Gun Blog

The Savage Model 99

By Danielle Hollembaek 01/31/2019 Very few firearms can claim the rare feat of being manufactured for over 100 years. With the constant evolution and competition... Read More

5 Gun Auction Myths That You Should Ignore

Guest Post 01/29/2019 A gun auction is a fantastic way to buy and sell unique weapons. Auctions allow collectors to find rare and special items,and explore a huge range... Read More

Pettengill: The Civil War's Only Hammerless Revolver

1/25/2019 Guest Blog Countless revolver variations found their way into the hands of soldiers, both North and South, during the Civil War. From the diminutive... Read More

The Pepperbox Pistol

By Danielle Hollembaek 01/16/2019 Small, inexpensive, and effective for self-defense are three characteristics that made the “pepperbox” revolver highly desirable in the civilian market during... Read More

The Colt Burgess Rifle and Samuel Colt

  01/11/2019 By: Joel Kolander     Samuel Colt is often remembered as much for his business sense and marketing prowess as he was for... Read More

Top 10 Guns of 2018

01/04/2018 By Danielle Hollembaek 2018 has finally come to a close, and it was a HUGE year for Rock Island Auction Company. Throughout the entire... Read More

Evolution of an Icon: Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

12/26/2018 Guest Post   Established in 1866 in New Haven, Connecticut, Winchester Repeating Arms Company has made some of the most visually and culturally iconic... Read More

Free Shipping!

Free Shipping Promotion Rules.   December is the season for giving, and RIAC wants to join in on the festive spirit. Our 2019 February Regional... Read More

Collector’s Firearms vs. Hunting Guns: 3 Distinct Differences

To the average person, there may not be many differences between a regular hunting gun and collector’s firearms. They may generally look similar to one another,... Read More