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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: 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: 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: 3602

    Lot 3602: Very Fine Westley Richards Drop Lock Single Trigger Double Rifle

    Blacked barrels respectively engraved "WR .318 ACCELERATED EXPRESS" and "37/250 GRS" on the tubes and...

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 3349

    Lot 3349: Cased Tiffany & Co. High Grade Presentation Sword

    The Civil War was one of our country's darkest moments and remains the deadliest war...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3424

    Lot 3424: Pre-War Krieghoff Drilling Presented to WWII Ace Adolf Galland

    This is a very historic early pre-war Krieghoff drilling with Hensoldt Wetzlar 4x scope and...

  • 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: 3002

    Lot 3002: Documented U.S. Contract New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action R

    Henry Rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co. as part of the Ordnance Department...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1160

    Lot 1160: Extraordinary "A. Johnson Ohio" Signed Golden Age Flintlock

    Gorgeous golden age rifle by Abraham Johnson (1793-1866). His first name also appears in records...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3272

    Lot 3272: Rare and Exceptional, Well Documented Colt Cutaway Model 1851

    This revolver is one of approximately two dozen reported Model 1851 Navy Cutaway revolvers manufactured...

  • 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: 3361

    Lot 3361: Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1875 Trapdoor Officer's Rifle

    Model 1875 Trapdoor Officer's Rifle manufactured by the Springfield Armory c.1885. This rifle has the...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1018

    Lot 1018: Very Scarce New Haven Arms Volcanic Lever Action Carbine

    This exceptional Volcanic Lever Action Carbine with 16-1/2 inch barrel was manufactured by Oliver Winchester's...

  • 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: 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: 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...

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Our customers SAY...

Everyone has been most helpful from pick up of Bob's collection, cataloging, and completion of sales. Any questions were quickly answered. S.B.

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

1-309-797-1500

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Our customers SAY...

Dear Mr. Hogan, Aside from being pleased with my success in obtaining two lots from Frank's collection, I wish to express my thanks to your staff in their assistance. I requested additional information on one the lots; which I purchased, thanks to this. Also, the young people taking the phone bids were clear and called to check my number well in advance. Billing and shipping were prompt and polite. And, you had a good sale to boot! Well done, Pat, good service and I am, once again, a happy customer; kudos all around!

B.E.

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

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Blog

  • Collecting: The Trench Gun

    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
  • 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
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    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
  • Ruger Hand Drills
    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.
  • Awesome Guns from World-Class Collections
    Awesome Guns from World-Class Collections

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