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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

February 15 to February 18, 2018

Our Regional Gun Auctions are made up of affordable antique firearms, beginning collector firearms items, usable sporting guns, and many non-firearm items. A majority of the lots have multiple firearms. A Regional Gun Auction has routinely consisted of approximately 3,000 lots with as many as 10,000 firearms in those lots. We hold two Regional Gun Auctions per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. The Regional Auction has a preview day which is held all day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday and Sunday – same as our Premiere Collector Firearms Auctions. 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 approximately 10,000-13,000 black and white catalogs that are sent to potential bidders all over the world.

These gun auctions are comprised of beginning collector firearms, and also 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 guns and highly collectable and rare guns. 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 most guns have both sides shown.

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6438

    Lot 6438: Two U.S. Military Semi-Automatic Long Guns

    Includes ten clips, a ventilated handguard, oiler, and pamphlets on the M1 Garand and M1...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4859

    Lot 4859: U.S. Springfield M1D Garand Sniper Rifle

    Manufactured in November of 1943, and subsequently arsenal upgraded to M1D configuration with a "S-A-10-52"...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 470

    Lot 470: B) Sparkbrook Lee-Enfield MkI* Rifle with Bayonet

    Dated 1891. with a bayonet and a swiveling front sight protector....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 7

    Lot 7: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

    Features a period professional engraving on the receiver and buttplate. The upper tang is not...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 341

    Lot 341: Cased Gold Inlaid "1902 Presentation" Style DWM Luger Carbine

    While not explicitly documented, nor guaranteed, this professionally customized DWM Model 1902 Luger Carbine shows...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2683

    Lot 2683: D) Mauser P38 Pistol

    "Gray Ghost" French occupation frame and barrel with a "7/79" dated Walther P1 slide....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 1

    Lot 1: Desirable New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1864. The top barrel flat is marked "HENRY'S PAT.OCT.16.1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2228

    Lot 2228: Three Japanese Muskets

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  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6455

    Lot 6455: Springfield Armory U.S. - M1-Garand

    Manufactured in 1944. With "1-52" dated M1D barrel, flash hider, Weaver M84 scope, "MRT/2 52"...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2818

    Lot 2818: Three Military Longarms -A) U.S. International Harvester M1 Gara

    ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2767

    Lot 2767: Very Rare U.S. Singer Model 1911A1 Pistol

    One of only 500 Model 1911A1 pistols manufactured by the Singer Manufacturing Company. Most famous...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2005

    Lot 2005: Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

    The rifle has blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights on a barrel marked with...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4643

    Lot 4643: Two-Tone "byf/44" Mauser P-38 w/Ex. Magazine, Holster

    Matching numbers on the blued barrel, phosphate gray slide and frame, and on the locking...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6416

    Lot 6416: Winchester - M1 Garand

    Manufactured in 1944. With M1D style flash hider, barrel with integral scope mount, reproduction Weaver...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4790

    Lot 4790: Two U.S. Military Rifles -A) U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand S

    Manufactured in 1945. Barrel dated "8-51"....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2430

    Lot 2430: Desirable Smith & Wesson 320 Revolving Rifle with Rare 20 In bbl

    Manufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 Revolving Rifle is one of the rarest...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2849

    Lot 2849: Two U.S. Military Bolt Action Rifles and a Bayonet Trainer

    "SA/2-19" barrel, illegible stock cartouche, and a 1919-dated Springfield bayonet. With a "RIA/1914" marked wooden...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4500

    Lot 4500: DWM - Luger

    Chamber marked "EJERCITO/DE/BOLIVIA". Safety and extractor in Spanish....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4724

    Lot 4724: E) Astra Cub Pistol

    Name scratched on trigger guard....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4767

    Lot 4767: 1945 Style Production Military Ford GPW Jeep

    Ford manufactured approximately 280,000 GPW Jeep 1/4 ton utility vehicles under government contract to meet...

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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...

Hi Jess, I have received my 3 lots from the recent auction & just want to thank your entire group of folks at Rock Island Auction Company! You guys are the peak of efficiency from the folks that describe the items, answered my questions, got me signed up to bid, your telephone bid people & your shipping people. You guys put all the other auction companies to shame, Great Job! Happy Holidays to everyone! Regards,

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News & Events

News

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Russian Masterpiece Swords

    01/02/2018 By Joel Kolander Rock Island, IL. Russia has produced...Read More

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Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 84 days until theApril 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#73
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Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 69 days until theMarch 2018 - Online Gun Auction #2017

Blog

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