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.
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.
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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The Smith & Wesson Model 1940 is one of WWII's more unusual weapons, but has become a favorite of gun collectors. Check out this video documenting the rise and fall of one of the war's more obscure and unusual firearms.
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Rock Island Auction Company's February Regional Firearms Auction contained a vast assortment of collectables and antiques, from engraved Henry rifles, World War II firearms, and militaria, to modern gems such as new in the box shotguns, rifles, and pistols.
When it comes to fake antique guns, it's easy to wind up as the proud owner of a dud. Even a trained eye can be fooled by modern reproduction firearms that have been faked to look like the real thing.