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Rock Island Auction Company

#1 Auction House for Collectible and Antique Firearms

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s top auction house for collectible and antique firearms. As our reputation for integrity, quality, and presentation have grown, so have our results. Thanks to our tireless work ethic and constant pursuit of excellence, we remain the largest collectible and antique firearms auction house since 2003. We continue to bring world record prices and offer some of the rarest guns, high art antiques, and plenty of collector firearms still in their usable life.

But we’re not just a place to buy collector firearms, we’re also the best place to sell your guns. Whether you’re selling a large gun collection or just a single firearm, Rock Island Auction Company is the best and easiest way to sell 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. Take a look around and find out what so many already know: we’re the best at what we do.

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Premiere Auction

May 5 to May 7, 2017

Our Premiere 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 lots. Each of these auctions is made up of rare, unusual, mint, and highly collectable pieces. 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 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 collecting from antique to modern Winchesters, Colts, U.S. and European Military, 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: 2389

    Lot 2389: Stunning Cased Set of Two Gianfranco Pedersoli Signed Master Eng

    This attractive shotgun has a single nickel bead sight, light border engraving around the chamber...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 230

    Lot 230: Remington Arms Inc Hepburn Rifle 44-100

    This is an exceptional example of a rare special order deluxe Remington Model No.3 Hepburn...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3350

    Lot 3350: Parker Bros - Double Barrel

    Manufactured in 1881. The table on page 278 of "The Parker Story" by Gunther, Mullins,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2390

    Lot 2390: Cased Consecutively Numbered Set of Two Galeazzi Signed Master E

    The excellent Perazzi shotgun has a single nickel bead sight, with light border engraving around...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3268

    Lot 3268: Smith & Wesson K-32 Hand Ejector First Model Target Revolver

    This is one of about 94 K-32 Hand Ejector Target revolvers Smith & Wesson manufactured...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2621

    Lot 2621: Colt - 1903 Pocket Hammer with Mother of Pearl Grips

    This is just an absolutely like new earlier Colt Model 1903 hammerless automatic pistol that...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3285

    Lot 3285: Smith & Wesson 2nd Model .44 Hand Ejector Double Action

    Manufactured from 1915 to 1940 with this example being chambered in the desirable .44-40 Winchester...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2070

    Lot 2070: Lindsay John P - Two Shot

    Manufactured in the early 1860s by Union Knife Company, Naugatuck, Ct. for the inventor John...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3409

    Lot 3409: Ruger - 678G Governemt Model with Integral Suppressor

    Fitted with a Jonathan Ciener stainless steel suppressor. Patterned after the Target Model accepted by...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3224

    Lot 3224: Documented Rare Bullard Schuetzen Semi-Deluxe Single Shot Rifle

    Offered here is a Bullard Schuetzen rifle with detachable-interchangeable barrel. Only a single barrel is...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 459

    Lot 459: Smith & Wesson Revolving-Rifle Rifle 320

    Manufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 revolving rifle is one of the rarest...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2596

    Lot 2596: Early Walther 480 Code P 38 Pistol

    This is a fine example of a very early "three digit" serial number, "480"...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3121

    Lot 3121: Winchester 21 Shotgun 28-410

    This is a beautiful example of an engraved and gold inlaid Winchester Model 21 Grand...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2619

    Lot 2619: 1938 Service Ace Conversion Kit, Factory Engraved & Documented

    According to the included factory letter, this conversion kit was "Grade B" engraved at the...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2145

    Lot 2145: Factory Engraved Rare Short Barrel Colt Cloverleaf Revolver

    Manufactured in 1874 with the scarce short 1 1/2 inch barrel and a factory engraving....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2340

    Lot 2340: Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. A. Galazan Model 28 Gauge Shotgun

    This top of the line model uses the best quality materials Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2465

    Lot 2465: Springfield Armory U.S. - M1A

    This is an excellent example of a fully automatic M1A rifle produced by Springfield Armory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3343

    Lot 3343: Parker Brothers GH Grade Double Barrel 8 Gauge Shotgun

    Manufactured in 1916. This is one of approximately 11 GH grade double barrel shotguns Parker...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3071

    Lot 3071: Colt 1851 Navy Revolver 36 percussion

    Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured in 1857 as part of the Ordnance Department contract...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 757

    Lot 757: Winchester 59 Shotgun 14 Experimental

    This is an excellent example of an extremely rare experimental 14 gauge Winchester Model 59...

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Our customers SAY...

Casandra, I received my gun yesterday from my FFL contact and everything was perfect. I had never purchased a gun from an auction prior to this, but I am very pleased how well this transaction went. Everyone that I spoke with at RIAC was very professional and friendly. I will definitely consider RIAC for any of my future gun purchases. Thank you,

G.M.

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Consignment

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 consign your firearms 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 Mr. Frieden, Just a note to tell you that we appreciate all of the additional services you have rendered to us. Your knowledge of the products you are handling was exceptional. Your advice was well thought-out and we were rewarded by following it. I, and my family, thank you for your personal services to us. With your kind permission we will address all future correspondence, regarding the sale of items, directly to you. Again, a most sincere "thank you".

A.B.

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