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Archive - January, 2019

Exhibition Quality Savage Model 1899 Lever Action Rifle. Sold for $540,000 in December 2016.

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
Lot 3097: Pettingill C S Army Revolver 44 percussion

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
Fine Allen & Thurber 1837 Patent Pepperbox Pistol

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
1883 Burgess rifle

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
Buffalo Bill Colt 1861 Navy

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