Rock Island Auction is shooting for the stars in 2015, with one of the company's largest events upcoming. Check out some of the rare and historic handguns and rifle that will be crossing the block.
One of the most famous smokeless powder military cartridges in history actually started out as a black-powder round. Here’s a look at the load and the revolutionary new repeating rifle that chambered it – the Lee-Metford.
In what can only be described as an amazing find, a Winchester Model 1873 was discovered leaning under a tree at Great Basin National Park.
Most guns are reactive products of their times, fulfilling a need that exists. But the Savage 99 was ahead of the curve, in both design and calibers. Moreover, it was invented by a man as remarkable as the rifle that bore his name.
Hornady is better known for manufacturing reloading supplies and ammunition. But the renowned company has recently taken a foray into gun making, producing a one-of-a-kind rifle now up for auction.
German arms, particularly Luger pistols, have been the hot ticket for an Iowa auction house. Not only have they moved quickly, but also drawn top bids.
In the shadow of the Black Friday shopping weekend, the gun auction scene was red hot as Rock Island Auction Company’s December 2014 Premiere Firearms Auction saw collectible firearms selling like flat screen TVs.
Like most companies, 20-gauge shotguns were late additions to Browning's catalog. But, the wait was worth it, with two of the iconic manufacturer's most popular models being produced in the lighter bore.
Hunters, settlers and soldiers boosted their reach and firepower with metallic cartridges and Sharps rifles. And while the design is more than 150-years-old, it's still is holding its own.