Tag Archives: Rock Island Auction Company

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The last martial Colt Walker revolver, in museum-worthy condition, sold for $1.035 million at Premier Gun Auction #77 held Sept. 6-8 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich Winchester 1895 that once belonged to famed Western author Zane […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver, known as the “Danish Sea Captain Walker”, sold for $1.84 million at a Premiere Firearms Sale held April 13-15 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Civil War salvage Navy […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Colt police revolver, $460,000, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Colt police revolver, $460,000, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Samuel Colt cased presentation model 1862 police revolver sold for $460,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 1-3 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Winchester model 1873 “One of a Thousand” rifle rang out at $448,500; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An engraved lever-action Henry rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Gun Auction held June 22-25 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Borchardt pistol in fair condition sold for $17,250; an engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle hit the mark […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Elvis Presley’s engraved, inlaid and carved Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 double-action revolver, which he gifted to then-Vice President Spiro Agnew, sold for $195,500 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held May 5-7 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, Presley’s Colt […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1866, $483,000, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A German silver framed, exhibition quality, panel scene engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle, with ties to trick shot Chevalier Ira Paine (“Master Shooter of the World”), sold for $483,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Sept. 9-11 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1886 rifle, $1.265 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Winchester Model 1886 rifle (serial #1) and a pocket watch presented to Capt. Henry Lawton following the surrender of the Apache leader Geronimo, sold for $1.265 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held April 29-May 1 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt/Vickers machine gun, $16,100, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Colt/Vickers Model 1915 “Balloon Buster” Class III machine gun sold for $16,100 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 25-28 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a pair of engraved Henry rifles (the predecessor to the Winchester rifle) hit […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Historical shirt of armor, $2.3 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A historical shirt of armor dating back to a 15th century Egyptian sultan sold for $2.3 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 4-6 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich engraved, gold inlaid Winchester 1894 rifle […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Colt Paterson revolver, $414,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'N Paddles: Colt Paterson revolver, $414,000, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Colt Paterson revolver No. 1, the earliest known factory-engraved Colt revolver, sold for $414,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held April 24-26 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a high-condition, triple-signed, master engraved Belgium Browning Olympian-grade rifle rang out […]