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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: 1401

    Lot 1401: Springfield Armory Gas Trap M1-Garand

    This is an exceptional all correct, early U.S. Springfield Armory "Gas Trap" M1 Garand Rifle...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1777

    Lot 1777: Fine Kell Engraved J. Purdey & Sons Large Scroll Shotgun

    The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in November 1951 for Donald...

  • 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: 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: 1369

    Lot 1369: Colt - 1921 Thompson

    This is an excellent example of an original, fully automatic early production Colt M1921 Thompson...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1029

    Lot 1029: Extraordinary and Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

    This exceptional Winchester Model 1892 musket was manufactured in 1909. Winchester manufactured far fewer Model...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3275

    Lot 3275: Exceptional Cased Factory Engraved Deluxe Gold and Silver Plated

    Factory cased and deluxe engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver that was manufactured c. 1865....

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 3267

    Lot 3267: Extremely Rare and Desirable Colt D Company Walker Model 1847

    Colt D Company Walker Revolver number 124. Any Walker is the ultimate piece in any...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3547

    Lot 3547: Rare "Prototype No. 3" Singer Manufacturing Company U.S.

    This is an excellent example of an extremely rare Singer Manufacturing Company, U.S. M1911A1 semi-automatic...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6

    Lot 6: Engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

    This is a very attractive example of an engraved Henry Rifle. Blade front and folding...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3611

    Lot 3611: Westley Richards - Double

    Single brass bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib with doll's head extension. The...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5

    Lot 5: Exceptional Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

    This excellent original Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1869, and has...

  • 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: 1823

    Lot 1823: Winchester - 21

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

  • 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....

  • 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...

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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
USA

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Our customers SAY...

I just wanted to leave some feedback. My two sons and I attended your May Premier auction. The folks at RIAC treated us like customers that they want to return over and over again. Indeed, although we are far from RIAC, we will look forward to another visit. The guns we purchased arrived in excellent shape. The packing was some of the best I have seen. Our entire experience with RIAC was first class.

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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 22 days until theSeptember 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#74
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Blog

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Rock Island Auction Youtube
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    Holland & Holland: Hidden Tigers
  • Colt Model 1873 Peacemaker, Serial Number 2
    Colt Model 1873 Peacemaker, Serial Number 2
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    The Singer M1911A1 & Life of Col Owen G. Birtwistle
  • Benchmarks in Condition: Winchester Model 1886 & 1873
    Benchmarks in Condition: Winchester Model 1886 & 1873
  • The M1 Garand of John Cantius Garand
    The M1 Garand of John Cantius Garand
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    Which Garand Will Sell Higher?
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    Introducing: The 2018 September Premiere Auction
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    Ruger Hand Drills
  • Riding in an M5A1 Stuart Tank!
    Riding in an M5A1 Stuart Tank!
  • June 2018 Preview Day!!!
    June 2018 Preview Day!!!
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    Cane Gun Curiosa
  • Rare Colt Walker Revolver Auctions for $1.84 MILLION!
    Rare Colt Walker Revolver Auctions for $1.84 MILLION!
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    Colt Pythons: The Rare and Unusual
  • Real History. Real Art. Real Iron.
    Real History. Real Art. Real Iron.
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    Awesome Guns from World-Class Collections

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