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History’s most significant M1 Garand is looking for a new home. Even if you do not have $100,000 to spare, this is gun you must see and a piece of history worth discovering.
It’s hard to know what to focus on in Rock Island Auction Company’s upcoming Premiere Firearms Auction. To be held September 12–14, the auction boasts remarkable selections in several categories.
Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s #1 auction company for firearms, bladed weapons and militaria. RIAC’s latest auction will include almost 7,000 firearms in over 3,000 lots. With the firearms market returning to a sense of normalcy, this is an excellent time to buy that special gun or lot of guns you have been dreaming about.
May 2, 2014 is the first day of the spring auction at the Rock Island Auction Company. There are lots of historical, collectible, and beautiful firearms up for grabs this year, but this one caught my eye. Dubbed “Hitler’s Buzz Saw” by WWII soldiers, this German MG-42 medium machine gun was used by the Nazi forces throughout the second World War. The design was easily produced, innovative, and effective, the Allies copied much the weapon to create the M60 machine gun. The specimen on sale is outfitted to be used as an anti-aircraft weapon with a mount, anti-air sights, and optical sight.
Rock Island Auction Company’s May 2014 Premiere Firearms Auction is May 2-4, 2014. RIA is not shy about stating that this auction has the finest selection in its entire 20 year history.
Rock Island Auction Company’s next Regional Firearms Auction takes place February 21-23, 2014. That means a lot of new hardware is going to find its way into new hands and homes. RIAC’s Regional Auction is not to be confused with its Premiere Auctions; the former is designed for shooters or beginning collectors, while the latter is for moderate to expert collectors or investors and are renowned for featuring some of the best and most collectable firearms available.
“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.” Read on…
The Springfield Trapdoor took its place in history despite the hesitation of those aware of the superiority of repeaters and magazine fed rifles. Although it didn’t see as much action as some more well known long guns, when you read the history, it has made a huge impact on the world.
“Fresh, Historic, and Rare” is the potent combination of words Rock Island Auction Company owner and president Patrick Hogan has used to describe the RIAC upcoming September Premiere Firearms Auction.
If you have never had an opportunity to attend one of RIAC’s Premier Auctions, you still have at least one item that should be on your bucket list. Even if you do not have the extra $$$s to spend on one of these treasures, experiencing the auction hall is a cross between a tour of a museum and a treasure hunt. There could be historic weapons from famous, nay infamous gunfighters—pieces of history with unknown stories that would singe the hair from the back of your neck and curl your toes at the same time.