Rock Island Auction Sees Strong Sales

Two shotguns including a Belgium Browning Commemorative and a Savage Arms Model 24E over/under rifle shotgun $4,313
Two shotguns including a Belgium Browning Commemorative and a Savage Arms Model 24E over/under rifle shotgun $4,313

Regional sales at RIAC contain more affordable antiques and beginning collector’s items that normally attract “regional” bidders (people within a five hour driving radius). However, the two-day sale drew bids from all over the country, bidders traveled from as far away as Australia.

The top sellers include a Smith & Wesson number three old model Russian revolver with shoulder stock that sold for $8,050 and three barreled Sharps Receivers which sold for $6,900.

Custom Engraved Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Case $4,313
Custom Engraved Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Case $4,313

Collectors drove the price on a rare first model Virginia manufactured flintlock musket with bayonet to $6,325.

A deluxe Winchester model 1886 lever action rifle with 40-82 chambering brought an above estimate price of $3,450.

A breech loading brass cannon drew bidding interest and fetched a price of $4,600.

U.S. military also did very well bringing $3,737 for a U.S. Saginaw carbine with paratrooper stock.

Beginning and mid-level collectors also saw opportunities to fill their collections. A consecutively serial numbered pair of Roosevelt commemorative Winchester 94s sold for $1,840 and Colt buntline special single action revolver with holster and extra grips brought $1,725. Sportsmen saw bidding opportunities in a Parker Bros V grade double barrel boxlock shotgun reached $1,955.

Rock Island expects to build upon the success of the regional sale with a Fall Premiere Auction to be held September 11, 12 and 13. This auction will offer firearms for every level of collecting including Colts, Winchesters, U.S., European and Japanese military, deringers and hundreds of fine sporting arms.

The sale will feature firearms from the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans museum. Other famous and historical firearms associated with Walter Earp, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, William “Bill” Tilghman, Turner Kirkland, John Hart “The Lone Ranger” and Arvo Ojala “Gunsmoke” plus Texas Rangers, Western Sheriffs and more.

The sporting collection of E. Warner Bacon will be offered with many scarce and high conditioned Ithacas. There are also over 50 Model 70’s, several desirable calibers, many in original boxes Also included in this auction is an impressive Victorian collection of gambling items, spurs, saloon pieces, ivory canes, advertising signs and collectables. Visit www.rockislandauction.com for more information.

Prices shown include 15% buyer’s premium.

Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $700.00 – $900.00

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Sporting Rifle    $700.00 – $900.00

Two Winchester Lever Action Rifles -A) Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $1,000.00 – $1,400.00
Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Sporting Rifle    $1,000.00 – $1,400.00

Two Winchester Lever Action Rifles -A) Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $1,100.00 – $1,700.00

Smith & Wesson Number Three Old Model Russian Revolver with Shoulder Stock  $8,050
Smith & Wesson Number Three Old Model Russian Revolver with Shoulder Stock  $8,050

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle    $1,100.00 – $1,700.00

Two Winchester Long Guns -A) Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine    $600.00 – $1,000.00
Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle    $600.00 – $1,000.00

Two Winchester Lever Action Rifles -A) Early Production Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle    $1,000.00 – $1,500.00

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $1,000.00 – $1,500.00

Two Colt Lightning Slide Action Rifles -A) Colt Lightning Slide Action Medium Frame Rifle    $800.00 – $1,200.00
Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle    $800.00 – $1,200.00

Two Antique Winchester Lever Action Rifles -A) Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle    $650.00 – $850.00
Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $650.00 – $850.00

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle    $600.00 – $1,000.00

Two Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifles -A) Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle    $600.00 – $1,000.00
Third Winchester Model 1873 in Scarce 22 Long Caliber    $1,500.00 – $2,000.00

Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with 40-82 Chambering and Special Order Features    $1,300.00 – $1,800.00

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle    $1,200.00 – $1,800.00

Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Sling    $900.00 – $1,300.00

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $1,000.00 – $1,300.00

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket    $1,000.00 – $1,200.00

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $900.00 – $1,200.00

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle    $700.00 – $1,100.00

Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle    $700.00 – $1,100.00

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