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Auction Bidder Notifications

3/26/2015 Rock Island Auction Company is pleased to announce our Bidder Notifications service. This advancement, typically only offered by the largest of online auctions, will... Read More

Colt Family Tragedy: Caldwell Hart Colt

Joel Kolander 03/26/2015   Samuel Colt and his contributions to a young nation are nearly mythic in scale. People speak of Col. Colt in reverent... Read More

Wells Fargo's Shotgun Messenger, "Hold the Fort" Aaron Ross

Seth Isaacson 03/19/2015   The history of the American West is perhaps the most mythologized aspect of our nation’s past. The very mention of “the... Read More

A Lifetime of Lugers

Joel Kolander 03/05/2015 This article, appropriately enough, is being distributed on Georg Luger's birthday, March 6. It is the 166th anniversary of the occasion. Happy... Read More

A North Dakota Waterfowl Hunt

Rick Henley 02/12/2015 "I Hope It's Colder Next Time..." 70 degrees and sunny is normally perfect vacation weather for me, except when that vacation is... Read More

Oddities of the 2015 February Regional Auction

Joel Kolander 2/06/2015 The appeal of firearms is different things to different people. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all, and one... Read More

Why is the Colt Python So Popular?

01-23-15 By Joel Kolander Around Rock Island Auction Company, collector firearms are a way of life. Whether it's guns from the Old West, Class III... Read More

An Engraving Mystery

Joel Kolander 01/08/2015 In our December 2014 Premiere Firearms Auction there was a gun which I found to be very curious. Far from any area... Read More

Museum Quality Historic Pieces - Antique Guns, Swords, and More

Joel Kolander 11/08/2014 Rock Island Auction Company is always offering some rather stunning arms: mint condition antiques, rare variations, gorgeous special order arms, classic military... Read More