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Rock Island, Illinois - This May, collectors will be grappling to get their hands on several historical art pieces that will be up for auction during Rock Island Auction Company’s first Premier Firearms Auction of 2022, Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15. Featuring some of the most rare and exquisite pieces available, RIAC is will bring gun, art and history enthusiasts an incredible collection of items to bid on.

A few highlights of the auction


Ulysses S. Grant Cased Remington New Model Army Revolvers
Incredibly Historic, National Treasure, Documented, L.D. Nimschke Master Engraved Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolvers with Patriotic Eagle and Portrait Raised Relief Carved Grips Presented to Commander of the Union Armies and Future President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant


Custer Battle Pick-up Colt SAA
Historic, Finest Known "Lot Five" Ainsworth Inspected Custer Battle U.S. Cavalry Model Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Holster and Kopec Gold Seal Letter Documented as a Battlefield Pick-Up


Colt Paterson Model 1839 Revolving Shotgun
Exceptional and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839 Percussion Revolving Shotgun


Colt Model 1851 Navy, Attributed to Wild Bill Hickok
Factory Engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver Attributed to Wild Bill Hickok and Formerly Displayed with Its Mate at the Cody Firearms Museum


Brown Brothers Engraved P.V. Nelson Ejector Shotgun
Absolutely Stunning Rococo Style Greco-Roman Fantasy Themed Brown Brothers Signed, Deep Relief Engraved, and Gold Inlaid P. V. Nelson Best Quality Sidelock Over/Under Ejector Shotgun


J. Edgar Hoover’s Colt Single Action Army Revolver
Documented, Exceptional, Historic FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover Factory Presentation Colt Pre-War/Post-War Single Action Army Revolver with Pearl Grips, Original Box and Factory Letter.

Event and Bidding Details

Rock Island Auction Company will host a Preview Day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Preview and auction days are open to the public. Interested buyers can bid in-person or live right from the webpage using a virtual platform, RIAC Live. Participants may bid via third-party websites that host the auction. Absentee bids can also be submitted to RIAC via any number of means: our website, email, fax, phone, or by mailing in an Absentee Bid Form. As with all forms of bidding, participants must be registered to bid prior to auction.


Rock Island Auction
7819 42nd Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201, USA

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