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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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