READY AIM SOLD – Midwest Firearms Auction Company To Be Featured On Discovery Channel

READY AIM SOLD – Midwest Firearms Auction Company To Be Featured On Discovery Channel
What do you get when you mix family, firearms and millions of dollars of business?

Rock Island Auction Company
Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island, IL –-( The father son team of Pat and Kevin Hogan show the world what it takes to turn a passion for history and collecting into an industry leading company based right out of the Midwest.

This Wednesday, November 30th, Pat, Kevin and Rock Island Auction Company will be the feature of a new pilot episode on Discovery Channel about everything that goes into firearms auctioning.

Each year Rock Island Auction Company auctions off more than 20,000 firearms, each of which has its own history. Whether it was presented to the Sultan of Turkey, the first gun off the Colt assembly line, or grandpa’s sidearm from WWII, each gun has its story, and its price.

Collectors from around the world make their way to Rock Island, IL five times a year for their chance to take home their own piece of history, some paying close to a half million dollars for a single gun. And that’s only half the story.

The show sheds light to what happens before each auction. The challenges of finding firearms to bring to auction, researching their history, and meeting the collectors, their stories, and what drives them to bid are brought to the public’s eye. All while mixing in a bit of education on what makes a firearm that has been sitting in a closet for 30 years worth $125,000 or rifle thought to be $300,000 less than $40,000.

READY AIM SOLD will premiere on Discovery Channel Tuesday, November 29th at 10PM e/p.

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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. Visit:

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wanda bianco

Hi, I’m trying to find out the value, Of theses pieces And were to sell them.
Would you please tell me if you could help out?
I’m asking for my niece She’s in Wisconsin . I’m her aunt, Wanda Bianco.
The items are: 1862 3 inch James Ordinance rifle tube # 222 Pittsburg foundry 1862 traceable history.
& Confederate 24 pound Howitzer

Winchester collector

This show was “D.O.A.” by the executive’s of the Discovery Channel and the Canadian film.production company, as soon as they both were made aware of the “unethical and fraudulent wrongs” being perpetrated by the Rock island Auction Company and the “unethical miss dealings” orchestrated by none other than the “owner Pat Hogan” (President & father) of “Kevin Hogan” (son), and the serious statements made including the attempted miss information about a reported (“Fake Winchester model 1873 “one of one thousand rifle” (serial number 28038), that was in reality a very much an (original “100% AUTHENTIC 1 of 1000” winchester rifle)!… Read more »