Moline, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2009
Rock Island Auction presents rare, famous and historical firearms in their September 11-13 firearms and antiques auction. There will be a Walter Earp (great grand nephew of Wyatt Earp) presentation Colt single action "Buntline Special", a William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) presentation inscribed Colt Model 1903 Hammerless 32 Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol, a documented Blackpowder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter and Cowboy Hat Owned by John Hart, "The Lone Ranger" plus firearms of William Bill Tilghman, Turner Kirkland, Arvo Ojala "Gunsmoke", Texas rangers and Western Sheriffs.
There will also be a very nice grouping of firearms from the museum dedicated to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The two Winchester Model 21 Grand American's were custom built for Roy with all the gold inlays specifically selected by him. It is neat to see the Cowboy Colt SA's of the hero many knew as a kid. Another item is the Audie Murphy presentation Colt SAA to Roy.
Exceptional pieces of history can be obtained in the many significant Civil War era pistols, rifles and muskets. The Civil war selection touts a historic Smith & Wesson No. 2 old model army revolver, inscribed to Civil War hero Colonel Augustus van Horn Ellis, and a rare special order Sharps Model 1859 carbine, inscribed Capt. J.W. Carr 2 New Hampshire Volunteers with double set triggers. There are four volcanic pistols and carbines, and five Henry lever actions lead by a very fine Civil War 3rd regiment U.S. veteran volunteer infantry martial inspected Henry lever-action rifle.
Several astounding centerpieces for the Winchester collector can be found in this auction. The finest known, factory engraved, digital "1 of 1000" Winchester model 1873 headlines the incredible selection of Winchesters. Its 1-1000 inscription is digital, one of less than ten ever done by the factory; the factory engraving is again, one of less than ten! An exceptional, Conrad Ulrich engraved, silver-plated, deluxe Winchester Model 1866 lever action rifle is not to be missed. In all, there are over 500 Winchesters with many quality examples in all price ranges. Lever actions in every model will be offered starting with Volcanics, Henrys and 1866's through 1895's, and more.
There are over 50 Winchester Model 70's in this auction, several desirable calibers, many new in box, pre-64's and some pre-war. An example is a spectacular pre-64 first year Winchester super grade Model 70 bolt action rifle in extremely rare .338 Winchester magnum caliber with factory box.
Rock Island Auction Company
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Moline, IL. 61265
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