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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: 803

    Lot 803: Colt Government Pistol 45 ACP

    Manufactured in 1953....

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 5183

    Lot 5183: Two Colt Semi-Automatic Pistols

    With non-matching factory picture box....

  • 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: 3198

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

    Manufactured c. 1910-1940....

  • 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: 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: 2611

    Lot 2611: Colt 1911A1 Pistol 45 ACP

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

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6702

    Lot 6702: Browning Arms Auto 5 Shotgun 16

    Manufactured in 1960. 2 3/4" chamber, full choke, and 14 1/4" LOP....

  • 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: 2099

    Lot 2099: New Haven Arms Co. Volcanic Pistol 31 percussion

    The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/patent marking. Floral scroll engraving is...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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: 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....

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Our customers SAY...

Nikki, Thank you so much! The catalogs arrived today. After a quick look through, I saw some amazing pieces. I will be looking at them for quite a while. I like your format much better than Greg Martin's or Butterfield's.

G.F.

Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Online Auction

July 19, 2018

RIAC gun auctions continue to be the innovator within the firearms industry and is proud to offer an additional gun auction platform to sell your items.  Guns listed here for auction will be sold in the same way as our other auctions except there is no live bidding audience in our facility during the auction.  Bids are accepted absentee, telephone and live on the Internet during the day of the auction.  These auctions are comprised of a myriad of firearms and related items such as gun parts, books, scopes, knives, swords and more and are held at least three times a year.  Typically, items in our Online-Only auctions are placed there as they do not meet our minimum lot value to earn a spot in a Premiere or Regional sale.  Again, as with our Premiere Auctions, our website features the entire Online-Only 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: 415

    Lot 415: Two Arsenal Semi-Automatic Rifles w/ Boxes

    Includes matching box, extra Tapco magazine, sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 53

    Lot 53: Browning Hi-Power Semi-Automatic Pistol

    Manufactured in 1972....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 217

    Lot 217: Two Lever Action Rifles

    Manufactured in 1903....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 57

    Lot 57: Two Hi-Power Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Includes cleaning tools and extra magazine. Barrel marked "BAR STO 40 S&W" and right side...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 265

    Lot 265: Fifteen Assorted Firearm and Military Related Books

    Some titles to include: "Famous Guns from Famous Collections" by Hank Wieand Bowman, "The Gun...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 694

    Lot 694: Colt Bisley Revolver 32 WCF

    Includes a unmarked wood case, copy of factory letter, and other research provided by the...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 404

    Lot 404: Two Rifle Sights and One Night Vision Device

    1) Nightforce NXS 1-4x24 Scope. 2) AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device. 3) Mepro 21M Reflex...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 770

    Lot 770: Auto Ordnance Corp 1911A1 Pistol 45 ACP

    Magazine absent....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 19

    Lot 19: Colt - Python Hunter

    Manufactured only in 1981. With attached Colt/Leupold M8-2x Extended E.R. scope, Halliburton extruded aluminum case,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 424

    Lot 424: SWD Ladies Home Companion Revolver 45-70 Government

    ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 388

    Lot 388: Izhmash Saiga 12 Shotgun 12

    Includes custom Ax Arms hardcase, attached reflex sight, Kineti-tech barrel shroud, bipod, additional green laser,...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4

    Lot 4: Smith & Wesson Model 629 Double Action Revolver with Wood Case

    ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 145

    Lot 145: Two Bolt Action Rifles

    Includes matching box and Rem oil....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 23

    Lot 23: Colt New Frontier Revolver 45 Colt

    The letter verifies the features of the gun and that it was shipped as one...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 287

    Lot 287: Two Smith & Wesson DA Revolvers

    "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marked under barrel and ordnance "flaming bomb" marked on left side of...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 568

    Lot 568: Two Marlin Lever Action Rifles w/ Boxes

    Includes unnumbered box, manual, and hammer extension....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 42

    Lot 42: Two Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Includes matching factory box, manual, and two extra magazines....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 18

    Lot 18: Colt Python Double Action Revolver

    Manufactured in 1978....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 433

    Lot 433: IMI/Action Arms Uzi Machine Pistol, Class III/NFA Fully Transfer

    Introduced in 1984, the window for Uzi Pistols to be properly converted and registered with...

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Our customers SAY...

Theresa, Received lots xxxx & xxxx yesterday. Better than expected, you guys are great and we look forward to doing business with you again. More than pleased with this transaction!!! Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

B.S. & S.S

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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...

Thank you Theresa, I was impressed with your company’s ability to adapt to our various telephones and locations so that I was able to bid. Tell your boss he has a great and friendly staff.

J.A.

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