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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

January 11, 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: 285

    Lot 285: Three Military Style Swords with Scabbards

    1) U.S. Springfield M1913 Patton style sword with scabbard. Dated "1914" and numbered "12190" on...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 309

    Lot 309: Springfield Armory M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

    Manufactured in 1943. Left side of stock marked with "S.A./N.F.R." and "crossed cannons" cartouches while...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 192

    Lot 192: Group of Nine Assorted Remington and Winchester Shotgun Barrels

    Includes six assorted Winchester and three Remington shotgun barrels. All of which are 12 Gauge...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 143

    Lot 143: Sunger & Benedict Marked Full Stock Percussion Rifle

    Engraved lockplate marked "SUNGER &/BENEDICT/UTICA" while upper flat of barrel is marked "BENNETT/CATHCART"....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 224

    Lot 224: Group of Nine Assorted Edged Weapons

    1) German W.K.C. bayonet with scabbard and canvas frog. Numbered "743". OAL:15 1/8" with 9...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 306

    Lot 306: Thirty-One Assorted Firearm Reference Books

    Some titles to include: “A Collectors Guide to the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine” by...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 219

    Lot 219: Yugoslavian M24/47 Mauser Rifle

    Includes cleaning kit. Import marked....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 282

    Lot 282: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

    Includes "US" marked socket bayonet. OAL:21" with 17" blade. Manufactured in 1887....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 700

    Lot 700: Springfield Model M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

    Cartouches visible but faint on left side of stock....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 436

    Lot 436: Two Star Super Model Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Includes importer box and cleaning rod. Import marked....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 313

    Lot 313: Inland M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Accessories

    Includes magazine pouch, sling, oiler, and extra magazine. Import marked....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 181

    Lot 181: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

    Manufactured in 1901....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 316

    Lot 316: Large Group of M1 Garand Accessories

    1) Approximately 160 M1 Garand ammunition clips. 2) Thirteen canvas rifle slings. 3) M1A2 Projection...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 322

    Lot 322: Early Production U.S. Marked Colt Model 1911 Army Semi-Automatic

    Manufactured in 1912. Features the "WGP" monogram on left side of frame. Replacement grips and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 55

    Lot 55: DPMS/Bohica Arms FAR-50 Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle

    Bohica single shot bolt action rifle upper receiver/barrel group fitted with a DPMS AR-15 pattern...

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Our customers SAY...

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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 to all at RIAC, This Auction caught me working out of state and I am glad that you could fill my order. I have received your Premiere Catalogs for quite a few years and the quality is always first class. I, like many collectors, use the Catalogs as references for our personal collections to compare to. My regards to all for another successful year at RIAC and I will be getting in line for the next Premiere Auction Catalog. Regards,

S.W.

News & Events

News

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