Rock Island Auction Company Premiere Firearms Auction Realizes $14.5 Million Rock Island, Illinois. The Most Anticipated Firearms Auction in the company’s history grossed $14.5 million dollars in sales bringing Rock Island’s 2012 annual sales to over $34 million with one Pre
as prices for these two genres continue to soar. A 1943 dated Krieghoff Luger rig with Lutfwaffe Proofed holster and two matching magazines brought $46,000.00. An original early production model 1902 DWM Luger carbine with matching shoulder stock commanded $43,125.00. While the U.S. military grouping saw an exceptional World War II U.S. Singer Manufacturing Company 1911A1 bring $69,000.00 and serial number 119 Springfield Armory Rod Bayonet 1903 went for $40,250.00.
Other notable sales include a Angelo Bee master engraved Winchester Model 21 Shotgun for $46,000.00, an 1987 Humvee brought $37,375.00, an early Colt Model 1921 Fully Automatic Thompson Sub Machine Gun sold for an impressive $48,875.00 and a Washington Territory shipped Sharps Model 1874 sold for $20,750.00. A historic Napoleon Bonaparte presentation silver hilted French Saber sold for $63,250.00 and a rare 2nd Light Horse Lancers of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard Czapka brought $21,850.00
Touted as Rock Island Auctions “most anticipated sale in the company’s history” the sale was comprised of four well known estate collections headlined by the world renowned Gateway Collection. “The offering of firearms was truly an unprecedented event for the gun collecting community as these key collections had been assembled for over a half a century. Collectors will go a life time without seeing some of these extreme rarities ever offered for public sale again”, said Hogan, who also has the pleasure of selling part II of the Gateway Collection in November.
For more information regarding this sale or interest in selling with Rock Island Auction Company call 800-238-8022 or visit www.rockislandauction.com.