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Fine Allen & Thurber 1837 Patent Pepperbox Pistol

The Pepperbox Pistol

By Danielle Hollembaek 01/16/2019 Small, inexpensive, and effective for self-defense are three characteristics that made the “pepperbox” revolver highly desirable in the civilian market during...Read More
01-16-19
1883 Burgess rifle

The Colt Burgess Rifle and Samuel Colt

  01/11/2019 By: Joel Kolander   [caption id="attachment_22589" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Outstanding Exhibition Quality Louis D. Nimschke Engraved Colt-Burgess Deluxe Saddle Ring Carbine in .44-40 with...Read More
01-11-19
Buffalo Bill Colt 1861 Navy

Top 10 Guns of 2018

01/04/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek 2018 has finally come to a close, and it was a HUGE year for Rock Island Auction Company. Throughout the entire...Read More
01-04-19
winchester rifles

Evolution of an Icon: Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

12/26/2018 Guest Post   Established in 1866 in New Haven, Connecticut, Winchester Repeating Arms Company has made some of the most visually and culturally iconic...Read More
12-28-18
engraved Colt Bisley with pearl grips

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[caption id="attachment_21849" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 2008: Incredibly Rare and Desirable Ira Flanders Factory Inscribed 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory...Read More
12-21-18
collector's firearms hunting guns

Collector’s Firearms vs. Hunting Guns: 3 Distinct Differences

To the average person, there may not be many differences between a regular hunting gun and collector’s firearms. They may generally look similar to one another,...Read More
12-20-18
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10 Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018

12/19/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek   Who would have thought back in 2016 when we started our Instagram page we'd be on our way to 20,000...Read More
12-19-18
cased Baby Paterson revolver

Top 10 Sale Prices for the December Premiere Gun Auction

12/06/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek   Another Premiere Gun Auction has come and gone for RIAC, and this one was special.  With a realized total of...Read More
12-07-18

The Gyrojet Pistol

11/27/2018 Guest Blogger [caption id="attachment_21197" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 835: MBAssociates Mark I Model B Gyrojet Pistol With Presentation Case. Available December 2018[/caption] When the 1960s...Read More
11-27-18