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Announcing Custom Catalogs

Announcing Custom Catalogs

Rock Island Auction Company is proud to announce that we’re replacing the old, black & white catalogs printed for our Sporting & Collector Auction wit

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Road to the 1911 Pistol

Road to the 1911 Pistol

The famous 1911 pistol is one of the most popular handguns of all time. When it comes to factors like balance, comfort, and reliability, John Browning

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The FG42 Paratrooper Rifle

The FG42 Paratrooper Rifle

Developed in 1941, the FG42 paratrooper rifle stands as one of the most distinctive firearms of World War 2. Manufactured by the Heinrich Krieghoff

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What is a Wheellock?

What is a Wheellock?

A wheellock is a gunlock that uses a metal wheel under spring tension to generate sparks that ignite gunpowder. How does a Wheellock Work? Most wheel

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