Rock Island Auction loaded for June 20-23 firearms sale

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Rare factory engraved and silver-plated Colt Bisley Model revolver with pearl grips. Estimate: $16,000-$22,500. Rock Island Auction image

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Rock Island Auction’s June 20–23 Regional Firearms Auction will have more guns that any other auction in the company’s history. There are more than 10,000 firearms in this massive four-day event. The selection and variety will be better than ever as collectors flock to the biggest gun event of the summer. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Rock Island Auction is presenting a highly desirable and rare individually shipped silver-plated and factory engraved Colt Bisley revolver (above) with its factory letter. According to The Books of Colt Firearms by R. L. Wilson, engraved Colt Bisley revolvers are extremely hard to come by with only about 60 ever produced. Combined with factory silver plating and pearl grips, this Colt is a unique specimen indeed.

Another exceptional highlight comes from New Haven Arms and saw extensive use by the 97th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This historic Henry rifle was manufactured in November of 1863 and undoubtedly saw much action throughout the war, as the 97th participated at the siege of Vicksburg, the Battle of Chattanooga, the Battle of Atlanta, and Sherman’s March to the Sea. This is perhaps one of the finest historically significant guns in the auction.

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Desirable U.S. Contract Henry lever-action rifle documented to the 97th Indiana Infantry Regiment. Estimate: $$22,500-$35,000. Rock Island Auction image

There will be an incredible selection of collectible firearms: Winchester, Colt, military arms from the U.S. and abroad, Civil War arms and more. What many people don’t know is that RIAC’s Regional Auctions also offer an outstanding assortment of “normal” guns too.

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Rare early Mauser Model 1914 ‘Humpback’ semi-automatic pocket pistol, serial number 15, with Mauser 4mm conversion kit. Estimate: $3,500-$5,500. Rock Island Auction image

There are firearms for every shape and purpose. Rifles and shotguns for hunting, pistols for plinking and EDC, modern sporting rifles for fun and home defense, and anything else one can imagine.

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Colt Model 1902 Sporting semi-automatic pistol manufactured in 1903, with an extra magazine and a set of pearl medallion grips. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Rock Island Auction image

In addition to modern arms, there are also classics from decades past, bridging the gap between antiques and today’s guns. Classic Smith & Wesson revolvers, beautiful Winchester bolt actions, target pistols, and a smorgasbord of yesteryear’s sporting arms and designs.

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Scarce Parker Brothers VH Grade 28 gauge double-barrel shotgun with case, manufactured in 1911. Estimate: $2,500-$4,500. Rock Island Auction image

As always, Rock Island Auction Co.’s Regional Auctions have more than just guns up for bidding. Bidders will find ammo, knives, books, uniforms and bronzes. This sale contains a collection of fine knives and edged weapons, with many lots including multiple blades for an easy way to jump-start a collection at an attractive price.