Rock Island, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- Three huge days of guns await collectors and shooters of all disciplines in Rock Island Auction Company’s 2016 June Regional Firearms Auction.
From June 24 – 26 you’ll have the opportunity to bid on nearly 6,800 firearms in over 3,400 lots plus bladed weapons, military artifacts, ammunition, holster rigs, firearms books, and more. It’s our final Regional Auction for the year and collectors are in for a treat: normally these auctions can feature collectibles well over $20,000, but there’s not a single item all weekend with a low estimate over $10,000. Only 18 lots have an estimate over $4,000! That means thousands of affordable collectible firearms, hunting pieces, sporting arms, and defense weapons will all up for grabs at estimates acceptable to even the most cost conscious enthusiasts. Each day opens with its own outstanding selection of Winchesters, even desirable 1866 lever actions.
Led by the example in lot 4000, with its Henry barrel markings, there are a DOZEN of these iconic repeaters in this Regional event. It’s an incredible chance to grab a classic Winchester at a fraction of the price paid by top collectors. From this highly regarded manufacturer, there are also other classic lever actions, Model 12 shotguns, Model 70 rifles, slide action plinkers, and plenty of desirable pre-64 guns.
German and European are also featured prominently in the sale with several Lugers and Walthers earning some of the auction’s top estimates. Other nationalities aren’t far behind such as the British bolt actions in lot 2580, or a trio of Frommer pistols in lot 649. These are in addition to the scores of Japanese, Russian, and other European military arms also present.
Finally, we’ll mention the Colts and other 19th century revolvers that should also attract collectors’ attention. Lot 2093 is a cased, engraved, and British proofed Colt Third Model Dragoon that holds the top estimate of the auction, but many other Single Action Army revolvers are not far behind. For that matter, neither are the three different offerings of the scarce Smith & Wesson Model 320 revolving rifle. Available with a 16, 18, or 20-inch barrel, each comes with its stock, and is an easy way to own an unusual and rare collector’s item – only 977 were ever produced in their 8 year run.
2016 is already a record-breaking year for Rock Island Auction Company. Join in our June Regional sale and find out why more people than ever are bidding, buying, and consigning with us. We also invite you to our facility Thursday, June 23 for our Preview Day. Held the day prior to the auction, it’s your chance to inspect, shoulder, draw, or just hold any item in the sale. Plan on a fun filled day with an immense preview hall full of guns, friendly collectors, and helpful staff all in our state-of- the-art facility. Come join us for the Preview Day as well as the sale, and head over to www.rockislandauction.com/search to find the items you’ve been seeking.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 309-797- 1500 or email us at [email protected] and we would be more than happy to assist you.
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 www.RockIslandAuction.com or call 1-800-238-8022.