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: 4459

    Lot 4459: Four European Semi-Auto Pistols, Including a Stocked Steyr 1912

    Dated "1914" with "VEGA" marking on slide, matching numbered stock holster, and leather harness marked...

  • 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: 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: 360

    Lot 360: DWM 1914 Dated Luger Pistol

    With a "1929" dated holster....

  • 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: 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: 2794

    Lot 2794: H & R - M1 Garand

    Barrel marked " HRA 7-54"....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2845

    Lot 2845: Two Semi-Automatic Carbines

    With original box, extra stick magazine, drum magazine, and papers....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2071

    Lot 2071: Two Antique American Revolvers

    Manufactured in the early to mid 1860s and later converted. The initials "E/HB" are carved...

  • 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: 6545

    Lot 6545: Three Matching Serial Numbered Kimber Model 82 Super America

    With original box....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5146

    Lot 5146: Two Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Cases

    One of 150 manufactured in 2001....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4556

    Lot 4556: Five Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Right side of the frame dated "53". With a Czech armorer's kit for the CZ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6591

    Lot 6591: Colt Python Double Action Revolver with Scope

    Manufactured in 1962. Leupold M8-2x scope....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 495

    Lot 495: U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

    Manufactured in August of 1942, "1-S-A-12-43" barrel, "S.A./G.A.W." stock, canvas sling....

  • 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....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6580

    Lot 6580: Colt Python Double Action Revolver

    Manufactured in 1956....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6585

    Lot 6585: Colt - Python

    Manufactured in 1981. With original box and checkered Colt grips....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 297

    Lot 297: Colt Model 1878 Frontier Double Action Revolver with Holster

    Manufactured in 1900. With floral tooled holster and belt and cartridge pouch....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 576

    Lot 576: U.S. M1 Garand Rifle

    "CBI 9/08" barrel. With CMP hang-tag indicating "0+" throat/muzzle readings and "SA RMI SPECIAL" grade,...

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Our customers SAY...

Dear Customer Service: My Dad and I traveled from Sigourney, IA on Saturday to your have staff evaluate some of my Dad's firearms and to see your show. Dad and I both want to let you know that all of your staff were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and exhibited the best customer service possible. Please let the owner(s), manager(s), supervisor(s) and staff know what a great experience it was attending your event and we look forward to returning. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Sincerely,

B.C.

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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...

Hi Bridget, Just a quick note to say that my merchandise from the Sept. 12 auction arrived today safe and sound. The item I won I wanted very badly indeed, and tonight I am a happy collector. My thanks to you and the rest of the staff for making my first experience with RIA easy and rewarding. I will recommend you to my fellow collectors without reservation. Sincerely yours,

R.D.

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