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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: 323

    Lot 323: Exceptional, Engraved Custom Built Model 21 Double Barrel .410 S

    The Model 21 has always been a hand built custom made shotgun. Almost each Model...

  • 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: 3267

    Lot 3267: Extremely Rare and Desirable Colt D Company Walker Model 1847

    Colt D Company Walker Revolver number 124. Any Walker is the ultimate piece in any...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3535

    Lot 3535: Japanese - Type 5 M1 Garand Prototype

    This is a very rare example of a late WWII Japanese Type 5 semi-automatic rifle....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3001

    Lot 3001: Rare Documented Special Order Deluxe First Model Winchester 1873

    Special order Winchester Model 1873 rifle manufactured in 1875. This rifle has the First Model...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3630

    Lot 3630: Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co - Side by Side

    The included Krieghoff factory letter dated February 7, 1991 confirms the model, serial number, configuration,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3363

    Lot 3363: Springfield First Type Model 1892 Rifle with Bayonet

    The Krag-Jorgensen bolt action was invented by Captain Ole Krag and Erik Jorgensen of Norway...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 62

    Lot 62: Engraved Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1884. The rifle has a German silver blade front sight, the two-line factory...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3611

    Lot 3611: Westley Richards - Double

    Single brass bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib with doll's head extension. The...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1209

    Lot 1209: Two Percussion Firearms and a Collection of Civil War Items

    These items were all owned by or attributed to Sergeant Charles Reisser (1835-1928), veteran of...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3347

    Lot 3347: Tiffany & Co. High Grade Cannon Barrel Presentation Sword

    This sword's scabbard is inscribed "Presented to Brig Gen Alex Chambers/By the Officers of the...

  • 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...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1429

    Lot 1429: Rare and Highly Desirable Documented U.S.M.C. Vietnam Remington

    Rare, original, Remington Model 700 sniper rifle with Redfield 3-9x telescopic sight manufactured in 1966...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1366

    Lot 1366: Outstanding and Impressive World War II U.S. M3A1 Scout Car

    Introduced in 1940, the M3A1 was an improved version of the M3 and was the...

  • 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: 1555

    Lot 1555: Extremely Rare DWM 1900 Long Barrel Prototype Luger

    This is an extremely rare, all original, DWM "Prototype" Model 1900 Luger pistol made with...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3355

    Lot 3355: Beautiful Colt Factory Engraved Burgess-Carbine

    This is an absolutely beautiful deluxe New York presentation grade engraved, early production Colt-Burgess saddle...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1249

    Lot 1249: Exceptional and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839 Shotgun

    This is an exceptional original example of a Colt Model 1839 Revolving Shotgun that was...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 11

    Lot 11: Outstanding Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring

    This Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine was manufactured in 1867, and has the correct...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1394

    Lot 1394: Colt - 1909

    This is an extremely rare example of an original U.S. Army Test Trials Colt Model...

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Our customers SAY...

I am writing this review about Rock Island Auction because I feel it could be helpful to families that are left gun collections by their loved ones. My father had been collecting Colts and Winchesters for over 50 years. My father told me that it was time to start selling his gun collection he was 85. I contacted many of the prominent auction houses that sell gun collections and I was not satisfied. I felt they didn't understand that it was really an emotional process. Then one day I contacted Christie's auction house. They told me the top auction house in the United States for firearms would be Rock Island Auction, I called them immediately and they set up a time to come over and see my father's collection. I was so impressed with Kevin Hogan and Rick Henley that after they left I immediately told my husband that those are the people that I want to have sell my dad's precious collection. D.K.

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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
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Our customers SAY...

Dear Pat, Please accept my compliments on the latest catalogues. As always they are well written, honest, and the illustrations are superior compared to other auction houses. Of course I'm sure you hear this quite often. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and successful new year. Regards,

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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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  • The Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus

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Rock Island Auction Youtube
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    Holland & Holland: Hidden Tigers
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    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
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    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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