Rock Island Auction Company

Friends of RIAC

01 The Smith & Wesson Collectors Association is dedicated to the collecting of all Smith & Wesson products from the antique firearms to the most modern arms currently produced by the company. The association’s main purpose is the preservation of Smith & Wesson’s history.
02 The Sharps Collector Association was formed in 1993 to study the firearms of Christian Sharps and the Sharps Companies
03 The OGCA is a non-profit corporation that promotes friendship for those interested in the collection, possession and use of arms by responsible persons. Over 75 years young 1937-2013
06 The Remington Society of America is an organization dedicated to the collection and study of Remington firearms, ammunition and history
Fairfax, VA
877.672.2000Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
08 Les Baer Custom
LeClaire, IA
563.289.2126Les Baer, Sr. has been winning accolades and loyal supporters since he first opened up shop in Pennsylvania more than a quarter-century ago. Since he began building his own line of exquisite 1911 pistols in Illinois in the early 90’s, his reputation for unmatched performance, innovative design and attention to detail has been responsible for a burgeoning base of true believers and passionate fans.
09 Colt Collectors
Los Gatos, CAThe Colt Collectors Association (CCA) was founded in 1980 by a group of avid collectors of Colt firearms and Colt memorabilia. The organization was established to… PROMOTE THE COLLECTING OF ALL TYPES OF COLT FIREARMS & MEMORABILIA
10 Cheaper Than Dirt!
Fort Worth, TX
11 Shooting Sportsman launched in December, 1987. It was the brainchild of Steve Smith, David Wonderlich and David Thomas, who recognized that there were a number of magazines devoted to hunting and shotgunning but none devoted exclusively to wingshooting.
13 Besides producing the world’s premier color magazine for collectors and enthusiasts of old guns and swords, we also publish a large selection of high-quality books about antique weapons.
14 The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles is a national monthly magazine for dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts. Now in its 15th year, we provide the knowledge, news, and resources to actively engage and inspire buyers and sellers.
16 At Proxibid, we connect buyers and sellers. It’s that simple, really. What started as an add-on for auction companies has blossomed into the leading online Marketplace for highly valued items.
17 Gun Digest is a longtime firearms-industry leader, with a publishing history reaching back into the golden age of World War II, with the inaugural 1944 first edition of the Gun Digest annual book. Since that time, the Gun Digest annual has become crowned “the world’s greatest gun book.”
18 GunsAmerica
With 10 or more authors on their blog site its a great read.
20 Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published 11 times a year in full color.
21 Blue Book Publications, Inc., is an S-type corporation located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We specialize in source information, including up-to-date pricing for firearms, guitars/amps, and the billiards/pool cue industries. Our products are available in a variety of formats, including books, CD-ROMs, online subscriptions, and downloads.
22 ArmaLite, Inc
Geneseo, IL
24 The Winchester Collector Association
Redmond, OR
541.526.5929Winchester Arms Collectors Association (W.A.C.A.) is a non-profit tax-exempt corporation and an international organization comprised of over 2,200 members devoted to the preservation, understanding and collecting of Winchester firearms and related products as well as the role these products had throughout American history.