Auction Preview: RIAC Premiere Firearms Auction

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. _ Rock Island Auction Company will host its May 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction May 5-7. Included in the sale will be high-quality Winchesters, sporting guns, class III guns and selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection.

Winchesters

Stunning, Documented Factory Panel Scene Engraved, Gold Plated, Maple Stocked and Cased Winchester Deluxe Model 1866 Factory "On The Rocky Mountains" Display Lever Action Rifle

Documented Factory Panel Scene Engraved, Gold Plated, Maple Stocked and Cased Winchester Deluxe Model 1866 Factory “On The Rocky Mountains” Display Lever Action Rifle

Leading this pack of pristine historic pieces will be two rifles, each of which has earned its own name. “On the Rocky Mountains” is a treasure in the field of fine arms collecting. This iconic Model 1866 is the only known factory-engraved panel scene piece by Ulrich that is placed with a figured maple stock. The whorls and loops of the wood grain give the appearance of a fingerprint.

Extremely Rare and Equally Fine, 1 of Only 3 Documented, Factory Engraved, John Ulrich Signed Gold Plated Winchester "1 of 1000" Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

1 of 3 Documented, Factory Engraved, John Ulrich Signed Gold Plated Winchester “1 of 1000” Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

The second Winchester headlining this event is the “Midas Bull 1 of 1,000.” It is a Winchester Model 1873 “1 of 1,000” rifle that bears a lustrous golden finish. This exquisite piece has also been given a unique factory engraving, that of two distinct panel scenes, with each side’s scene depicting a large game bull.

High End Sporting

More than 700 sporting arms will be available in this sale including examples from Boss, Westley Richards, Holland & Holland, Rigby, Perazzi, Connecticut Shotgun, Krieghoff, Blaser and more.

Superb Sequential Pair of Elaborately Precious Metal Inlaid Hummingbird Westley Richards 410 Gauge Droplock Shotguns with Case

Sequential Pair of Metal Inlaid Hummingbird Westley Richards 410 Gauge Droplock Shotguns with Case

Class III

Extremely Rare World War II Fully Automatic NFA/Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Assault Rifle

World War II Fully Automatic NFA/Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 Paratrooper Assault Rifle

A selection of Class III and fully automatic weapons will be presented. More than 100 Class III items spanning the 20 century will be available, including 20mm anti-aircraft guns, dual-mounted 30 cals, Thompson machine guns, a Krieghoff FG42, numerous military rifles and LMGs, plus a generous helping of suppressors, SBRs, and many others. There will also be two Gatling guns and a Hotchkiss revolving cannon.

Exceptionally Rare and Magnificent, Documented Silver-Banded, Factory Cased Colt No. 5 Squareback Model Texas Paterson Percussion Revolver

Documented Silver-Banded, Factory Cased Colt No. 5 Squareback Model Texas Paterson Percussion Revolver

 

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