Jansa Antique Arms Co
    Antique and modern arms and reloading gear
  • Krausewerk Collectibles
    Dealer in modern and collectible firearms and edged weapons, and home of the gl 45, a faithful reproduction of the .45 acp luger.
  • Martini Gallery
    Dedicated to Martini Action Firearms – very nice!
  • Military Antiques and Museum Shop
    California based shop
  • My Gun Site
    Fine Collectors Guns, Knives and Antiques with a bit of history
  • Northwest Pony Express
    Old west items to buy, trade or sell. Antique and vintage firearms, pistols, shotguns, Colt revolvers and Winchester rifles. Vintage firearm appraisal and estate services. Modern firearms for sale including Old west items to buy, trade or sell
  • PTS Investments
    Specializes in rare colt, winchester and other fine collector arms,authentic bowie knives, and civil war relics
  • Rediscovered Shooting Treasures
    Shooting related items for the collector. scopes, ammunition, mounts, sights, lyman ideal 310, reproduced printed material and specialising in savage arms and savage ammunition
  • Teel’s Guns
    Patrick A. Teel’s Fine Antique Arms
  • anderson militaria
    offers all sorts of militaria, firearms, insignia, headgear, swords…
  • apacheria traders
    specializing in antique hand guns and long guns, leather, edged weapons,  collectible old west, civl war, and indian items.
    antique gun and arms auctions
  • benjamin vincent, inc.
    specializing in classic, antique, and collectible hunting arms.
  • kelley’s military antiques
    antique guns, swords, and related material thousands of listings
  • rob mawers
    personal site offers insight into collecting and renovating antique revolvers
  • st. louis antique arms association
    founded in 1971, association operates gun shows in the midwest – dedicated to preserving the 2nd amendment and educating the public about the important role of firearms in our nation’s history
  • the antiques and militaria collectibles network
    an informational and reference site of antique dealers and there warehouses from the revolutionary to ww2
  • the cowboy connection
    antique firearms, colts, winchesters, historical guns, saddles, chaps, spurs, knives, cowboy collectibles, and much more

Antique Handguns for Sale: Antique Colt Handguns, Antique Derringer Handguns

An antique handgun refers to a handgun that was manufactured and designed before the beginning of the 20th century. The Boer War is taken to be a reference point. As a collector, a lot of research may be required to find the right shop from where genuine antique handguns can be obtained. Antique Colt and antique Derringer handguns are known to be two extremely popular antique handguns.


Colt Defense is a company that manufactures and develops handguns for the military, law enforcement as well as private security. The history of the company goes back to 1836, when Samuel Colt came up with the first revolver ever. Since then, there have been many designs and types of Colt handguns. Some of the more popular antique Colt handguns include the one Walker Colt used during the Mexican-American War, and Single Action Army, a name given to the Colt .45 revolvers.

There are several wholesale distributors in the United Sates that specialize in antique Colt handguns. A collector can easily get to see a whole list of antique Colt handguns. Check out the Colt 1849 Pocket Model with the Colts patent logo. There are also several other popular models, such as Colt 1851 Navy US, Colt SAA 7-1/2 x 44WCF, and 64XXX.


Derringers are small handguns usually used by women. Henry Derringer was the person who made small hand pistols. For collectors who are interested in the small and rare Philadelphia Derringer pistol, which is approximately 4 and a half inches in length, they would be delighted to find this pistol available for sale at attractive prices. It has a stamp of DERINGER/PHILADELIA on it too. There are other antique Derringer handguns available online such as the .22 caliber Pocket Revolver priced from $200 to $300, .22 CAL. DERINGER CIRCA 1861 priced at $700, Spanish Derringer 41 Caliber available at $399, and several others. 

Collectors can even buy antique handguns at local and specialty auctions. There are legal requirements such as licensed dealer, C&R license, payment options, and so on but they can be fulfilled easily.

For more information, follow the links below:

  • Collectible Antique Handguns: Offers pre-1899 (antique handguns for sale).
  • Antique Guns for Sale: A comprehensive list of antique handguns categorized by year and period.
  • Colt Defense: Gives the current uses of Colt handguns and the list of distributors.
  • Antique Handguns Horst Held: Short descriptions of the various models including Colt and Derringer models available for sale.
  • Antique Handguns List: Long list of antique handguns with price of each and a close up photograph of every part.
  • Antique Firearms for Sale: Allows buyers to choose from the available handguns including guns which have been collected and preserved for many years. The prices and photographs of the guns are also displayed against each gun.
  • Guns International - Derringer Antique: Describes all the small antique handguns with important specifications of the revolvers and shotguns.
  • Antique Guns Auction: Provides details about the auctions such as the auction closing date, NRA grade, auctions type, along with the starting bid.
  • Fine Antique Colt Firearms: Dealers of fine antique Colt firearms, pistols, rifles, and revolvers to include Percussion Colts, Antique Colt Single Actions, and All Black Powder Models.
  • Colt Firearms: A place to find many antique Colt revolvers and pistols for sale.

Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Still Hunting


Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


Which field carry provides the most firearm control?



Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license


Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.