Photo Gallery: RIAC September Premier Firearms Auction Preview

Photo Gallery: RIAC September Premier Firearms Auction Preview

Rock Island Auction Company is gearing up for its Sept. 11-13 Regional Firearms Auction. And for collectors, the event should provide an incredible opportunity to bid on some truly historic firearms. In addition to having firearm designs spanning the past five centuries, the sale will also include a number of guns from notable collections and owners. Here is a brief look at some of the more impressive items of the 3,000 or so that will be crossing the block.

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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