Rock Island Auction Company’s December Premiere Auction

One-of-a-Kind Winchester Prototype Revolver with Winchester Factory Documentation

One-of-a-Kind Winchester Prototype Revolver with Winchester Factory Documentation

Rock Island Auction Company would love to end the year on a high note, and 2016 is shaping up to be their best year in their 20+ year history. The 2016 December Premiere Auction is the perfect event to put a giant exclamation point on the year.

Taking place December 2 – 4, this event will proudly feature items from the third installment of the Robert “The Bear” Bretherton Collection, as well as items from Part II of the Robert M. Lee Collection. Those two names are arguably the greatest collectors of the 20th century, and having them both featured in one sale is an unbelievable windfall to aspiring collections in a wide variety of genres.

Documented Early DWM Model 1893 Borchardt Cased Pistol Rig Complete with Four Matching Magazines, Original Shoulder Stock, Leather Holster, Cheekpiece and Original Black Leather Covered Storage Case

Documented Early DWM Model 1893 Borchardt Cased Pistol Rig Complete with Four Matching Magazines, Original Shoulder Stock, Leather Holster, Cheekpiece and Original Black Leather Covered Storage Case

Experimental Colt Sidehammer Dragoon Revolver

Experimental Colt Sidehammer Dragoon Revolver

These two juggernauts first came together in our September Premiere Firearms Auction, and the results were outstanding. The December sale will pick up right where it left off in September. They offer collectors of every interest an unmatched balance of condition rarity, and diversity.

There are of course other offerings of antique and collectable firearms slated for the fall months. However, do not confuse the very good with the truly great. Rock Island Auction Company understands that their business is your passion and hobby. They understand the idea of a “hole filling piece” or a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” and in the December sale these opportunities are bountiful.

L.D. Nimschke Engraved, Sharps Model 1874 Long Range No. 1 Rifle with Extensive Documentation

L.D. Nimschke Engraved, Sharps Model 1874 Long Range No. 1 Rifle with Extensive Documentation

Well-Documented, Historic Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Dual Presentation Plaques Presented by The Winchester Repeating Arms Company to Captain Jack Crawford and then Gifted to Fellow Western Scout and Poet James Barton Adams

Well-Documented, Historic Factory Exhibition Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Dual Presentation Plaques Presented by The Winchester Repeating Arms Company to Captain Jack Crawford and then Gifted to Fellow Western Scout and Poet James Barton Adams

Cased Factory Engraved and Extensively Gold Inlaid Holland & Holland 12 Bore Double Hammer Rifle Made for on Special Order for the Nizam of Hyderabad

Cased Factory Engraved and Extensively Gold Inlaid Holland & Holland 12 Bore Double Hammer Rifle Made for on Special Order for the Nizam of Hyderabad

They come not only from the two aforementioned collections but also groupings as the second installment of the Thor Edgeberg Collection, Part III of the John H. Bill Collection of European Semi-automatic pistols, a staggering fourth installment of the Piedmont Collection of Kentucky flintlocks and high end European arms, the Gregory May Civil War Collection, the Dr. William A. “Bill” West Collection, and the second appearance of the Lt. Col. David Forsythe Collection.

It will all come together for a brief shining moment in December. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this spectacular sale.

 

Rock Island Auction Company

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website: www.rockislandauction.com

phone:800-238-8022 | fax: 309-797-1655 

7819 42nd Street West, Rock Island, IL 61201

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