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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

Online Auction

May 10, 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: 214

    Lot 214: Two Colt Woodsman Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Manufactured in 1950....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 46

    Lot 46: Colt Government Pistol 45 ACP

    Includes matching box, manual, and lock. Consignor states the pistol is unfired and features a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 833

    Lot 833: Winchester 9422 Rifle 22 S L LR

    with box numbered to gun, manual, hammer extension....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 131

    Lot 131: Two Winchester Lever Action Rifles with Boxes

    with box numbered to gun, shipping box, manual, lock....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 65

    Lot 65: Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Pistol 9 mm

    Salient Arms International slide and barrel with Trijicon night sights....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 198

    Lot 198: Colt 1889 Revolver 38 Colt

    Manufactured in 1890. The two-line address/patent dates marking is stamped upside down on the right...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 361

    Lot 361: Colt 1911 Pistol 45 ACP

    Manufactured in 1914. "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" and "flaming bomb" markings on left side of frame....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 319

    Lot 319: Browning Arms High Power Pistol 9 mm para

    Manufactured in 1977. Consignor states pistol is a Cylinder & Slide Shop custom with upgraded...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 180

    Lot 180: Three Framed Paintings

    1) Three cowboys roping a steer. Oil on board in custom oak leaf design-style wooden...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5

    Lot 5: Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum Revolver 44 Magnum

    Includes case and tools. Built on the large 5 screw N frame and equipped with...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 475

    Lot 475: Rohrbaugh R9 Pistol 9 mm

    Includes unnumbered case factory case and manual. Consignor states is one of small quantity ordered...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 323

    Lot 323: Mauser Hsc Pistol 7.65 mm

    Includes an unmarked brown leather holster and extra unmarked magazine. "eagle/N" commercial proofs on the...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 34

    Lot 34: Freedom Arms 83 Revolver 454 casull

    ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 247

    Lot 247: Three Rimfire Rifles

    Manufactured in 1907....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 228

    Lot 228: Two Winchester Lever Action Rifles

    Manufactured in 1892....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 38

    Lot 38: Colt Python Revolver 357 magnum

    Manufactured in 1983. Fitted with smooth Hogue finger groove grips....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 113

    Lot 113: Winchester 70 Rifle 257 Roberts

    The barrel is fitted with a ramped beaded blade front sight with provisions for a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 852

    Lot 852: Colt Government Pistol 45 ACP

    Issued by The American Historical Foundation....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 411

    Lot 411: Colt AR 15-Carbine Carbine 9 mm

    Magazine is absent. Barrel marked "C MP CHROME BORE 9MM"....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 374

    Lot 374: Remington Arms Inc Keene-Rifle Rifle 45-70

    Remington only manufactured an estimate 5,000 Keene magazine rifles (in all configurations) between 1880 and...

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Our customers SAY...

I have taken part in three of the auctions from Rock Island. Your photographer does excellent work. The descriptions always seem to be very accurate and communication is top notch. Wait times for my won bids are short and arrive at my FFL quickly. I also appreciate the one call reminder of upcoming events. Altogether a satisfying experience. L.B.

Most Recent Auctions

Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction

February Regional Firearms Auction

February 15 to February 18, 2018

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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.

News & Events

News

  • 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

  • World Records Shattered in 2018 April Premiere

    04-17-2018 By Joel R. Kolander When Rock Island Auction Company...Read More

  • Highest Grossing Regional Auction to Date in February 2018

    02/20/2018 By Joel Kolander   The 2018 February Regional Firearms...Read More

Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 141 days until theSeptember 2018 Premiere Firearms Auction-#74
Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction 63 days until the2018 June Regional Firearms Auction - #1031
Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 21 days until theMay 2018 – Online Gun Auction #2018

Blog

  • The Best Way to Sell Your Guns Online

    04/06/2018 By Joel R. Kolander   What is the best...Read More

  • Spectacular Swords & Blades

    03/23/2018 By Joel R. Kolander A fine arms collection often...Read More

  • 4 Guns: The Finest Known of Their Kind

      03/16/2018 By Joel R. Kolander When you declare something...Read More

Rock Island Auction Youtube
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    Awesome Guns from World-Class Collections
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    The Finest Known U.S. Contract Henry Rifle
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    Fine Sporting Arms of the Robert M. Lee Collection
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    Frank Pachmayr's Spectacular Sporting Arms
  • Civil War Revolvers that Look NEW!
    Civil War Revolvers that Look NEW!
  • The Parker Bros. A-1 Special of Maj. Max C. Fleischmann
    The Parker Bros. A-1 Special of Maj. Max C. Fleischmann
  • Wondrous Winchesters
    Wondrous Winchesters
  • The Masterpiece Sword of Confederate General Paul J. Semmes
    The Masterpiece Sword of Confederate General Paul J. Semmes
  • General George Meade's Solid Silver Spurs
    General George Meade's Solid Silver Spurs
  • Masterworks of Gustave Young
    Masterworks of Gustave Young
  • The Esteemed Lifetime Collection of Mr. Allan Cors
    The Esteemed Lifetime Collection of Mr. Allan Cors

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