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Rock Island's Regional Auction top 10 lots to watch

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Rock Island Auction first three-day Summer Regional
Firearms Auction is set to be one hot sale June 29-July 1

Nearly 6,000 firearms and 2,900 lots will be sold over three days at Rock Island Auction Company’s June 29, 30 & July 1 Regional Firearms Auction. The auction includes 3,850 items classified as antique or Curio & Relic and almost 2,000 sporting rifles, pistols and shotguns. No matter your involvement with firearms this auction is sure to have something for you. While it’s nearly impossible to narrow the list down, here is a top 10 list of the most interesting lots scheduled to cross the block:


Lot Number 37.
Engraved Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Carved Stock. This rifle has a lot going for it: its antique, gold plated and engraved with a carved stock, it truly has “the eyeball”. Not to be overlooked as a sound investment piece as Winchesters continue to appreciate in value. This beautiful Winchester lever action is accompanied by over 550 other Winchester rifles and shotguns throughout the sale.


Lot Number 274.
Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action 3rd Model Revolver with Box. Talk about affordable value! This is the perfect piece to get your collection started or even fill a hole in an already established collection. This outstanding little S&W revolver is in excellent condition; it retains nearly all of its original nickel finish and exhibits beautiful and vibrant case colors and is accompanied by its original box.


Lot Number 373.
Winchester Model 21 Standard Grade Double Barrel Shotgun. The Winchester Model 21 was the gold standard for many generations of sportsmen and embodies Winchesters commitment to quality, craftsmanship and reliability. This particular shotgun was manufactured in 1940 and is in excellent condition retaining 95% plus original blue finish.


Lot Number 687.
U.S. Inland M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with M3 Infrared Scope. Here is a chance to own one of the most coveted pieces for any serious military collector and at an affordable price. The M3 infrared scopes were the first successful night optics issued by the U.S. army. This is one of many U.S. Military firearms in the sale.


Lot Number 2177.
DWM Model 1914 Artillery Luger Pistol Dated 1917 with Stock/Holster and Snail Drum Loading Tool. This is a fine and affordable example of DWM Artillery rig which includes a rare snail drum loading tool. A quality lot which is sure to appreciate in time as WWII items continue to rise in value. This is one of approximately 175 lugers in the sale.


Lot Number 2206.
WWII German K98 Mauser Turret Style Sniper Rifle with Hensoldt-Wetzlar Scope. Here is a fine representative example of a WWII German Sniper Rifle with a very desirable scope. This sniper rifle is one of over 350 German military arms that will cross the block over the weekend.


Lot Number 2330.
Two Custom Built Winchester Model 70 Rifles. Both of these rifles were custom built by hand and fixed with Lightseeker 30 scopes. Both are in different calibers and remain in very good to excellent. One of many lots of sporting rifles, pistols, and shoguns.


Lot Number 2444.
Five Neon Novelty Beers Signs. This lot is one of 20 collectible neon beer sign lots featured in this auction sure to look good hanging in your gun room or garage.


Lot Number 4078.
Factory Engraved Colt Model 1860 Percussion Army Revolver. This could be the buy of the auction. Talk about quality and rarity, here is a factory engraved Colt 1860 Army British proofed and manufactured in the middle of the American Civil War.


Lot Number 4238.
Fairbairn-Sykes Combat Dagger with Scarce "Pancake Flipper" Style Scabbard, here is a rare variation of a highly collectable fighting knife. A solid example of the many “non-gun” featured lots in this auction which include but are not limited to: ammunition, uniforms, custom knives, swords, bayonets, bronzes and books.

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