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Blades Gun Collectors Should Love

09-02-16 By Joel Kolander It  may be the understatement of the year to say that Rock Island Auction Company sells a few guns, and if...Read More
09-02-16
Teddy Roosevelt gold monogram

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
08-25-16
Ira Paine's silver Winchester 1866

The Silver Winchester of Ira Paine: "Master Shooter of the World"

08/12/2016 By Joel R. Kolander   The Man Not many people today know the name of Ira A. Paine. No further proof of that fact...Read More
08-12-16
Buck Taylor and his Colt SAA

Buck Taylor: The True King of the Cowboys

June 17, 2016 By Joel Kolander If you run a quick online search for "King of the Cowboys" the results are packed with websites featuring...Read More
06-17-16
RIAC on Instagram

Rock Island Auction's Social Media Pages

06-10-2016 By Joel Kolander Here at Rock Island Auction Company, we try to keep people abreast of what we're doing via social media, or at...Read More
06-10-16

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
04-08-16
What is a wheellock?

What is a Wheellock?

04-01-2016 By Joel Kolander Many consider the development of semi-automatic firearms in the 20th and late 19th centuries to be the last great boom of...Read More
04-01-16

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
02-09-16

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
01-21-16