Rock Island Auctions’ 2015 September Premiere Firearms Auction Was a Huge Success

Roy Rogers' Colt Single Action Army
Roy Rogers’ Colt Single Action Army
Rock Island Auction Company
Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island, IL -( The 2015 September Premiere Firearms Auction proved, once again, to be a top destination for collectors and investors of firearms, edged weapons, and militaria.

Some flew in from across the country while others drove hours for a chance to bid on high condition, rare, historic, and even one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime firearms. With so many incredible pieces crossing the auction block, the excitement continued throughout the weekend and after three days resulted in the incredible realized total of Over $13.6 Million!

All we can say is, “Thank you!” Thank you for trusting Rock Island Auction Company with your incredible firearms and as a trusted partner to help build your collections. Thank you for making the huge efforts to travel to our location. Thank you for your participation whether it was via phone, our website, in person, or even a simple fax. We hope that your experience and the guns will keep you all coming back for many more. Here are a few of the highlights from this past weekend.

  • Lot 1120: A historic Revolutionary War Brown Bess flintlock musket with its mountain of research and an original diary tantalized collectors and historians alike and sold for $126,500!
  • Lot 303: Roy Rogers’ Colt Single Action Army, engraved and gold plated by Cole Agee and wearing pearl grips, rode off into the sunset to a new home for $57,500. Happy trails indeed!
  • Lot 1807: President John F. Kennedy’s M1 Garand received worldwide attention prior to auction and it was reflected in the bids it received. One fortunate collector left with the historic battle rifle for $149,500!
  • Lot 1621: An über-rare German FG-42 paratrooper rifle made by Krieghoff proved that the sale price of one offered last September was no random spike. It sold even higher and rang the bell at $322,000!

To read about more of the results and trends that took place this weekend please click here to view the write up on our web site.

Our next auction…

Will be our Online Only Auction to be held Friday, November 6. Keep an eye on our newsletters for when the first batch of items will be posted online for bidding. Shortly thereafter will be our 2015 December Premiere Firearms Auction.

We are still accepting consignments for both of these events, so contact us today. The consignment deadline for the December sale is two weeks away! For more information on consigning with Rock Island Auction Company, please call 1-800-238-8022 or send an email to [email protected]

For those curious…

The Prices Realized from our September 2015 Premiere Firearms Auction are already available on our Online Catalog or by viewing the PDF document on our website. To use the Online Catalog, simply search for the item using a keyword, lot number, or any other of our search styles and hit enter. When the item appears, all the way on the right will be a button that says “View Price” and when you click it a pop-up window will appear with that item’s price. It’s as easy as that. Enjoy!

In the meantime…

Do you find yourself missing all the great looking guns and gun talk that happens during an auction? Check out our social media accounts! We post all sorts of photos, interesting stories, occasional quizzes, and even catalog specials.

You don’t even need an account to visit most of our pages.

About Rock Island Auction Company:

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s #1 auction company for firearms, bladed weapons and militaria. Founded in 1993 by its current Owner and President Patrick Hogan, RIAC continues to set records for sales and to lead the industry with its extensive and beautiful marketing efforts. Their 86,000 square foot facility hosts 5 auctions each year. They actively seek consignments, be it a single weapon or a collection of hundreds, a thousand dollar item or one million.

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-238-8022.