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We Build Gun Collections. Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s top auction house specializing in antique and collector firearms. As our reputation for integrity, quality, and rarity has grown, so have our results. Thanks to our tireless work ethic and constant pursuit of excellence, we remain the largest auction house for antique firearms, collectors firearms, rare guns, modern guns, and other firearm related items since 2003. We continue to bring record prices and offer some of the most historic, rare, and rare guns you will find anywhere in the world. We’re also the 
best place to sell your guns . Whether you’re selling a large gun collection or just a single inherited rare firearm, RIAC is the best and easiest way to sell your collectible firearms for the most money. Read about our consignment process and look at our past results. We’re the best at what we do. As the undisputed leader in our field, we invite you to find out what so many others already know: No one gets you more money for your firearms, or works as hard, as Rock Island Auction Company. Learn how to sell your guns today with the best gun auction house in the world!

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Online Auction

March 28, 2019

RIAC gun auctions continue to be the innovator within the firearms industry and is proud to offer an additional gun auction platform to sell your items.  Guns listed here for auction will be sold in the same way as our other auctions except there is no live bidding audience in our facility during the auction.  Bids are accepted absentee, telephone and live on the Internet during the day of the auction.  These auctions are comprised of a myriad of firearms and related items such as gun parts, books, scopes, knives, swords and more and are held at least three times a year.  Typically, items in our Online-Only auctions are placed there as they do not meet our minimum lot value to earn a spot in a Premier or Regional sale.  Again, as with our Premier Auctions, our website features the entire Online-Only Auction catalog of items and is searchable by model, serial number, manufacturer, lot number, keyword, and more. All items are viewable in color online and all guns have both sides shown.

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 554

    Lot 554: Winchester 43 Rifle 218 bee

    Manufactured from 1949 to 1957....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 65

    Lot 65: Two Colt DA Revolvers w/ Cases

    Includes factory case, matching sleeve, and papers....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 560

    Lot 560: Anschutz 1430-1434 Rifle 22 hornet

    "75" dated barrel. Includes Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10 scope....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 132

    Lot 132: Browning Arms Bar Rifle 308 Win

    Manufactured in 1968....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 461

    Lot 461: Five Marlin Slide Action Rifles

    ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 170

    Lot 170: Perazzi Mirage Shotgun 12

    14 3/8" LOP. With unnumbered factory hard case (rough), extra 34" vent rib single barrel,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 39

    Lot 39: Springfield Armory U.S. Trophy Match Pistol 45 ACP

    Magazine absent and original sights absent....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5

    Lot 5: Fnh Usa Inc Five Seven Pistol 5.7x28

    Includes factory case, manual, lock, cleaning kit, two extra magazines, holster, and magazine holster....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 685

    Lot 685: Sig Arms P229 Pistol 40 S&W

    Includes matching box, manual, lock, and four extra magazines. Right side of frame marked "NPD4140"...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 343

    Lot 343: Colt 1917 DA Revolver 45 ACP

    Manufactured in 1919. "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marked barrel....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 126

    Lot 126: Winchester 70 Rifle 257 Roberts

    Manufactured in 1950. The barrel is fitted with a ramped beaded blade front sight with...

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Premiere Auction

May 3 to May 5, 2019

Our Premier Firearms Auctions take place three times a year, each over a three-day period. A preview day is held all day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A Premier Auction consists of approximately 2,700 antique and collectible gun lots. Each of these auctions is made up of rare guns, unusual, mint, and highly collectible guns. We produce a minimum of 5,500 full color, 3-volume catalog sets featuring each lot with in-depth descriptions, a high and low estimate and multiple high resolution photos. Each volume of the catalog corresponds to a day of the auction.  The three Premier Auctions are typically held in April, September, and December.  Our Premier Firearms Auctions have made international press and are renowned for offering the most significant, historic guns and important firearms. It is not uncommon for us to set a world record in any given Premier Auction.

Each auction routinely covers the main genres of gun collecting from antique to modern Winchesters, Colts, Remington, Walther, U.S. and European Military, Collector shotguns, Sporting, etc. Our Premier Auctions also offer swords, bayonets, military artifacts, and other related material. Our website features the entire auction catalog online and is searchable by model, serial number, manufacturer, lot number, keyword, and more.

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 749

    Lot 749: Sport-System Dittrich (SSD) Model PTR44 Semi-Automatic Rifle

    This is a very scarce and desirable limited production copy of an original WWII German...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 755

    Lot 755: Colt AR-15/XM16E1 "Forward Assist Prototype" Machine Gun

    This is truly an unbelievable find for the advance Colt collector or Class III enthusiast....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 761

    Lot 761: Group Industries M37 Machine Gun

    Manufactured prior to the 1986 machine gun registration cutoff, this is a Group Industries transferrable...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 759

    Lot 759: Colt/Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Navy Thompson Submachine Gun

    This Colt/Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Navy Thompson Submachine Gun was manufactured in 1921 and is listed...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 751

    Lot 751: Charles Erb STEN MK IV Submachine Gun

    This is a fine example of a WWII type British MK IV STEN style machine...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 767

    Lot 767: Auto Ordnance Corp Thompson 1928 SMG

    This is an excellent example of a late production Model 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun that...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1339

    Lot 1339: Etched Panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Revolver

    Manufactured in 1878. The barrel is stamped with the two-line Hartford address on top and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1595

    Lot 1595: Phenomenal Swiss Pz61 Tank

    The Swiss Pz61 has been described as one of the finest tanks ever developed for...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 753

    Lot 753: French Brandt Model 37 Grenade Launcher

    This is scarce example of a pre-WWII French grenade launcher (mortar) as developed by Edgar...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1592

    Lot 1592: U.S. M47 Patton Main Battle Tank

    Designed to replace the M4 Sherman, M26 Pershing and M46 Patton tank classes, the M47...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 765

    Lot 765: Colt M16A1 Machine Gun

    This is an excellent example of a fully automatic M16A1 carbine that was manufactured by...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 192

    Lot 192: Exceptional Civil War Spencer Model 1860 Army Rifle

    This is an outstanding example of a Spencer Model 1860 Army Rifle that was manufactured...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 758

    Lot 758: Fine Grouping of Thompson Submachine Gun Accessories

    The grouping includes on 20-round Auto-Ordnance stick magazine (blued, three-line "REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF."...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 764

    Lot 764: Auto-Ordnance 1928 "A" Suffix SMG, Birdshot Mag, Drum Mag, Case

    Manufactured in the 1970s as part of the "A" suffix serial range, the Auto-Ordnance 1928...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 760

    Lot 760: Colt Model 1921A Thompson Submachine Gun

    This is a fine example of an original, fully automatic, early production Colt M1921A Thompson...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 752

    Lot 752: Danish Madsen Model 1940 Light Machine Gun

    This is a very scarce example of a Danish Model 1940 light machine gun chambered...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 757

    Lot 757: Auto-Ordnance Model 1928 Submachine Gun

    This is a very unique example of a late commercial manufacture fully automatic Class III/NFA...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1331

    Lot 1331: Japanese S&W New Model No. 3 Revolver

    This S&W New Model No. 3 revolver is documented by serial number as converted to...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 754

    Lot 754: Colt/Auto-Ordnance Model 1927 (AC) Thompson Submachine Gun

    This is a very rare variant of the highly desirable Colt Model 1927 (AC) Thompson...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 768

    Lot 768: Fine Transport Case for a Thompson Carbine or Submachine Gun

    Measuring 26 1/2 inches long overall, the case is fitted out in a black leatherette...

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Our customers SAY...

RIA has been the consummate professional in the process of consigning my firearms. They are well organized and efficient and continually communicate very well with their clients. I would feel comfortable having the RIA handle any of my firearm related transactions. J.K.

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Experts In Collectible Firearms

Rock Island Auction Company has been the trusted source of firearms for numerous collectors, military artifact enthusiasts, hunters, sportsmen, and investors since 1993. Our auctions cater to firearm collectors at every level. Additionally, our experienced staff is on hand and ready to help whenever you may need it.

Learn more about our history as the #1 firearms auction house today.

Gun Consignment

We are the best place to sell your guns! As a firearms auction house, we have one common goal with our consignors: achieve the highest possible price.

Rock Island Auction Company has firmly established itself as the #1 firearms auction house in the world for collectible firearms, edged weapons, & military artifacts. It is a position we have held since 2003 through a winning formula of integrity, superior marketing, first-class presentation, and a constant pursuit of excellence. As the undisputed leader in our field, we invite you to sell your guns by consignment with us to find out what so many others already know. No one gets you more money for your firearms, or works as hard, as Rock Island Auction Company. Learn how to sell your guns today!

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