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New Haven Arms Volcanic pistol

Brass Framed Beauties

05/18/2018 By Joel R. Kolander There is a lot of misinformation floating around about firearms that utilize so-called "brass" in their construction. First and foremost...Read More
05-18-18
factory engraved Winchester 1887 shotgun

Is This the Finest Factory Engraved Winchester 1887 Shotgun Ever?

By Joel R. Kolander 05-11-2018   One of the firearms on my bucket list is a Winchester Model 1887 shotgun. They're big, distinct, beautiful, pack...Read More
05-09-18
Colt Dragoon revolver

Colt Dragoon: History and Variations

04/25/2018 By Joel Kolander Early Colts have been hot commodities in the auction world for some time now, and RIAC's world record sale of a...Read More
04-27-18
Liberator-pistol-with-box

The Best Way to Sell Your Guns Online

04/06/2018 By Joel R. Kolander   What is the best way to sell your guns online? Sometimes you have to sell a gun. Most of...Read More
04-04-18
Bowie knives of Robert Berryman

Spectacular Swords & Blades

03/23/2018 By Joel R. Kolander A fine arms collection often consists of more than just firearms. Advertising materials, ammunition, cases, factory documents, and accoutrements often...Read More
03-23-18

4 Guns: The Finest Known of Their Kind

  03/16/2018 By Joel R. Kolander When you declare something "the best" you better come with the goods to back it up. Usually the best...Read More
03-16-18
Confederate sword of General Semmes

3 Items of Great Significance Unveiled at RIAC

03/09/2018 By Joel R. Kolander   Firearms auctions at Rock Island Auction Company regularly contain thousands of arms that collectors dream of placing in their...Read More
03-09-18
Colt ring lever rifle cylinder

10 Rare Colt Revolving Rifles and Long Arms

02/20/2018 By Joel Kolander   It's safe to say that when most when most us talk about a "Colt" we mean a six-gun. Revolvers raised...Read More
02-19-18
Long Ranger shotgun

Guns of the Lone Ranger at Auction

02/07/2018 By Joel Kolander   "In the early days of the western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for...Read More
02-02-18