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Rock Island Auction Company

#1 Auction House for Antique Guns and Collector Firearms

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s top firearms auction house for antique guns 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 auction house 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.

We sell all categories of guns, antique, curio and relic, modern, and class III NFA guns. 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.

But we’re not just a place to buy collector firearms, we’re also the best place to sell guns. Whether you’re selling a large gun collection of rare guns or just a single inherited 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 sell your firearms 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 your guns today with the best gun auction house in the world! Website Sitemap gun pages

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Rock Island Auction Company Firearms Auction

Regional Auction

June 22 to June 25, 2017

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: 6581

    Lot 6581: Colt Python Double Action Revolver with Heavy Barrel

    Frame manufactured in 1983....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 356

    Lot 356: Two Walther Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Back strap marked "R.F.V. 798 W.," a marking associated with the Nazi Reichs Finance Ministry....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4120

    Lot 4120: Two Percussion Revolvers

    Manufactured 1851-1857. Includes a tin of primers....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4524

    Lot 4524: Two German Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters

    The right side of the frame is stamped with the "eagle/L" police acceptance mark. With...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 553

    Lot 553: U.S. Springfield M1D Sniper w/M84 Scope and Accessories

    Manufactured in April, 1945, with a "S-A-6-52" M1D barrel, M84 scope (internally spotted, otherwise good),...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 325

    Lot 325: DWM/Stoeger American Eagle Luger Pistol

    Marked "A.F. STOEGER INC/NEW YORK" on the right side of the extension, with the American...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 351

    Lot 351: DWM Blank Chamber Luger with Finnish Army Markings, Holster

    Stamped "SA" on the extension. "CAI/M-23" marked barrel. With a "SA" Finnish marked holster....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 521

    Lot 521: U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

    November 1942 receiver, "S-A-3-50" barrel, bedded stock. With leather sling, invoices from Anniston Arsenal (sold...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 265

    Lot 265: Two Remington Over/Under Derringers

    Manufactured in 1866....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6435

    Lot 6435: U.S. Winchester M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle

    Manufactured in May 1943, with a Danish "VAR 6-66" barrel....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 360

    Lot 360: DWM 1914 Dated Luger Pistol

    With a "1929" dated holster....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5146

    Lot 5146: Two Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Cases

    One of 150 manufactured in 2001....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5038

    Lot 5038: Two Winchester Lever Action Long Guns

    Manufactured 2003-2005. With original box....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6598

    Lot 6598: Colt Python Double Action Revolver

    Manufactured in 1964....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 330

    Lot 330: Two Luger Semi-Automatic Pistols and Accessories

    This lot also includes 5 takedown tools, two unmarked Luger magazines, 2 springs, 2 pair...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 5158

    Lot 5158: Three European Semi-Automatic Pistols with Boxes

    Trigger guard dated "68". With original box and extra magazine....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6621

    Lot 6621: Colt - Python

    Manufactured in 1977....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 319

    Lot 319: Kreigsmarine Marked "S/42" Mauser Luger Pistol w/Accessories

    Marked "N/3601" on back strap, "N3601" on spare magazine, with an "eagle/M" 1938 holster. Listed...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 4556

    Lot 4556: Five Semi-Automatic Pistols

    Right side of the frame dated "53". With a Czech armorer's kit for the CZ...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 6545

    Lot 6545: Three Matching Serial Numbered Kimber Model 82 Super America

    With original box....

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Consignment

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 consign your firearms 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...

Attention: Anthony at shipping I just want to say thanks for your service. My item finally arrived today, Australia is a long way away and there was also the customs service to contend with. But I am very impressed with the careful way the item was packed, very secure and very safe. The whole RIAC experience has been positive and I look foward to future auctions. Thanks again and best regards

J.L. Australia

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