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Extremely Rare Documented Fabrique Nationale High Power Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number "1", with Authentication Letter by FN Among the First Weapons Made After the Liberation of Belgium in 1944

John Moses Browning's High Power Pistol

Danielle Hollembaek 8/22/2019 [caption id="attachment_31068" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Lot 1680: Fabrique Nationale Model 1935 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster. Available this September.[/caption] You’d be hard pressed to...Read More
08-21-19
Mateba Unica 6 Double Action Auto-Revolver

Semi Automatic Revolvers: The Webley-Fosbery and Mateba

Guest Blog 08/20/2019 At the end of the 19th century, governments around the world began seeing the functional advantages of semi automatic pistols over single...Read More
08-19-19
Izhevsk AK-47 rifle

Reproduction Old Guns Are More Difficult Than They Seem

Guest Blog 08/14/2019 Almost any gun forum on any given month will have at least one person asking “Why can’t I get a cheap reproduction...Read More
08-14-19
baby nambu with ammunition

Japanese Nambu Pistols

Danielle Hollembaek 08/06/2019 [caption id="attachment_30787" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Lot 539: Exceptional and Scarce Japanese Tokyo Arsenal Baby Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Original Ammunition....Read More
08-09-19
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Answering Your Questions About Rock Island Auction Company

08/02/2019 At the beginning of July, we issued a short survey about our gun auction catalogs, how you bid at Rock Island Auction Company, and...Read More
08-01-19
First Special Service Force

The First Special Service Force: "The Devil's Brigade"

By Joel Kolander 07/23/2019     Last week, marked the passing of Arthur “Art” Pottle, a 98-year old veteran of World War II. Living his...Read More
07-26-19
Abercrombie & Fitch Founder's Portraits

What Does Abercrombie and Fitch Have To Do With Old Guns?

Danielle Hollembaek 07/19/2019 Anyone who frequented a mall in the 1990s to mid-2010s is bound to have come across a store with such a strong...Read More
07-18-19
Raised Bidder Card

Gun Auction Winning: Easier Than You Think

 By Joel Kolander 07/12/2019 The fact of the matter is, it's a lot easier to win a gun auction than you think. Despite this, we...Read More
07-12-19
Two Chinese SKS Semi-Automatic Rifles

Why Do People Like SKS Rifles?

By Danielle Hollembaek 07/03/2019 Lightweight, fast, and reliable, what’s not to like about the SKS rifle? If you explore any gun auction catalog or browse...Read More
07-03-19