In recent years, the Regional Firearms Auctions at Rock Island Auction Company have become colossal 4-day events. These sales grew so popular and large that a fourth day was necessary to fit in the thousands and thousands of modern and collectible firearms. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 February Regional Firearms Auction will continue this trend and, in four days, will include over 10,000 firearms for collectors of all eras and genres.
Taking place February 15 – 18, this gargantuan event will host a wide range of collectible arms, military weapons, sporting arms, self-defense guns, hunting pieces, knives, daggers, uniforms, books, ammo, and more. We have even conveniently scheduled our Preview Day on Valentine’s Day, in case you want to make a romantic foray with your sweetheart to a roomful of guns. We jest, but if you have not attended a Preview Day at RIAC, it’s an experience you can’t miss. Every single gun in the auction is on display for you to pick up, touch, inspect, shoulder, and aim. People have taken to calling it, “The Museum You Can Touch.” Only in this museum, you could take an item home.
Sometimes it’s hard to put “over 10,000 guns” in perspective. It’s a staggering amount of firearms! So let’s break down some numbers to help get a better grasp on it. In this auction there are:
600+ Smith & Wessons
Nearly 200 DWM firearms
Nearly 200 Browning firearms
…and thousands more from over 900 different manufacturers! It is an abundance of arms for every type of shooting or collecting under the sun.
Don’t miss your chance to take home the guns you want to shoot or need for your collection. You can sign up for an Auction Alert email when our catalog goes live, or simply follow our social media accounts for all the latest information (and plenty of gun pictures in your feed). You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, and Pinterest.
Our Regional auctions are made up of affordable antiques, beginning collector’s items, usable sporting arms, and many non-firearm lots. A majority of the lots have multiple firearms. A Regional Auction has routinely consisted of approximately 3,000 lots with as many as 10,000 firearms in those lots. We hold two Regional Auctions per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. The concept of the Regional Sale was initiated by the demand that our customers developed for the “everyday collector” type guns. Were these guns placed in a Premiere Auction, they would simply be overshadowed. These guns need to be seen in person as we keep the description to a minimum and use a rating scale for the condition encouraging the buyer to view the items in person. We produce approximately 10,000-13,000 black and white catalogs that are sent to potential bidders all over the world.
These auctions are comprised of firearms such as sporting and hunting firearms, manufacturers such Browning, Winchester, Ruger, Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, plus Japanese and European military firearms. You will also find firearm related books, holsters, swords, parts, leather, ammunition and more. This is also an auction for antique and highly collectible items. Each item is listed with a headline, high and low estimates, condition rating, and photo. As with our Premiere Auctions, our website features the entire Regional Auction catalog of items and is searchable by model, serial number, manufacturer, lot number, keyword, and more. All items are viewable in color online and all guns have both sides shown!
Rock Island Auction Company is the global leader in firearms auctions, currently holding multiple records for our top-selling lots.