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Colt ring lever rifle cylinder

10 Rare Colt Revolving Rifles and Long Arms

02/20/2018 By Joel Kolander   It's safe to say that when most when most us talk about a "Colt" we mean a six-gun. Revolvers raised...Read More
02-19-18
Long Ranger shotgun

Guns of the Lone Ranger at Auction

02/07/2018 By Joel Kolander   "In the early days of the western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for...Read More
02-02-18
Springfield M1903 with extended magazine

Rare M1903 Springfield Rifles

01/12/2018 By Joel Kolander U.S. military arms are hot collectors items right now. M1911 prices are rapidly increasing, M1 Garands are being scooped up at...Read More
01-12-18
Winchester On the Rocky Mountains

Top 15 Firearms of 2017

12/28/2017 By Joel R. Kolander At Rock Island Auction Company we cater to collectors of all levels. Our Online Only Auctions sell hundreds of great...Read More
12-29-17
Year In Review 2017

2017 Year in Review

12/26/2017 By Joel Kolander We did it again. Rock Island Auction Company is proud to report more than $63 million in auction sales for 2017,...Read More
12-26-17
cased engraved Colt Model 1903 pocket hammerless

Top Instagram Posts of 2017

12/19/2017 By Joel Kolander   There sure are a healthy amount of firearms enthusiasts on Instagram! Ever since we joined in 2016, our numbers have...Read More
12-19-17
Whitney Wolverine blued

Rise and Fall of the Whitney Wolverine

11/28/2017 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_10613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 1059: Nickel Finish Whitney Firearms Inc. Wolverine Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box[/caption] The design of the Whitney...Read More
11-28-17
RIAC Auction Hall panorama

5 Gun Auction Bidding Tips from RIAC CEO, Pat Hogan

11/17/2017 By Pat Hogan & Joel Kolander   The 2017 December Premiere Firearms Auction will be the largest Premiere Auction in our history, generating the...Read More
11-15-17
French knife pistol with corkscrew

Knife Guns!

11/10/2017 By Joel Kolander Knife Guns! [caption id="attachment_10393" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 2288: Unusual and Impressive French Needle-Fire Bolt Action Knife Pistol, Circa 1870[/caption] Today, we...Read More
11-10-17