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Gun Blog

The Pepperbox Pistol

By Danielle Hollembaek 01/16/2019 Small, inexpensive, and effective for self-defense are three characteristics that made the “pepperbox” revolver highly desirable in the civilian market during... Read More

The Colt Burgess Rifle and Samuel Colt

  01/11/2019 By: Joel Kolander     Samuel Colt is often remembered as much for his business sense and marketing prowess as he was for... Read More

Top 10 Guns of 2018

01/04/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek 2018 has finally come to a close, and it was a HUGE year for Rock Island Auction Company. Throughout the entire... Read More

Evolution of an Icon: Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

12/26/2018 Guest Post   Established in 1866 in New Haven, Connecticut, Winchester Repeating Arms Company has made some of the most visually and culturally iconic... Read More

Free Shipping!

Free Shipping Promotion Rules.   December is the season for giving, and RIAC wants to join in on the festive spirit. Our 2019 February Regional... Read More

Collector’s Firearms vs. Hunting Guns: 3 Distinct Differences

To the average person, there may not be many differences between a regular hunting gun and collector’s firearms. They may generally look similar to one another,... Read More

10 Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018

12/19/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek   Who would have thought back in 2016 when we started our Instagram page we'd be on our way to 20,000... Read More

Top 10 Sale Prices for the December Premiere Gun Auction

12/06/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek   Another Premiere Gun Auction has come and gone for RIAC, and this one was special.  With a realized total of... Read More

The Gyrojet Pistol

11/27/2018 Guest Blogger When the 1960s dawned, the future was bright and anything seemed possible - including outer space exploration and colonization. NASA had been... Read More