Rock Island Auction Company


A Loose Artifact of Jefferson Davis

10-21-16 The history and political contributions of Jefferson Davis are well-documented so they will not be recounted here. Instead, attention will be brought to a...Read More

Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak

10-14-16 If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors, or dedicated Colt collectors would be able...Read More
Loveless Custom Knife Auction

Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if there's one thing...Read More

German Lugers-The Golden Luger: A Gift Between Two Nazis.

04-08-16 History is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter only occasionally prevail, rarely survive,...Read More

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part II

02-09-16 It may have been winter in 1885-1886, but George Crook was hot under the collar. As the head of the Department of Arizona, the...Read More

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part I

01-21-16 Lieutenant Colonel George Crook was not having a good time. Everything should have been falling in to place.  He was a nationally recognized military...Read More

The Surprisingly Modern Colt 1903

11-20-15 [caption id="attachment_929" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Lot 1453: Excellent Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box and Papers (Lot 1468 is another pristine...Read More

John F. Kennedy's M1 Garand

06-30-15 [caption id="attachment_866" align="aligncenter" width="883"] Lot 1807: Historically Significant, Documented U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy U.S. Springfield Armory National Match 1959 M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle[/caption]...Read More

New at RIAC - Outbid Notifications

3/26/2015 New at RIAC - Bidder Notifications Rock Island Auction Company is pleased to announce our new Outbid Notifications service (bidder notifications). This advancement, typically...Read More