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Behind the Scenes - How RIAC Sells Your Guns

04/21/2017 By Joel Kolander "What Happens When RIAC Sells My Guns?" Unless you've had a tour of our facility or seen our materials at a...Read More
04-21-17
Winchester 1886 Turnbull engraved gold

Winchester Rifles Highly Finished Arms - REBORN!

04/14/2017 By Joel Kolander From Winchester's earliest days, even dating back to when it was the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, it has produced remarkable deluxe...Read More
04-13-17
Colt House Pistol cased engraved

Colt's Cloverleaf - The House Pistol

03/31/2017 By Joel Kolander Colt House Pistols, more commonly referred to as a "Cloverleaf," were not the manufacturer's most popular pistol. Produced only from 1871...Read More
03-31-17
Blunderbuss of Thomas Graham

The Blunderbuss of General Thomas Graham

03/24/2017 By Seth Isaacson The Blunderbuss of General Thomas Graham One of the most fascinating aspects of working at Rock Island Auction Company and studying...Read More
03-22-17
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Elvis Presley's Revolvers

03-17-2017 by Joel Kolander Revolvers of "The King" Elvis Presley One of the people in American history least likely in need of an introduction is...Read More
03-17-17
Japanese Swords gunto

Wartime Japanese Swords

3/10/2017 By Ryan Sullivan Wartime Japanese Swords From the perspective of the modern wartime Japanese sword collector of vintage Japanese swords, the words “very fine”...Read More
03-10-17
Confederate Iron Frame Henry

The Confederate Iron Frame Henry Rifle

03/03/2017 By Joel Kolander Iron Frame Henry Rifle: Not to be confused with their modern counterparts, Henry rifles have long been an indispensable part of...Read More
03-03-17
Type 99 at Saipan

The Japanese Type 99 from The Battle of Saipan

2/10/2017 By Joel Kolander "If this gun could talk," is the frequent lament of those of us who have collected an old gun or two....Read More
02-10-17
Walther FP contact switch

The Electric Walther FP

2/3/2017 By Joel Kolander Last week when writing about the match grade target pistols, I came across one that absolutely fascinated me. While still maintaining...Read More
02-03-17