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The Surprisingly Modern Colt 1903

11-20-15 By Joel Kolander At the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas there was the usual hullabaloo around a lot of new guns and gadgets,...Read More
11-20-15

John F. Kennedy's M1 Garand

06-30-15 By Joel Kolander The War Department Appropriations Bill of 1903 established many things, but the one that begins our story today is its founding...Read More
06-30-15
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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

Why is the Colt Python So Popular?

01-23-15 By Joel Kolander Around Rock Island Auction Company, collector firearms are a way of life. Whether it's guns from the Old West, Class III...Read More
01-23-15

The Life of A Gun Collector, Part III

Gun Collector Part III 02-07-14 If you progress to the third and final stage of firearms collecting, you, and your collection, likely have more than...Read More
02-07-14

The Life of a Gun Collector, Part II

01-24-14 As covered in the first segment of this series, there are different stages to collecting. Despite the fact that there are millions of different...Read More
01-24-14

The Life of a Gun Collector, Part I

01-10-14 Gun Collector Tips From The Pros The sun is rising, warming the cool morning air, and providing a halo for the surrounding hotels and...Read More
01-10-14

The Unsung Trapdoor Rifle

10-25-13 By Joel Kolander In terms of American military long arms very little attention is given to a predecessor of the much heralded M1903 and...Read More
10-25-13

Why You Should Avoid Import Marks

09-25-13 By Joel Kolander Nobody wants something they value trashed.  This is true of everyone, but especially for collectors.  Whether it's Ming vases, cars, priceless...Read More
09-25-13