Three huge days of guns await collectors and shooters of all disciplines in Rock Island Auction Company’s 2016 June Regional Firearms Auction June 24- 26. The sale will feature nearly 6,800 firearms in more than 3,400 lots plus bladed weapons, military artifacts, ammunition, holster rigs, firearms books and more. It’s RIAC’s final Regional Auction for the year and not a single item all weekend has a low estimate over $10,000. Only 18 lots have an estimate over $4,000.
Each day will open with a selection of Winchesters, including 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. 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. Also on the menu are British bolt actions in lot 2580, and a trio of Frommer pistols in lot 649. These are in addition to the scores of Japanese, Russian and other European military arms also on the menu.
Colts and other 19th century revolvers will attract plenty of 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 up for bids. The sale will include 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.
A “Preview Day” will take place at the RIA building Thursday, June 23. Visit www.rockislandauction.com/search or call 309-797-1500 or information.