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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.

In the spring of 2011 we moved into our current state of the art, 86,000 square foot home. This facility has a dedicated auction and preview halls. We installed new bright high efficient 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.

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!

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Regional Auction

February 15 to February 18, 2018

Our Regional auctions are made up of affordable antiques, beginning collector’s items, usable sporting arms, and many non-firearm lots. A majority of the lots have multiple firearms. A Regional Auction has routinely consisted of approximately 3,000 lots with as many as 10,000 firearms in those lots. We hold two Regional Auctions per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. 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 auctions are comprised of firearms such as 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 and highly collectible items. 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 all guns have both sides shown!

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2849

    Lot 2849: Two U.S. Military Bolt Action Rifles and a Bayonet Trainer

    "SA/2-19" barrel, illegible stock cartouche, and a 1919-dated Springfield bayonet. With a "RIA/1914" marked wooden...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2175

    Lot 2175: Colt - 1851 Navy

    This is a unique cased set of 1851 London Navy Revolvers. Manufactured at the Colt...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4724

    Lot 4724: E) Astra Cub Pistol

    Name scratched on trigger guard....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2000

    Lot 2000: New Haven Arms Company Volcanic Lever Action Carbine

    Only an estimated total of 1,000 New Haven Arms Co. carbines were manufactured between 1857...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2430

    Lot 2430: Desirable Smith & Wesson 320 Revolving Rifle with Rare 20 In bbl

    Manufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 Revolving Rifle is one of the rarest...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4117

    Lot 4117: Forehand & Wadsworth Drop Breech Rifle with Rotary Peep Sight

    Manufactured 1860s to 1870....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4790

    Lot 4790: Two U.S. Military Rifles -A) U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand S

    Manufactured in 1945. Barrel dated "8-51"....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4396

    Lot 4396: Smith & Wesson - 320

    Only 977 revolving rifles were manufactured between 1879 and 1887. Of these, 514 had 18...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4000

    Lot 4000: Desirable New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1865. The top barrel flat is marked "HENRY'S PAT.OCT.16.1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4818

    Lot 4818: B) U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

    Springfield "12 53" barrel, "SA" trigger group, op rod and bolt, "AA" stock, green canvas...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1

    Lot 1: Desirable New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1864. The top barrel flat is marked "HENRY'S PAT.OCT.16.1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3046

    Lot 3046: Rare S&W Commercial Model 1917 Transitional Revolver

    Manufactured from 1946-50....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6416

    Lot 6416: Winchester - M1 Garand

    Manufactured in 1944. With M1D style flash hider, barrel with integral scope mount, reproduction Weaver...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 470

    Lot 470: B) Sparkbrook Lee-Enfield MkI* Rifle with Bayonet

    Dated 1891. with a bayonet and a swiveling front sight protector....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6438

    Lot 6438: Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Long Guns

    Includes ten clips, a ventilated handguard, oiler, and pamphlets on the M1 Garand and M1...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2767

    Lot 2767: Very Rare U.S. Singer Model 1911A1 Pistol

    One of only 500 Model 1911A1 pistols manufactured by the Singer Manufacturing Company. Most famous...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2683

    Lot 2683: D) Mauser P38 Pistol

    "Gray Ghost" French occupation frame and barrel with a "7/79" dated Walther P1 slide....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2228

    Lot 2228: Three Japanese Muskets

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  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 93

    Lot 93: Colt Second Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Carved Grip

    Manufactured in 1850. Mexican eagle themed grips....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4500

    Lot 4500: DWM - Luger

    Chamber marked "EJERCITO/DE/BOLIVIA". Safety and extractor in Spanish....

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Our customers SAY...

Thanks everyone at RIAC, Everything arrived in wonderful shape, as your packing and shipping is the best. Thanks again for everything!

D.C.

Most Recent Auctions

Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction

December 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction

December 1 to December 3, 2017

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June Regional Firearms Auction

June 22 to June 25, 2017

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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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Our customers SAY...

Dear Mrs. Tanghe, I want to compliment your staff and high quality customer service that I have received from them. This is my first purchase with Rock Island Auction Company. Buying an antique Parker without an on-site inspection is a challenge. Clark helped me with the description and the condition of the firearm and Justin and Joyce helped make the post transaction very smooth. I appreciate their help and professional attitude. I'm looking forward to my collectable Parker. Thank you and Happy Holidays. Kind Regards,

M.V.

News & Events

News

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Russian Masterpiece Swords

    01/02/2018 By Joel Kolander Rock Island, IL. Russia has produced...Read More

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Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 81 days until theApril 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#73
Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction 25 days until theFebruary 2018 Regional Gun Auction-#1030
Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 66 days until theMarch 2018 - Online Gun Auction #2017

Blog

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