Rock Island Auctions April 2009 Auction Spotlight
Undoubtedly The Largest Group Of Small Bore Quality Shotguns Ever Offered!
Moline, IL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Over one hundred .410 shotguns, over one hundred 20 gauges and over fifty 28 gauges plus many multiple barrel sets! The list is incredible, offering opportunities for every collector and sporting enthusiast.
Two headlines of this great selection are an extremely rare engraved Parker Bros. Model AH double barrel boxlock shotgun in 28 Gauge and a rare cased R. Alpen engraved gold inlaid Westley Richards 410 drop lock double barrel hammerless 410 gauge shotgun. An engraved Belgium Browning superposed Midas grade shotgun signed by Engraver A. Watrin is one of over 100 Brownings in this auction.
Winchester Shotguns in models 97, 42, 23, 21, 101, 12 and several fantastic model 21’s. Three grand Americans, including a cased engraved example and a special order Winchester model 21 two barrel set double barrel 16 gauge shotgun. Other Winchester shotguns include a cased Winchester engraved Parker reproduction DHE double barrel two barrel set .410/28 gauge shotgun and a custom Winchester model 42 Pigeon Grade engraved with gold inlays shotgun.
An entire collection of Winchester pre-64 Model 70’s, nearly 50 in total, in rare and desirable calibers.
Rare double rifles include a special order cased engraved gold inlaid exhibition grade Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. Model 21 double barrel rifle and an engraved Ludwig Borovnik of Ferlach Austeria.
There are over 50 Single Shot rifles and pistols in this auction. Some fine examples are a unique and scarce deluxe Winchester 1885 “Left Hand” Schuetzen high wall target takedown rifle and a Maynard Model 1882 number 16 single shot with 2 extra barrels.
Other Incredible Firearms And Related Items…
This auction will feature the second part of the massive Will Hoffeld Estate & Firearms Collection. A fantastic old time collection of this quality and quantity is rarely seen today.
The final installment of the Frank and Karen Sellers Collection. Frank Sellers, a respected Sharps expert, was the author of Sharps Rifles and over 20 other books.
Firearms from the Scott Meadows Military Collection. A knowledgeable collector in his field, Scott Meadows is the author of U.S. Military Automatic Pistols Volume 1 & 2.
Deringers – One of the Finest Derringer Collections to come to Auction including a large group of high condition Philadelphia Deringers, Henry Deringers, a rare Butterfield Deringer, a full ivory stocked example, and many other top conditioned pieces.
Indian Wars Collection, an outstanding collection including fine trapdoors, Smith & Wessons, Colts, Remingtons and documented Custer battlefield relics.
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Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Premiere Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our regional sale ($2.2 million) proves that people are investing in what they know: firearms are solid investments that hold value through economic downturns. Investing and collecting opportunities abound at Rock Island’s fantastic Spring Premiere Auction to be held April 25th, 26th and 27th. At a time when the stock market changes daily, gun collectors are seeing the worth of their investments. Hard assets are the place to invest your money and gun values continue to rise. This auction has firearms for every level of collecting and investing from Colts to Winchesters, military to Class III and the hundreds of high quality sporting arms. Rock Island’s continued sell through rate of over 97% proves that items that come to RIAC are for sale and now is your chance to make a solid investment.
Rock Island Auction Company has been solely owned and operated by Patrick Hogan. This company was conceived on the idea that both the sellers and buyers should be completely informed and provided a professional venue for a true auction. After working with two other auction companies, Mr. Hogan began Rock Island Auction in 1993. Rock Island Auction Company has grown to be one of the top firearms auction houses in the nation. Under Mr. Hogan’s guidance the company has experienced growth each and every year; and he is the first to say it is his staff’s hard work and determination that have yielded such results.