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Iconic Winchester 1866

What Makes Winchester Firearms So Valuable?

by Danielle Hollembaek 06/15/2019 [caption id="attachment_29163" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 2007: Stunning, Documented Factory Panel Scene Engraved, Gold Plated, Maple Stocked and Cased Winchester Deluxe Model...Read More
06-15-19
Sharps derringer

The Origins of Sharps Antique Derringers

by Danielle Hollembaek 05/28/2019 [caption id="attachment_29133" align="aligncenter" width="860"] Lot 2229: Three C. Sharps & Co. Model 2 Four Shot Derringer Pistols. Available in our 2019...Read More
06-11-19
Matt Carriker Uzi

Demolition Ranch Gets an Uzi

By Joel Kolander 06/07/2019 By now, most of you are probably familiar with YouTube channel DemolitionRanch. Hosted by Matt Carriker, it is the single largest...Read More
06-07-19
pistol braces

Technical Compliance: The Braced Pistol

By Ryan Sullivan 05/24/2019 History is replete with examples of politicians and leaders attempting to come up with rules to restrict human behavior… and upstanding...Read More
06-03-19

The Philadelphia Deringer – How It Links To History

by Danielle Hollembaek 05/29/2019 [caption id="attachment_29107" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 57: Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol with Rare Calhoun (Nashville, Tennessee) Agent Markings. Sold for $3,163...Read More
05-29-19

How To Choose the Perfect Gun Cabinet

By Joel Kolander 05-21-2019 There comes a time when one realizes their current method of gun storage is, shall we say, inadequate. Maybe that pile...Read More
05-21-19
engraved commercial Luger, silver grips

A Response To Amoskeag Auction Company

05/17/2019 By Joel Kolander   Greetings to one and all, My name is Joel Kolander and here at Rock Island Auction Company I head up...Read More
05-17-19
Civil War Era Paris Marked First Model Le Mat Grapeshot

The 7 Most Sought-After Civil War Guns

by Danielle Hollembaek 05/08/2019 [caption id="attachment_28816" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Civil War Era Paris Marked First Model Le Mat Grapeshot Percussion Revolver. Sold for $17,250 in September...Read More
05-15-19
Uncle Al biography

Tack Driving Target Rifles of Uncle Al Freeland

By Joel Kolander 05/03/2019 [caption id="attachment_28484" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] With this rifle Al Freeland set several world records and won numerous world championships in small bore...Read More
05-03-19