About Us

About Us

Rock Island Auction Company is renowned for its extraordinary firearms, unprecedented results, and an overarching dedication to quality. Established in 1993 by founder Pat Hogan, RIAC offers its clients the finest publicly available firearms, industry leading innovation, and a standard of excellence built on integrity, passion, and expertise.

These values have drawn a dedicated clientele from dozens of countries and driven a string of world records that RIAC has taken great pleasure in breaking and resetting repeatedly.

Specializing strictly in the auctioning of antique and collector firearms and militaria, Rock Island Auction Company hosts over one dozen gun auctions annually in three unique formats, catering to every level of collecting expertise.

Premier Auctions

The flagship of fine arms collecting. Our Premier Auctions are hosted three times annually and are filled with beautiful, rare, unusual, historic, and mint condition world-class collectibles. It is not uncommon for a new world record to be set in any Premier Auction.

Sporting & Collector Auctions

Our Sporting & Collector Firearms Auctions are made up of affordable antiques, beginning collector’s items, usable sporting arms, and many non-firearm lots. Their origins lie in the demand for “everyday collector” guns. These exciting sales have grown continually in size over the years and can house more than 10,000 firearms.

Arms & Accessories Day Auctions

The newest of RIAC's auction formats, the A&A Day Auctions have skyrocketed in popularity since their introduction and are being scheduled with increasing frequency. Different from typical timed “online auctions,” these events utilize a live stream of our licensed auctioneers to conduct the auction. With the exception of a live audience and physical catalog, it is exactly like our other auctions.

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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. With that goal in mind, we’re here to answer any questions you may have before getting started.

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