Rock Island Auction Company
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Rock Island Auction Company

#1 Auction House for Antique Guns and Collector Firearms

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s top firearms auction house for antique guns and collector firearms. As our reputation for integrity, quality, and presentation of rare firearms have 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, collector firearms, rare guns, antique guns, modern guns, and other firearm related items auction house since 2003. We continue to bring world record firearms prices and offer some of the most historic and rare guns you will find. If you are looking for the best in rare engraved, gold, silver and many other pieces of metal art antique guns or  you want some of the main stay collector firearms still in their usable life, you will find them here.

We sell all categories of guns, antique, curio and relic, modern, and class III NFA guns. In the spring of 2011 up to today our current state of the art, 86,000 square foot home, with dedicated auction hall, and preview hall with bright LED lighting allowing customers to preview guns in close to daylight conditions. This facility demonstrates our investment in the firearms collector industry for many more years to come.

But we’re not just a place to buy collector firearms, we’re also the best place to sell guns. Whether you’re selling a large gun collection of rare guns or just a single inherited firearm, RIAC is the best and easiest way to sell your guns for the most money. Don’t take our word for it! Read about our consignment process, watch videos of satisfied clients, and see some of our spectacular results for yourself. We’re the best at what we do, we hold the world record for selling a single firearm like this Winchester 1886. As the undisputed leader in our field, we invite you to sell your firearms 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 with the best gun auction house in the world! Website Sitemap gun pages

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Regional Auction

June 22 to June 25, 2017

Our Regional Gun Auctions are made up of affordable antique firearms, beginning collector firearms items, usable sporting guns, and many non-firearm items. A majority of the lots have multiple firearms. A Regional Gun Auction has routinely consisted of approximately 3,000 lots with as many as 10,000 firearms in those lots. We hold two Regional Gun Auctions per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. The Regional Auction has a preview day which is held all day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday and Sunday – same as our Premiere Collector Firearms Auctions. The concept of the Regional Sale was initiated by the demand that our customers developed for the “everyday collector” type guns. Were these guns placed in a Premiere Auction, they would simply be overshadowed. These guns need to be seen in person as we keep the description to a minimum and use a rating scale for the condition encouraging the buyer to view the items in person.  We produce approximately 10,000-13,000 black and white catalogs that are sent to potential bidders all over the world.

These gun auctions are comprised of beginning collector firearms, and also sporting and hunting firearms, manufacturers such Browning, Winchester, Ruger, Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, plus Japanese and European military firearms. You will also find firearm related books, holsters, swords, parts, leather, ammunition and more. This is also an auction for antique guns and highly collectable and rare guns. Each item is listed with a headline, high and low estimates, condition rating, and photo.  As with our Premiere Auctions, our website features the entire Regional 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 most guns have both sides shown.

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 324

    Lot 324: DWM 1900 Pre-Test American Eagle Luger Pistol

    Manufactured for the American market before the first U.S. Army test pistols were produced. Fixed...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6435

    Lot 6435: U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

    Manufactured in May 1943, with a Danish "VAR 6-66" barrel....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6581

    Lot 6581: Colt Python Double Action Revolver with Heavy Barrel

    Frame manufactured in 1983....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4

    Lot 4: New Haven Arms Co. - Henry Rifle Scarce 3rd US Veteran Volunteer

    This Henry rifle was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company in December 1863 as...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2229

    Lot 2229: Rare Short Barrel Colt Cloverleaf Revolver

    Manufactured in 1875....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 565

    Lot 565: U.S. Springfield M1 Garand w/CMP Collector Grade Certificate

    "SA 5 55" barrel, with a DoD cartouche stock, canvas sling, "U.C./1942" bayonet with sheath...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 330

    Lot 330: Two Luger Semi-Automatic Pistols and Accessories

    This lot also includes 5 takedown tools, two unmarked Luger magazines, 2 springs, 2 pair...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 319

    Lot 319: Kreigsmarine Marked "S/42" Mauser Luger Pistol w/Accessories

    Marked "N/3601" on back strap, "N3601" on spare magazine, with an "eagle/M" 1938 holster. Listed...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2668

    Lot 2668: Seven Japanese Military Bolt Action Rifles

    Mum ground off. With anti-aircraft sights....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6598

    Lot 6598: Colt Python Double Action Revolver

    Manufactured in 1964....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6418

    Lot 6418: U.S. Springfield M1D Garand Sniper Rifle with Scope

    "SA 5 53" barrel, with a 5-prong flash hider, un-screwed leather cheek piece, and a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 323

    Lot 323: Bulgarian Contract Model 1908 Luger Pistol

    Manufactured for Bulgaria pre-WWI; rare in any condition due to rough service in two World...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5158

    Lot 5158: Three European Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes

    Trigger guard dated "68". With original box and extra magazine....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6610

    Lot 6610: Colt - Python

    Manufactured in 1980....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4524

    Lot 4524: Two German Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters

    The right side of the frame is stamped with the "eagle/L" police acceptance mark. With...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 265

    Lot 265: Two Remington Over/Under Derringers

    Manufactured in 1866....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 356

    Lot 356: Two Walther Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Back strap marked "R.F.V. 798 W.," a marking associated with the Nazi Reichs Finance Ministry....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 628

    Lot 628: Three Semi-Automatic Rifles with Scopes

    With BSA GE3-9x50mm scope. Magazine absent....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2789

    Lot 2789: Springfield Armory U.S. - M1-Garand

    Manufactured in 1944....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 554

    Lot 554: Harrington & Richardson Inc - M1 Garand

    "H.R.A." marked barrel dated "11-55". With canvas sling, cleaning kit, and cleaning rod....

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Our customers SAY...

I am writing this review about Rock Island Auction because I feel it could be helpful to families that are left gun collections by their loved ones. They put my father's guns in their Premier auctions, and their Regional auctions and they sold like wildfire. A lot of my father's Colts and Winchesters went far above their high estimate. We are so happy with this company I just can't express my gratitude in words. They completely understood this emotional journey we went on together to sell my dad's 50 year old collection. It was very sentimental, and it did turn out to be an amazing experience. My dad has since passed away. He was so pleased at the end of his life that his lifelong collection went to people that loved the guns like he did. I must say Pat Hogan and his son Kevin are a class act, we received top dollar for his collection. I spoke to Jessica Tanghe all the time and her kindness and understanding helped me through this process. If I were to rate this company on a scale of 1 to 100 I would give them 100. D. K.

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Consignment

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 consign your firearms 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 you guns today!

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Our customers SAY...

Sirs, May I say that receiving these e-mails about your auctions is simply fantastic. While I can't go to many and don't buy a lot, these are precious to me and other Colt collectors. Thanks again.

J.R.

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