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RIAC Holds 8-10 Gun Auctions Per Year for Antique, Modern and Rare Collector Firearms.

RIAC holds 5 major gun auctions per year, and 3-5 one day Online Only auctions. We are the world’s top gun auction house for antique 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 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 hold gun auctions for  buyers, and 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 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 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!

 

Rock Island Auction
7819 – 42 Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Premiere Auction

September 7 to September 9, 2018

Our Premiere 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 Premiere Auction consists of approximately 2,700 antique and collectable gun lots. Each of these auctions is made up of rare guns, unusual, mint, and highly collectable 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 Premiere Auctions are typically held in April, September, and December.  Our Premiere 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 Premiere 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 Premiere 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: 3351

    Lot 3351: Historic Cased Civil War Era Ball, Tompkins & Black Sword

    Measures 37 3/4 inches in overall length. The gently curved single fuller blade measures 31...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 323

    Lot 323: Exceptional, Engraved Custom Built Model 21 Double Barrel .410 S

    The Model 21 has always been a hand built custom made shotgun. Almost each Model...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1394

    Lot 1394: Colt - 1909

    This is an extremely rare example of an original U.S. Army Test Trials Colt Model...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1209

    Lot 1209: Two Percussion Firearms and a Collection of Civil War Items

    These items were all owned by or attributed to Sergeant Charles Reisser (1835-1928), veteran of...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1500

    Lot 1500: Czech - ZB-26

    This is a rare example of a pre-war ZB 26 manufactured at the Brunn factory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1563

    Lot 1563: Hermann Goering's Surrender PPK, w/Case, Research

    Taken completely aside from it's historical attribution, this is a very nice factory engraved Walther...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1025

    Lot 1025: Exceptional and Rare Documented Winchester Model 1876 Musket

    The Cody letter describes this Model 1876 as: "Musket, Sights: Baker" and states that it...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 165

    Lot 165: Browning Arms - Superposed

    Originally manufactured in 1966 and subsequently masterfully embellished by Firearms Engravers Guild of America Master...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3363

    Lot 3363: Springfield First Type Model 1892 Rifle with Bayonet

    The Krag-Jorgensen bolt action was invented by Captain Ole Krag and Erik Jorgensen of Norway...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3355

    Lot 3355: Beautiful Colt Factory Engraved Burgess-Carbine

    This is an absolutely beautiful deluxe New York presentation grade engraved, early production Colt-Burgess saddle...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1263

    Lot 1263: Spectacular Cased Deluxe Factory Engraved Presentation Colt Lond

    Factory cased and engraved Colt London Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured at Colt's London factory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1101

    Lot 1101: Tranter Model 1879 DA Revolver Made for W.A. Pinkerton

    This revolver is documented in Robert Lee and R.L. Wilson's "Magnificent Colts" on pages 394-395...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1774

    Lot 1774: Fine Early J. Purdey & Sons Over-And-Under Side Lock Shotgun

    The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in May 1952 and appears...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1030

    Lot 1030: Exceptional Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873

    The Cody letter describes this model 1873 as: "Rifle, 44 caliber, Barrel Length: 26 inches,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 62

    Lot 62: Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1884. The rifle has a German silver blade front sight, the two-line factory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3348

    Lot 3348: Civil War Tiffany & Co. High Grade Presentation Officer's Sword

    This beautiful presentation sword appears in an included photograph of Slocum taken shortly before his...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3001

    Lot 3001: Rare Documented Special Order Deluxe First Model Winchester 1873

    Special order Winchester Model 1873 rifle manufactured in 1875. This rifle has the First Model...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1516

    Lot 1516: German - MG42

    This is a solid representative example of a WWII German MG42 light machine gun. This...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1413

    Lot 1413: Inglis - MKI Machine Gun NFA

    This is a very rare example of a post war British Bren MkI that was...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1823

    Lot 1823: Winchester - 21

    Manufactured in 1967. This two barrel set consists of a 20 and 28 gauge set....

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Most Recent Auctions

Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction

June Regional Firearms Auction

June 21 to June 24, 2018

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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 you guns today!

Rock Island Auction
7819 – 42 Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
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Our customers SAY...

I like the fact that the rating matches the product, I am very happy with my purchases and service that is provided phone calls and e-mails answered with respect and courteous answer, money well spent for a new collector, will continue to use RIA and with confidence tell friends and family that honesty and truth in percent in rating is A1, thank you. K.D.

News & Events

News

  • Record Participation Brings $7.3 Million in June Regional

    6/26/2018 By Joel Kolander In Rock Island Auction Company’s recent...Read More

  • RIAC Cuts Ties With Invaluable

    06/08/2018 By Joel Kolander   Recently several major corporations have...Read More

  • Rare Colt Revolver Sells for World Record $1.8 million at Rock Island Auction Company

    04-18-2018 By Joel Kolander  ROCK ISLAND, Ill – A rare...Read More

Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 23 days until theSeptember 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#74
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Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 78 days until theNovember 2018 – Online Gun Auction #2020

Blog

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    07/27/2018 By Joel Kolander Trench guns hold a fascination with...Read More

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    07/20/2018 By Joel Kolander Unless you've been completely ignoring our...Read More

  • The Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus

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Rock Island Auction Youtube
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    Holland & Holland: Hidden Tigers
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    Colt Model 1873 Peacemaker, Serial Number 2
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    Introducing: The 2018 September Premiere Auction
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    Riding in an M5A1 Stuart Tank!
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    June 2018 Preview Day!!!
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    Real History. Real Art. Real Iron.
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    Awesome Guns from World-Class Collections

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