Military Firearms


RIA: Over 9,000 Firearms to Be Featured in Upcoming Gun Auction

The 2016 February Regional Firearms Auction promises to be the largest in Rock Island Auction Company history.
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The Birth of the 1911 Pistol

The 1911 is among the most recognizable pistol designs in the world, but the semiautomatic was not born overnight. In fact, the iconic firearm was a long, though worthwhile, effort to come up with a top-notch military sidearm.

The Striking New Ruger American Pistol

Ruger’s American Pistol was designed with the input of both the military and law enforcement. It appears to have plenty to offer shooters in and out of uniform.

Back-Up Guns on the Move in Colorado

Back-Up Guns, or BUGS, are the hot ticket for a gun selling in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

RIA Gun Auction: John F. Kennedy’s M1 Garand Sells for $149,500

Historic pieces, including Kennedy’s M1 Garand and a Heinrich Himmler presentation Walther PP highlighted Rock Island Auction Company’s September 2015 gun auction.

Photo Gallery: Sneak Peak at James D. Julia’s Firearms Auction

Check out the unique and historic guns slated for James D. Julia’s fall firearms auction.

Surging Interest in World War II Japanese Firearms

Vintage WWII Japanese firearms just keep on growing in popularity and price.
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Video: Inside Look at the AK-74

If you love the iconic family of Kalashnikov rifles, you’re certain to dig this great slow-motion footage of the AK-74 in action.

How to Start a Ruger Collection

From sixguns to bolt-guns, you can't go wrong by starting a Ruger collection. Here are some tips for getting started.

Early German Bolt-Action Sporters Set a Standard

With incredible designs and functionality, early German bolt-actions are solid collector’s pieces that won’t break the bank.

Market Trends: Top Dollar for M1 Garands

Tighter supplies of M1 Garands at a Wyoming auction house has meant higher prices and more fakes!

Market Trends: Surging Prices for SKS, Enfield and M1 Rifles

An online auction house has watched as prices for some of the 20th Century's best known battle rifles have gone through the roof as of late.

Canadian Rangers Get a New Rifle

Sako delivered 125 modified Tikka T3 Compact Tactical rifles to be tested as the Canadian Rangers’ new rifle.

RIAC Firearms Auction Sees Strong Mix of New and Old

Contemporary and classic guns had collectors reaching for their wallets at the Rock Island Auction Company latest event.

Video: The Basics of the Infamous AK-47

Think you know everything about the AK-47? Well, find out as this short video hits some of the major points regarding this influential rifle.
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Video: Everything You Wanted to Know About Arisaka Anti-Aircraft Sights

There were many odd and ambitious projects during World War II, but none more so than the Arisaka anti-aircraft sights as found on early Arisaka Type 99 rifles.


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