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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: 3630

    Lot 3630: Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co - Side by Side

    The included Krieghoff factory letter dated February 7, 1991 confirms the model, serial number, configuration,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3000

    Lot 3000: Exceptional Documented Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

    This Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine has a factory letter that describes it as...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 222

    Lot 222: Extraordinary Documented Exhibition Quality Lynton McKenzie

    Master engraver Lynton Stuart Munro McKenzie signed this set four times: "LMcK" on the front...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1024

    Lot 1024: Desirable U.S. Civil War Contract Martially Inspected New Haven

    This is a very scarce example of one of the 800 Henry rifles purchased by...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3271

    Lot 3271: Desirable Colt No. 2 Belt Model Paterson Percussion Revolver

    This is a highly sought after example of a Colt Belt Model Paterson Revolver No....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 11

    Lot 11: Outstanding Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring

    This Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine was manufactured in 1867, and has the correct...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1791

    Lot 1791: Perazzi - Mx8

    This collectors piece was manufactured in Italy around 1990 and has been transformed into a...

  • 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: 1253

    Lot 1253: Colt "Texas Paterson" No. 5 Percussion Revolver

    Manufactured from 1838 to 1840. The revolver has the distinctive flared walnut grip, an Ehlers...

  • 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: 3541

    Lot 3541: Rare World War I Era Pedersen Device with Accessories and U.S.

    Rare Pedersen Device, Springfield M1903 Mark I rifle and accessories. The group consists of: (1)...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1370

    Lot 1370: U.S. M41A1 Walker Bulldog Light Tank

    The M41A1 Walker Bulldog tank was manufactured by Cadillac from 1951 to 1954 and replaced...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1496

    Lot 1496: Ishevsk - PPD-40

    This is a very fine example of a scarce WWII era Russian PPD-40 submachine gun...

  • 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: 1495

    Lot 1495: Haenel C G - MP 44

    This is an exceptional example of a WWII German MP44 assault rifle, that was probably...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3011

    Lot 3011: Rare, Absolutely Magnificent, Documented Special Order

    This rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum that describes it...

  • 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: 1249

    Lot 1249: Exceptional and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839 Shotgun

    This is an exceptional original example of a Colt Model 1839 Revolving Shotgun that was...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1410

    Lot 1410: Colt - 1927

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

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 10

    Lot 10: Exceptional and Attractive New Haven Arms Co. Civil War

    This fine original Henry Lever Action Rifle was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co....

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Hi Jess, I have received my 3 lots from the recent auction & just want to thank your entire group of folks at Rock Island Auction Company! You guys are the peak of efficiency from the folks that describe the items, answered my questions, got me signed up to bid, your telephone bid people & your shipping people. You guys put all the other auction companies to shame, Great Job! Happy Holidays to everyone! Regards,

R.R.

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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!

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7819 – 42 Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
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News & Events

News

  • Record Participation Brings $7.3 Million in June Regional

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Rock Island Auction Youtube
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    Supreme Rarity: Winchester Model 1876 one of One Thousand
  • An Exhibition Rifle Worthy of the Bavarian Royal Court
    An Exhibition Rifle Worthy of the Bavarian Royal Court
  • MP40: The Personal Firearm of Captain Willis Cole Jr.
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    Benchmarks in Condition: Winchester Model 1886 & 1873
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    Riding in an M5A1 Stuart Tank!
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