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What is a Matchlock?

What is a Matchlock?

In the simplest terms, a matchlock is a firearm that uses a piece of lit slow match (also known as match cord) to ignite gunpowder and thus fire a fir

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Hottest Summer Handguns!

Hottest Summer Handguns!

Over 5,500 guns are up for bid during Rock Island Auction Company’s June 10th – 12th Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction, including a surplus of uni

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M1 Garand Function Check

M1 Garand Function Check

Click to view M1 Garands in our next auction. “Does it work?” This is a very popular question we receive often—especially during the approach to auct

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