Rock Island Auction Company has enjoyed a profitable year, something that continued on through its July event. The company staged the largest auction in its history, which turned out to be the third-most profitable.
Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.
The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.
Collectors know Colt handguns can get top dollar. That's the case at an Ohio auction house, but in a twist it has been the newer models that have gotten the bidders pulling their money out.
Big crowds and intense bidding battles made for an action-filled weekend at Rock Island Auction Company’s latest event, which surpassed $14.7 million in sales.
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Due to their affordability, Ruger single-action revolvers have gained interest of collectors. But to get top dollar, means having a lot of accoutrements.
When it comes to classic big-bore handguns it's hard to top Webley Revolvers. The firearms have been a popular choice for buyers at one Virginia auction house in recent months.
Everybody has heard of the 1911, arguably it is America's semi-automatic pistol. But Savage came up with a handgun that nearly beat out John Browning's legendary design.