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Types Of No Grades

Gun Collectors – Why You Should Avoid Import Marks

Whether it’s Ming vases, cars, priceless paintings, sports cards, autographs, Beatles memorabilia, or antiques, collectors in nearly every field want their items to be in the best possible condition and above all, original…

Custer overlooks the massacre and mutilation of Lt. Lyman Kidder and his detachment. "Custer's scout, William Comstock, believed Kidder might have escaped had he heeded the advice of his own scout. (Picture courtesy of Wheeler)

Tortured By Indians – Scout Robert Pilson

Among all the revolvers, war trophies, lever actions, and antiques is a curious, small photo. It is of a sturdy man posing in a portrait studio with rifle present and revolver on his hip…

1851 Navy Colt revolver

The Good, the Bad, and the Collectibles

Looking at a few who were well known for their acts of murder brings up some interesting comparisons on the way society changes their views of those individuals, their crimes, & the weapons used…

Smith & Wesson Model 66, Stainless 357 Mag Revolver

Guns Only Get More Valuable

Forty years from now, I will be re-reading the 2013 Gun Digest and be amazed that Glock 19, 9mm pistols sold for under $600 back in the good old days. I will tell myself I should have bought ten of them for that cheap price…

Gun Values

Rock Island Auction Company Seeking Firearms Consignments

Need to talk about the guns in your trust or estate? Rock Island Auction Company can help! We take consignments of all shapes, sizes, and conditions; from battlefield relics to museum quality pieces and everything in between…