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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 up to today our current state of the art, 86,000 square foot home, with dedicated auction hall, and preview hall with bright 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.

Our 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

November 2, 2017

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: 255

    Lot 255: Inland M1 Carbine Carbine 30 M1 Carbine

    Includes Anniston Army Depot shipping box, extra magazine, box of Western Cartridge Co. ammunition, and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 27

    Lot 27: Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver

    Manufactured in 1901....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 86

    Lot 86: Group of Fourteen Assorted Powder Horns and Flasks

    Includes the following: 1) Three "BATTY" marked flasks. Larger flask with leather strap is dated...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 211

    Lot 211: British Enfield No. 4 MK2 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet

    Includes attached sling, No. 9 MK1 bayonet (OAL:10" with 8" blade), Othello-Rostfrei folding knife with...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 338

    Lot 338: Seven Various Power Rifle Scopes

    1) Leupold Vari-X III 2.5x8 scope. 2) Leupold Vari-X III 6.5x20 with box. 3) Leupold...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 243

    Lot 243: U.S. Ames Model 1860 Cavalry Style Sword with Scabbard

    Ricasso marked "US/G.W.C./1865". Handle is cracked. OAL:41" with 34 3/4" blade....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 386

    Lot 386: Boxed Colt Government Model 22 LR Conversion Kit

    Includes the slide, floating chamber barrel, extractor, recoil spring, slide stop, magazine, and instruction sheet....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 236

    Lot 236: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Ramrod Bayonet

    1891 dated cartouche. The number "23" is marked in large numerals on the right side...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 23

    Lot 23: Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver

    Manufactured in 1905....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 302

    Lot 302: Three Lever Action Long Guns with Boxes -A) Rossi Model 92 Rifle

    Includes matching box and manual....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 235

    Lot 235: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

    Manufactured in 1889....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 249

    Lot 249: U.S. Eddystone Model 1917 Bolt Action Rifle

    With "JA/flaming bomb" marked barrel....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 395

    Lot 395: Group of Eighty Assorted Firearms-Related Books and Booklets

    Some titles to include: "History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition" Volumes I &...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 120

    Lot 120: Group of Five Assorted Knives

    1) John Nelson Cooper dagger with leather sheath. OAL:17 1/2" with 11 3/4" blade. 2)...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 279

    Lot 279: Grouping of Fixed Blade and 28 Folding Knives

    Group includes 28 assorted folding knives and 24 fixed blade knives. Sizes range from 5...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 237

    Lot 237: U.S. Springfield Model 1898 Krag Bolt Action Rifle

    Manufactured in 1903....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 46

    Lot 46: Two Antique Single Shot Rifles

    Manufactured in 1889. Barrel appears to have been sleeved....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 26

    Lot 26: Colt Bisley Model Single Action Revolver

    Manufactured in 1899....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 72

    Lot 72: Twelve Spur Trigger Revolvers

    ...

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Our customers SAY...

Hello, I just picked up my pistol at the local gun shop and I want to say that this, my first experience bidding at one of your auctions, could not have been better. Your catalog description and photos were excellent and your service was truly outstanding from start to finish. I am really impressed and plan to bid at future auctions. Thanks a Million

G.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...

Dear Mr Hogan & Company; Just a note to let you know how happy I am with the guns that came in today,(sept 31st). The packing was exceptional, as a matter of fact, I work out in a gym every morning, and when I got home the guns were waiting for me at my Garage door, I could have passed on the workout that day, it was more work getting those guns out of the boxes, than the gym was! They were underestimated for condition as usual, for your company, I am never afraid to bid absentee, at your auction and will continue to be a customer, god willing for a long time!! Sincerely

B.M.

News & Events

News

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Rock Island Auction Company premiere Auction 38 days until theDecember 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction-#72
Rock Island Auction Company regional Auction 115 days until theFebruary 2018 Regional Gun Auction-#1030
Rock Island Auction Company online Auction 9 days until theNovember 2017 – Online Gun Auction #2015

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