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Theodore Roosevelt's Hunting Knife

08/25/2016 By Joel Kolander To say that Teddy Roosevelt is a well-known, beloved, and important character in American history is an understatement. Though fame tends...Read More

German Lugers-The Golden Luger: A Gift Between Two Nazis.

04-08-16 By Joel Kolander Luger Collectors, history is a funny thing. As hard as we humans try to document it, the facts of the matter...Read More

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part II

02-09-16 By Joel Kolander It may have been winter in 1885-1886, but George Crook was hot under the collar. As the head of the Department...Read More

The Prize for Capturing Geronimo, Part I

01-21-16 By Joel Kolander Lieutenant Colonel George Crook was not having a good time. Everything should have been falling in to place.  He was a...Read More

The Surprisingly Modern Colt 1903

11-20-15 By Joel Kolander At the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas there was the usual hullabaloo around a lot of new guns and gadgets,...Read More

John F. Kennedy's M1 Garand

06-30-15 By Joel Kolander The War Department Appropriations Bill of 1903 established many things, but the one that begins our story today is its founding...Read More
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New at RIAC - Outbid Notifications

3/26/2015 New at RIAC - Bidder Notifications Rock Island Auction Company is pleased to announce our new Outbid Notifications service (bidder notifications). This advancement, typically...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

The Life of A Gun Collector, Part III

Gun Collector Part III 02-07-14 By Joel R. Kolander If you progress to the third and final stage of firearms collecting, you, and your collection,...Read More