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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

Premiere Auction

December 1 to December 3, 2017

Our Premiere Firearms Auctions take place three times a year, each over a three-day period. A preview day is held all day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A Premiere Auction consists of approximately 2,700 antique and collectable gun lots. Each of these auctions is made up of rare guns, unusual, mint, and highly collectable guns. We produce a minimum of 5,500 full color, 3-volume catalog sets featuring each lot with in-depth descriptions, a high and low estimate and multiple high resolution photos. Each volume of the catalog corresponds to a day of the auction.  The three Premiere Auctions are typically held in April, September, and December.  Our Premiere Firearms Auctions have made international press and are renowned for offering the most significant, historic guns and important firearms. It is not uncommon for us to set a world record in any given Premiere Auction.

Each auction routinely covers the main genres of gun collecting from antique to modern Winchesters, Colts, Remington, Walther, U.S. and European Military, Collector shotguns, Sporting, etc. Our Premiere Auctions also offer swords, bayonets, military artifacts, and other related material. Our website features the entire auction catalog online and is searchable by model, serial number, manufacturer, lot number, keyword, and more.

Featured Lots

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2090

    Lot 2090: A. Johnson Golden Age Flintlock American Long Rifle

    Gorgeous golden age rifle by Abraham Johnson (1793-1866). His first name also appears in records...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3702

    Lot 3702: Ruger AC-556k Fully Transferrable Select-Fire Carbine

    Marketed to law enforcement and foreign military clients, the AC-556 family of weapons is the...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3903

    Lot 3903: Colt Python Double Action Revolver with Box

    Manufactured in 1975. Standard markings and features. With original box....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 169

    Lot 169: Silver Plated S&W Model 2 Old Army Revolver, 4" Barrel

    Offered here is a Model 2 Old Army revolver with rare 4 inch barrel and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2538

    Lot 2538: H&R Model 50 Reising Sales Sample SMG, Class III/NFA

    A closed-bolt blowback-operated sub-machine gun, the Reising Model 50 saw action with the U.S. Marines...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3708

    Lot 3708: Desirable 12GA SAIGA/Alliance Armaments S-12 Class III/NFA

    This is a excellent example of a highly customized short barreled semi-automatic shotgun based on...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2370

    Lot 2370: S&W 38-44 Heavy Duty Pre-Model 20 Revolver, Rare 6 /2" Barrel

    Manufactured in 1952/53. It has the rare 6 1/2 inch barrel (standard barrel lengths were...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2368

    Lot 2368: Boxed S&W Pre-Model 24 with Rare 5 Inch Barrel & Factory Letter

    First introduced in 1950 and manufactured until 1966, this is a superb example of a...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3054

    Lot 3054: Winchester Model 1890 Rifle with Rare Deluxe Maple Stock

    Manufactured in 1894. This Winchester Model 1890 slide action rifle has a beautiful birdseye...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2044

    Lot 2044: Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Rifle

    The factory letter confirms the serial number was applied on October 29, 1900, the rifle...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3709

    Lot 3709: Maxim 1920 Silencer w/Container and Papers, Class III/NFA

    Originally developed prior to World War I, the Maxim Silencer was one of the first...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3705

    Lot 3705: Auto Ordnance Corp - Thompson M1A1

    This is a very fine example of a World War II production M1A1 Thompson Submachine...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2311

    Lot 2311: Rare Panel Scene Engraved Cased Sequential Pair of W.W. Greener

    This is an extraordinary cased pair of W.W. Greener double barrel shotguns in the unique...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2560

    Lot 2560: Spandau - MG 08/15

    This is an exceptional example of a WWI German Model 1908/15 Maxim heavy machine gun...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 344

    Lot 344: Winchester Model 12 28 Gauge Pigeon Grade Shotgun

    Manufactured in 1956. White front bead sight and nickel mid bead sight on the vent...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 2381

    Lot 2381: FBI Shipped S&W Model 19 Revolver for William Sweet

    The accompanying S&W factory letter confirms that this revolver was a rare special order round...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 232

    Lot 232: Bright Blue Finished S&W 38-44 Heavy Duty Pre-Model 20 Revolver

    Manufactured in 1955 with this extremely high conditioned example having the special order bright blue...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3016

    Lot 3016: Winchester 1886 Rifle 45-90 with Factory Letter

    Manufactured in 1892. This rifle has a 26-inch full octagon barrel with full length magazine....

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 3710

    Lot 3710: Heckler & Koch FP6 Class III/NFA SBS Short Barreled Slide Action

    Manufactured by Fabarm for H&K. Standard markings and features. 3 inch chamber, cylinder choke, and...

  • Rock Island Auction Company Auction Lot No: 164

    Lot 164: Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle with Rare 20 Inch Bll.

    Manufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 revolving rifle is one of the rarest...

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Our customers SAY...

Tori, It's 2:55pm and we just got home from Rock Island Auction Company. What a pleasent experience it was! All of the people I encountered, from the person at the front desk to the persons that handled the consignment items, were all very pleasent and professional and willing to be helpful in any way they could. Please be sure that should the occasion every arise to recommend an auction house, it will be yours! Respectfully,

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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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I was informed at each step as to the national advertising that was done on my behalf. My item sold for the amount that was anticipated by both myself and RIAC and I received prompt notification of that amount. RIAC handled everything from my initial contact to my final payment in a completely professional manner. I was completely satisfied. S.R.

News & Events

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