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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 up to today our current state of the art, 86,000 square foot home, with dedicated auction hall, and preview hall with bright 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.

Our 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

Premiere Auction

December 1 to December 3, 2017

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: 3705

    Lot 3705: Auto Ordnance Corp - Thompson M1A1

    This is a very fine example of a World War II production M1A1 Thompson Submachine...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 344

    Lot 344: Winchester Model 12 28 Gauge Pigeon Grade Shotgun

    Manufactured in 1956. White front bead sight and nickel mid bead sight on the vent...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 169

    Lot 169: Silver Plated S&W Model 2 Old Army Revolver, 4" Barrel

    Offered here is a Model 2 Old Army revolver with rare 4 inch barrel and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2560

    Lot 2560: Spandau - MG 08/15

    This is an exceptional example of a WWI German Model 1908/15 Maxim heavy machine gun...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2556

    Lot 2556: Japanese - Type 11

    This is a scarce and certainly unique, early Japanese Type 11 light machine gun...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3708

    Lot 3708: Desirable 12GA SAIGA/Alliance Armaments S-12 Class III/NFA

    This is a excellent example of a highly customized short barreled semi-automatic shotgun based on...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 228

    Lot 228: Colt Bisley Documented Texas Shipped Silver Plated

    Manufactured in 1903. On page 266-67 of "The Book of Colt Firearms" author R.L...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2311

    Lot 2311: Rare Panel Scene Engraved Cased Sequential Pair of W.W. Greener

    This is an extraordinary cased pair of W.W. Greener double barrel shotguns in the unique...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2598

    Lot 2598: Very Rare Early Campo-Giro Tubular Model Prototype Semi-Automati

    This is a very fine all original example of a rare Campo-Giro "tubular" prototype, a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 235

    Lot 235: Rare S&W Model 1950 Army Revolver with Box

    Offered here is an incredibly rare example of the Model 1950 Army revolver featuring factory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2090

    Lot 2090: A. Johnson Golden Age Flintlock American Long Rifle

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

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2551

    Lot 2551: B) Bowers CAC 380 Class III/NFA Silencer

    Black anodized alloy construction, compatible with the threading on Item A....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2368

    Lot 2368: Boxed S&W Pre-Model 24 with Rare 5 Inch Barrel & Factory Letter

    First introduced in 1950 and manufactured until 1966, this is a superb example of a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2554

    Lot 2554: Springfield M1A Full Transferrable Battle Rifle Class III/NFA

    Manufactured in Geneseo, Illinois by Springfield Armory, this is one of only approximately 125 factory-made...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2536

    Lot 2536: Class III/Fully Automatic M1928 Thompson SMG

    This is a fine example of a late production Model 1928A1 Thompson Submachine gun that...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2545

    Lot 2545: Ramo - M1919A4

    This is an outstanding example of a like-new, fully functional, full automatic Class III/NFA, M1919A4...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2551

    Lot 2551: SWD M11A1 SMG with Silencer, Class III/NFA, w/Accessories

    Fixed blade and notch sights, with the "SEMI/FULL" selector switch on the left side of...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3704

    Lot 3704: Class III/NFA Converted HK93 MG

    This is a rare example of one of the original HK93 semi-automatic rifles that has...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 239

    Lot 239: Documented West Point Shipped S&W Pre-Model 19 Revolver

    Offered here is a factory documented United States Military Academy (West Point) shipped .357 Combat...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2381

    Lot 2381: FBI Shipped S&W Model 19 Revolver for William Sweet

    The accompanying S&W factory letter confirms that this revolver was a rare special order round...

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Our customers SAY...

I received my two colt pistols that i won in last weeks auction. I want to tell you how impressed i was in the packing of the items, I was amazed in the care and dedication that was shown in the shipment of my items, very happy and hope to pass on my thanks to your shipping department. Great job, THANK YOU, S.P.

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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...

Ms Littig, Thank you so much for your help with my bids for the Winchester Bullet Board. I was not accustom to bidding at auction online or from the phone, you and your company took great care of me and were all very kind. Also, I am very impressed with your company's shipping policy regarding charges and the professional packing my item received. I have recommended your company to a friend and look forward to bidding myself in the future. Thanks,

T.M.

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