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A Loose Artifact of Jefferson Davis

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

Samuel Colt and the Charter Oak Guns

10-14-16 By Joel Kolander If asked to talk about the Charter Oak, or Charter Oak guns, few Americans aside from Connecticut residents, American history professors,...Read More
Loveless Custom Knife Auction

Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if...Read More
Teddy Roosevelt gold monogram

Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_11003" align="aligncenter" width="1061"] Lot 1020: Family Descendant Documented Historic J. Russell & Co. Hunting Knife Masterpiece Presented to U.S. President...Read More
Ira Paine's silver Winchester 1866

The Silver Winchester of Ira Paine: "Master Shooter of the World"

08/12/2016 By Joel R. Kolander [caption id="attachment_15333" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 3014: Documented Extremely Rare Exhibition Panel Scene Factory Engraved German Silver Frame Winchester Model 1866...Read More
Buck Taylor and his Colt SAA

Buck Taylor: The True King of the Cowboys

June 17, 2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_16000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 3078: Documented Historic First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver Owned by the "King...Read More
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Rock Island Auction's Social Media Pages

06-10-2016 By Joel Kolander Here at Rock Island Auction Company, we try to keep people abreast of what we're doing via social media, or at...Read More

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

04-08-16 By Joel Kolander Luger Collectors, history is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter...Read More
What is a wheellock?

What is a Wheellock?

04-01-2016 By Joel Kolander [caption id="attachment_16025" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Lot 1297: 17th Century Italian Masterpieces: Beautiful, Important and Well Documented High Art Pair of Mannerist Relief...Read More