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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
10-21-16

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
10-14-16
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
09-02-16

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
04-08-16

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
02-09-16

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
01-21-16

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
11-20-15

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
06-30-15

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
03-26-15