Rock Island Auction Company’s popular summer Regional Firearms Auction once again exceeds expectations by surmounting the sales high estimate by nearly $200,000 posting $4.7 million dollars in sales.
Gun collecting enthusiasts helped Rock Island Auctions realize over $12 million in sales, including many antique and military guns.
The Swiss Vetterli was the first bolt-action magazine-fed rifle adopted for military use.
The Civil War was a turning point in American history. Edward R. Crews describes the different weapons used by the Union and the Confederates and how the quality and availability of arms affected the outcome of the war.
Throughout the history of firearms development, no rifle has been produced in greater quantity or by more countries than has the Mauser. Here are 54 images from 54 countries showcasing the Mauser's many varieties.
The Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistol is the first military semiautomatic pistol to prove itself both rugged enough and reliable enough for field use, argues Massad Ayoob in his newly-released Greatest Handguns of the World, Vol. II.
The Rock Island Auction Co. based in Rock Island, Illinois, hosted its largest antique gun auction of the decade on April 20, 21 and 22, 2012. The auction generated $12.6 million in sales.
Editor’s Note: Click here for instant firearms values and gun prices. Ted Williams, also known as “The Kid”,” The Thumper” and, “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”, is marked down in history for his performance on the ball field. He’s one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was also a...
In the world of carrying handguns, a number of phrases have evolved to describe exactly what reason or method a handgun is carried in a particular way. There is “open carry” which is simply to carry a sidearm in plain sight. There is “concealed carry” which is self-explanatory. There is “constitutional carry” where a...