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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

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

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

A Wealth of Antique Winchester Rifles

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 antique Winchester... Read More

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

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

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

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

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