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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
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
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
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
Springfield M1903 with extended magazine

Rare M1903 Springfield Rifles

01/12/2018 By Joel Kolander U.S. military arms are hot collectors items right now. M1911 prices are rapidly increasing, M1 Garands are being scooped up at...Read More
Winchester On the Rocky Mountains

Top 15 Firearms of 2017

12/28/2017 By Joel R. Kolander At Rock Island Auction Company we cater to collectors of all levels. Our Online Only Auctions sell hundreds of great...Read More
Year In Review 2017

2017 Year in Review

12/26/2017 By Joel Kolander We did it again. Rock Island Auction Company is proud to report more than $63 million in auction sales for 2017,...Read More
cased engraved Colt Model 1903 pocket hammerless

Top Instagram Posts of 2017

12/19/2017 By Joel Kolander   There sure are a healthy amount of firearms enthusiasts on Instagram! Ever since we joined in 2016, our numbers have...Read More
Whitney Wolverine blued

Rise and Fall of the Whitney Wolverine

11/28/2017 By Joel Kolander The design of the Whitney Wolverine might have some thinking it's a bit out of place among the other collectible and...Read More