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New Web Features

05/24/2017 By Joel Kolander As most of you already know, late last year RIAC redesigned their entire webpage from the ground up. New look, new...Read More
05-24-17
Winchester Model 1866 rifle

The Evolution of the Winchester Rifle

 05/17/2017 By Joel Kolander [Note: This story originally appeared in our blog as "The Evolution of 'That Damned Yankee Rifle" in May 2013. Previously only...Read More
05-16-17
Winchester m1 carbines in original crate

The Inseparable Winchester M1 Carbines

05-03-2017 By Joel Kolander Time is a relentless force. Marching on and on, it never throws things back into order (or so says the second...Read More
05-03-17
incredible Winchester 1887 shotgun

A Wealth of Winchester Firearms

04/28/2017 By Joel Kolander If you've been following the goings-on here at Rock Island Auction Company, you know that there are some outstanding Winchester rifles...Read More
04-28-17
Brazilian URU submachine gun

Top 5 Under $5K

04/25/2017 By Joel Kolander Something we hear quite frequently on social media and at gun shows is something to the tune of, "Oh, I could...Read More
04-25-17
Preview Hall Sat Sun

Behind the Scenes - How RIAC Sells Your Guns

04/21/2017 By Joel Kolander "What Happens When RIAC Sells My Guns?" Unless you've had a tour of our facility or seen our materials at a...Read More
04-21-17
Winchester 1886 Turnbull engraved gold

Winchester Rifles Highly Finished Arms - REBORN!

04/14/2017 By Joel Kolander From Winchester's earliest days, even dating back to when it was the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, it has produced remarkable deluxe...Read More
04-13-17
Colt House Pistol cased engraved

Colt's Cloverleaf - The House Pistol

03/31/2017 By Joel Kolander Colt House Pistols, more commonly referred to as a "Cloverleaf," were not the manufacturer's most popular pistol. Produced only from 1871...Read More
03-31-17
Blunderbuss of Thomas Graham

The Blunderbuss of General Thomas Graham

03/24/2017 By Seth Isaacson The Blunderbuss of General Thomas Graham One of the most fascinating aspects of working at Rock Island Auction Company and studying...Read More
03-22-17