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Read the latest blog posts from the world record setting firearms auction house Rock Island Auction Company.
Tulsa Gun Show

Tulsa Gun Show

The Tulsa Arms Show attracts gun owners from all over globe, and for Rock Island Auction Company it's a chance to share our love for all things firearms.

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Gun Gift Ideas

Gun Gift Ideas

Rock Island Auction Company has some last minute gift ideas for gun enthusiasts that you can find in our Dec. 15 Arms and Accessories auction.

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The Top 10 Guns of 2021

The Top 10 Guns of 2021

The top 10 items sold by Rock Island Auction Company in 2021 displayed amazing beauty, spectacular workmanship, preservation and grand history.

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Why Emory Upton Matters

Why Emory Upton Matters

Major General Emory Upton is an often overlooked Civil War hero and military tactician who is considered the father of the modern U.S. Army.

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Strikebreaker Tommy Gun

Strikebreaker Tommy Gun

Tommy guns are the legendary weapon of gangsters and G-men, but this example carries the legacy of a violent, union-busting detective agency.

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The Men of Gettysburg

The Men of Gettysburg

The Colt revolvers of William Conner and Emory Upton who fought at the Battle of Gettyburg are on offer Dec. 3-5 at Rock Island Auction Company.

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Bows vs Guns

Bows vs Guns

Dating as far back as feudal Japan and beyond, find out how historic firearms stacked up against archery and why the gun ultimately prevailed.

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