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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

June 21 to June 24, 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 4,000 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 thousands and thousands of 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: 2611

    Lot 2611: Colt 1911A1 Pistol 45 ACP

    Manufactured in 1943. Remington-Rand slide, High Standard barrel....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6317

    Lot 6317: Two European Military Bolt Action Rifles

    Some hand markings on stock....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 809

    Lot 809: Three Savage Semi-Automatic Pistols

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  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3198

    Lot 3198: Spanish 32 Hand Ejector Revolver 32 S&W Long

    Manufactured c. 1910-1940....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6707

    Lot 6707: Fabrique Nationale Auto 5 Shotgun 16

    2 3/4" chamber, improved cylinder choke, and 14 1/4" LOP....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6629

    Lot 6629: Winchester 12 Shotgun 12

    Manufactured in 1929. 2 3/4" chamber, full choke, and 13 3/4" LOP....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 803

    Lot 803: Colt Government Pistol 45 ACP

    Manufactured in 1953....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2004

    Lot 2004: Winchester 1873 Carbine 44 WCF

    Manufactured in the second year of production, 1874. This First Model 1873 Winchester Saddle Ring...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4483

    Lot 4483: B) German Flare Pistol

    "Eagle" and "crown/U" proofed. With a modified holster and barrel rod....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 874

    Lot 874: Remington Arms Inc 11 Shotgun 12

    2 3/4" chamber, Poly Choke adjustable choke, and 14" LOP....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4832

    Lot 4832: Colt Super 38 Pistol 38 super

    Manufactured 1969....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6321

    Lot 6321: Brno Arms 52/57 Carbine 7.62x39

    Receiver dated "58". With folding blade bayonet....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2098

    Lot 2098: Remington Arms Inc New Model Army Revolver 44 percussion

    Manufactured between 1863 and 1875. Comes in a purple velvet lined mahogany case with compartments...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 10

    Lot 10: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Rifle 44 Henry RF

    Manufactured in 1866. Low blade front, elevation adjustable rear and long range tang sights and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 877

    Lot 877: Three Double Barrel Shotguns

    2 3/4" chambers, full/improved modified chokes, and 14 1/2" LOP....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 122

    Lot 122: Colt 1839 Carbine 65

    One of the very rare Paterson Colt revolving arms manufactured circa 1838-1841....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2309

    Lot 2309: Colt Single Action Revolver 45 LC

    Factory letter lists revolver with sheriff/storekepper configuration, 4" barrel in .45 LC (currently replacement barrel),...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5183

    Lot 5183: Two Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols

    With non-matching factory picture box....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6687

    Lot 6687: Two Smith & Wesson DA Revolvers

    Manufactured from 1899-1902....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2000

    Lot 2000: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Rifle 44 Henry RF

    Barrel shortened during its period of use retains the two-line patent/address marking, saddle ring staple...

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Casandra, I received the items today. I very much appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. Hopefully, Mr. Hogan is aware of the care and dedication shown by every RIA Staff Member that I have ever had contact with. Thank you

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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 Leslie, I received the e-mail and link to the online catalog for the upcoming auction, and I'm thrilled at the presentation you gave to my Luftwaffe Survival Drilling. Once again, I'm impressed by the quality, professionalism, and thoroughness of Rock Island's work and attention to detail. I'm looking forward to the auction with great anticipation. Thanks again for your help and interest, and I look forward eagerly to the auction itself. Sincerely,

B.H.

News & Events

News

  • Rare Colt Revolver Sells for World Record $1.8 million at Rock Island Auction Company

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  • World Records Shattered in 2018 April Premiere

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  • Highest Grossing Regional Auction to Date in February 2018

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Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 103 days until theSeptember 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#74
Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction 25 days until the2018 June Regional Firearms Auction - #1031
Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 53 days until theJuly 2018 – Online Gun Auction #2019

Blog

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