Posts Tagged ‘Rock Island Auctions’

Model 1874 Gatling Gun

5 Guns for Cheaper Than Dirt

Rock Island Auction Company’s December 2013 Premiere Firearms Auction is showing some pretty impressive wares for all types of collectors. The first day of the auction has over 770 lots where the low estimate is $2,000 or less. This of course is in addition to its regular selection of amazing, one-of-a-kind collector and investment grade firearms. Below are a few highlights of both the phenomenal and the affordable.

Rare U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1875 Officer's Model Trapdoor Rifle, Late Type II

The History of the Springfield Trapdoor

In terms of American military long arms, very little attention is given to a predecessor of the much-heralded M1903 and M1 Garand, the Springfield Trapdoor. Produced for over 20 years, the Springfield Trapdoor experienced many changes throughout its life. The rifle would take its place in history just after the Civil War—despite the justifiable hesitation of many military personnel who were all too aware of the superiority of repeaters and magazine fed rifles.

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Marked by a Master — 1866 Winchester

We’ve all seen the reality shows with pickers on the road looking to find a hidden gem from an unwitting seller who doesn’t know what the real value of what he owns. The picker negotiates and looks to turn a profit on the sale—somewhat at the expense of the seller. This is a game where knowledge is king.

Rock Island Premier Auction

Rock Island’s Premiere Auction!

Rock Island Auction is famous for bringing out the best in historically significant firearms. On September 7-9, they are having the most anticipated auction in their history. Some very interesting guns will cross the auction block and we can’t wait to see what they bring in. Click here to view the online catalog.

Dalton Gang Gun up for Auction!

What if you could own Billy the Kid’s Winchester 1873, or Wyatt Earp’s Colt Buntline Special? Holding a piece of history in your hands is an intriguing thing, and owning it is even better. Rock Island Auctions is giving everyone the opportunity to own a piece of history. Bob Dalton was the leader of the infamous Dalton Gang, a group of robbers and thieves that specialized in bank and train robberies in the old west. Next month on September 7-9, RIA is auctioning off his sidearm, which townspeople took from his hip when they killed him during a botched robbery attempt. The gun comes with an incredible amount of documentation including pictures, newspaper clippings, and other information surrounding the famous Coffeyville raid where several members of the Dalton Gang perished in the shootout.

Rock Island Auction is Selling over 6,000 Guns!

Quality, Quantity, and Value Come Together at Rock Island Auction Company’s June 29 – July 1 Regional Firearms Auction

Rock Island Auction Company will auction off over 6,000 firearms over three days on June 29 – July 1. Something for every level of firearms enthusiast will cross the block. The auction giant will sell antique Colts, Winchesters, Smith & Wesson’s, as well as new in the box shotguns, target rifles and sporting pistols. As hard as it is to narrow this list down, here is a list of some of the most interesting lots scheduled to cross the block.

Henry Lever Action Rifle

Rock Island’s Top Ten Auction Items, and More!

Quality, Quantity, and Value Come Together at Rock Island Auction Company’s February 18 & 19 Regional Firearms Auction

5,200 Firearms will be sold over two days at Rock Island Auction Company on February 18th & 19th. Over 3700 items classified as antique or Curio & Relic as well as 800 sporting arms. Something for every level of firearms enthusiast will cross the block. Antique Colts, Winchesters, Smith & Wesson’s, as well as new in the box shotguns, target rifles and sporting pistols will all be sold. As hard as it is to narrow this list down, here is a top 10 list of the most interesting lots scheduled to cross the block.