This December Rock Island Auction Company will bring an auction to the collecting public certain to end the year on a most memorable note. Just before the holidays, collectors across the country and around the world will be checking items off their wish list as world class firearms find new collections to call home.
Currently topping this perennial favorite manufacturer is a silver gilded, engraved Henry – a deluxe rifle certain to endear itself to lever gun collectors. Also notable from the hundreds of rifles available is a Winchester First Model 1873 “One of One Thousand” rifle.
High End Sporting
The most respected and well-known names in the genre will be out in full force showing off their superior quality and remarkable craftsmanship. Holland & Holland, Rigby, Parker, Greener, Heym, and more. Serving as flagship will be the pair of Philippe Grifnee engraved and gold inlaid H&H Royal Deluxe shotguns. This 28 gauge chambered and cased pair is fresh to market. They are two of the five Holland & Holland arms in this sale graced by Grifnee’s artistry.
Also of interest to shooters and collectors of sporting arms will be the excellent selection of large bore hunting rifles in exotic and powerful calibers.
Of significant interest will be a historical Colt Walker marked as issue to C Company, Walker’s own unit. One of only 220 ever made, these revolvers are the Holy Grail for many collectors. However, leading the way for Colts will be a first year production, cased and factory engraved Model 1862 Police revolver presented by Samuel Colt to Major Charles Traintor Baker. Baker receiver another Colt from Colt and it currently resides in the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, given the date of the presentation, it was likely one of the Colt ever presented before his death.
These are only the beginning! Artisan antiques, Smith & Wesson revolvers, and military arms will also be well represented.
Seeking Consignments for Our Upcoming Auctions:
Premiere: April 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018
Regional: 2018 Regional Auctions
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RIAC will be attending the following gun shows:
The TGCA Show in Fort Worth, TX – October 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2017
The Tulsa Arms Show in Tulsa, OK – November 11th & 12th, 2017