Rock Island Auction Company

Based near Chicago, Rock Island Auction Company managed to become the most successful collectible firearms auction house in the world just ten years after its foundation in 2003 and has been setting world records in firearm sales since 2010 with a present achievement of 23,000 firearms sold annually. Its qualified firearm experts are in continual pursuit of first-class service and a reputation based on authenticity and excellence.


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Winchester Model 97 Take Down Slide Action Shotgun
Manufactured in 1943. Single bead sight, 2-3/4" chamber, full choke. Matching numbers, grooved forearm and deluxe buttstock with ebony black diamond inserts and a Pachmayr recoil pad. Length of pull approximately 13 1/2". BBL: 30 inch full choke round Stock: walnut Gauge: 12 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 891769 Rock Island Auction Company
Colt Model 1871-72 Open Top 44 Revolver
Highly prized by collectors for its limited production and significance as the first Colt revolver manufactured specifically for a metallic cartridge, the Model 1871-72 Open Top Revolver is the transition model between the Colt cartridge conversions and solid frame Single Action Army revolver, paving the way for the Single Action Army which was an immediate success shortly thereafter. Approximately 7,000 Model 1871-72 Revolvers were manufactured in 1872 and 1873. The barrel has the distinctive integral rear sight and one line " - ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW - YORK U.S. AMERICA" marking on top of the barrel and the two line, two patent dates on the left side of the frame. The cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas/ Mexico naval engagement scene, and partial serial number "376" and the complete serial number "2376" is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. The arbor pin and loading gate are both assembly numbered "1512". Rock Island Auction Company
Pre-Civil War Production Martially Marked U.S. Colt Model 1851 Navy-Army
Pre-Civil War Production Martially Marked U.S. Colt Model 1851 Navy-Army Revolver Manufactured in 1857, this revolver has the Third Model small rounded trigger guard, loading lever screw entering from the left side, and the beveled loading notch on the barrel lug. Guns in the 63000-79000 range were all Navy-Armies with the exception of a few 4 screw models cut for stocks. The barrel has a brass blade front sight and is marked with the legend "- ADDRESS COL. SAMl COLT NEW.YORK CITY-" followed by an "L" inspectors mark. The left side of the frame is stamped "COLTS/PATENT/U.S." The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Texas Navy battle scene and "COLTS PATENT". The full matching serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, cylinder, and back strap. The partial serial number "3622" is marked on the loading lever. There is an "A" behind the trigger guard, an "N" on the left rear shoulder, and an "L" on the left front shoulder. It is fitted with a smooth one piece walnut grip with a cartouche on each side. Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 73622 Class: Antique Condition: Good. The revolver has an overall mottled brown/gray patina with various minor dings, marks, scratches, oxidation, and some minor pitting. The muzzle is worn at the top. The loading lever screw is broke with half remaining on the slotted side. The silver plating is absent, and the exposed brass has an attractive aged patina. There are a series of marks on the butt. The marking are clear, and the naval scene can be seen despite the brown patina. The grips are very good with faint cartouches, some minor marks and dings and a small area turned to a light color on the upper right panel. Mechanically fine. Rock Island Auction Company
Smith & Wesson Model 53 .22 Magnum Jet Double Action Revolver with Box
Smith & Wesson Model 53 .22 Magnum Jet Double Action Revolver with Box Manufactured in 1961. This revolver features a fixed ramp front and an adjustable rear notch sight, casehardened wide checkered hammer and casehardened wide serrated trigger. Fitted with checkered walnut grips with silver S&W medallions. Original S&W box is hand numbered to the gun and includes 17 22LR chamber inserts, screwdriver, cleaning rod and papers. Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson Model: 53 BBL: 5 7/8 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 magnum jet Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: K440653 Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Excellent with 95% of the original blue finish, a very small spot of edge wear at the muzzle, some light surface scratches, and a drag line on the cylinder. The grips are very good with some light handling marks and bruising near the butt. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good. Rock Island Auction Company
Extremely Rare and Unique Documented Factory Special Order Winchester
Extremely Rare and Unique Documented Factory Special Order Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Saber Bayonet and Factory LetterWinchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with factory nickel plated receiver, forearm cap and buttplate and factory bayonet lug. The rifle is complete with a brass handle saber/sword bayonet and scabbard. This Second Model rifle has the dust cover guide attached to the receiver by two screws and a dust cover with serrated edges. The round barrel, full length magazine and loading gate are blue. The hammer and lever are casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and a sporting style rear sight with checkered edges. A lugs for the saber bayonet is located on the right side of the barrel and a stop for the baronet socket is located on the left side. The crescent buttplate has a sliding nickel plated trapdoor and the butt trap contains a jointed steel cleaning rod. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight. "50 CAL." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The top of the dust cover is roll-stamped "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS.". "50-95" is stamped on the nickel plated cartridge elevator. The upper tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1876" in fancy letters. The serial number "13853" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. The sword bayonet has a nickel plated 20 inch yataghan style blade and a cast brass hilt with bird's head pommel and cast feather motif grips. "B" is stamped on the obverse of the ricasso and an illegible proof mark is stamped on the reverse. "24" is stamped on the reverse of the guard. The bayonet is complete with a black leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. A similar bayonet is pictured on page 129 of "THE AMERICAN BAYONET" by A.N. Harden. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 50 Express caliber, round barrel, "Nickel trims", plain trigger, saber bayonet, that it was received in the warehouse on April 19, 1881 and shipped to order number 24373 on April 28, 1881.Manufucture: WinchesterModel: 1876BBL: 26 inch roundStock: walnutGuage: 50-95 ExpressFinish: nickel/blueGrips: Serial Number: 13853 Rock Island Auction Company
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