(PRWEB) March 5, 2009
Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Premiere Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our regional sale ($2.2 million) proves that people are investing in what they know: firearms are solid investments that hold value through economic downturns. Investing and collecting opportunities abound at Rock Island's fantastic Spring Premiere. Gun collectors are seeing the worth of their investments. Hard assets are the place to invest your money and gun values continue to rise. This auction has firearms for every level of collecting. Search online catalog.
Three prominent collectors will be featured. The second part of the Will Hoffeld estate and firearms collection - a massive old time collection that is rarely seen today. Will Hoffeld was a well know and respected collector known for his detailed collecting of Colts and Colt Brevetes. A rare Colt holster model Paterson revolver No. 5 or "Texas Paterson" is one of the four Patersons in this auction and is a fine example of his grand collection. Over 700 Colts are in this sale! Nearly 25 engraved single action army's, led by a special order cased Abercrombie & Fitch custom engraved and gold inlaid Colt single action army revolver with steer head grips and extra cylinder dedicated to the author Andy Adams. Other exceptional Colts include a flattop double action model 1878 frontier revolver serial number 1 and nine inspected Colts including an outstanding Ainsworth inspected U.S. Colt model 1873 cavalry revolver with Kopec letter.
Frank Sellers, a respected Sharps expert, was the author of Sharps Rifles and over 20 other books. This auction will also have rare and unusual parts, patent models, and other items from this important gathering. Outstanding Sharps to be auctioned include a rare Sharps model 1877 No. 1 long range rifle and a rare Sharps model 1850 rifle with Robertson and Simpson breech block. A.C. Sharps Model 2B four barrel pepperbox pistol with magnificent relief carved ivory eagle grips is among the many fine sharps handguns in this auction.
Over 350 Deringers! Including over 50 high condition Henry and Philadelphia Deringers. A rarity at auction - an extremely rare engraved Butterfield patent self-priming deringer pistol. Other exceptional Henry deringers include a magnificent silver mounted/gold inlaid cased engraved pair of exhibition quality Henry deringer percussion pocket pistols and a superb cased, engraved and gold banded pair of Henry deringer percussion pistols with coin silver furniture.
The only factory documented 50/100 caliber Winchester model 1886 deluxe take-down lever action rifle with R.L. Wilson and George Madis letters of authenticity and over 250 Winchesters to be offered.
A collection from the Indian Wars contains fine trapdoors, Smith & Wessons, Colts, Remingtons and documented Custer battlefield relics. This collection has a very rare and historical Indian War silver presentation medal for valor, unique framed 19th century Native American ledger drawings - all Kepi's in the drawing show "7th" Cavalry and a documented 7th Cavalry trooper's ring recovered from the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Firearms from the Scott Meadows collection. A knowledgeable collector in his field, Scott Meadows is the author of U.S. Military Automatic Pistols Volume 1 & 2. His WWII U.S. Model 1911A1 Union switch and signal "presentation" pistol serial number 9 with box is one of the examples of the dozens of rare, experimental, and prototype 1911's in this auction. Nearly 200 1911's and Colt early automatics.
An exceptional WWII J.P. Sauer M30 Luftwaffe survival drilling with case and a deluxe, engraved, pre-war Walther model PPK pistol. An excellent WWII 'U.S. Property' marked M1A1 auto-ordnance Thompson sub machine gun with accessories is one of several Class III items in this sale. This auction also has over 25 M1 Grands and Carbines, U.S. Krag's, Johnson's, V-42 Stilettos.
Auction begins 10 am April 25, 26 & 27
Preview Friday, April 24 from 10 am - 6 pm
Location: 4507 49th Avenue, Moline IL 61265
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