Consignors selling 5,000 vintage firearms with Rock Island Auction Co. in February

ROCK ISLAND, IL – In 2011 Rock Island Auction Company moved their entire operation into a new 86,000 square foot facility, their television show “Ready, Aim, Sold” debuted, and lead the firearms auction industry in sales and number of firearms sold for the 8th year in a row.

Henry lever action rifleThis 1864 Henry lever action rifle is expected to sell for $9,000 to $10,000 at Rock Island Auction Co.’s regional firearm sale, Feb. 18-19, 2012.

Now that the dust has settled on a monumental year RIAC is on course to continue their success into 2012 with their Regional Firearms Auction Feb. 18-19, 2012. More than 2,200 lots featuring 5,200 firearms will cross the auction block bringing live bidders from nearly every major city in the Midwest and beyond.

Browning Renaissance style pistolThis Browning pistol engraved in the Renaissance style was manufactured in 1972. It could sell for $1,000 to $1,800.

More than 3700 firearms classified as Antique or Curio & Relic, 800+ Sporting Arms, more than 450 Colts, more than 400 Winchesters, and hundreds of Military items are up for sale during this two day auction. Some of the featured items will include a New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle, a J.C. Short Tyler Texas Marked Percussion Carbine, and a Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver. Firearms from Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger, Remington, Browning, Marlin, Stevens, Mauser, Springfield Armory, Walther, Sharps, Parker Brothers, Ithaca, Beretta, and many more will be included. Additionally this auction will feature an assortment of edged weapons, ammunition, books, holsters, military uniforms, firearms parts, gambling items and more!

The auction and full-day preview on February 17th will be held at the RIAC facilities in Rock Island at 7819 42nd Street West, Rock Island, IL. The entire catalog is available online in full color at Rock Island Auction. Live online bidding is available through Proxibid and iCollector.

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