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Rock Island Auction’s premier 3-day sale featuring a diverse range of highly collectible lots starts August 25th. With a lineup of exceptional firearms, this auction has lots for shooters and collectors alike. Highlighted lots include a cased pair of deluxe factory engraved Colt Model 1860 Army percussion revolvers with hand-engraved cylinder scenes and a presentation inscription from Philo Parsons to Union Colonel Lewis B. Parsons, estimated at $450,000.00 to $650,000.00.

Also up for auction, is a highly desirable Colt Single Action Army Revolver, inspected by Ainsworth, and once belonging to the 7th Cavalry Custer Battle era, estimated at $190,000.00 to $350,000.00. An extremely fine cased Colt Paterson No. 2 Belt Model Percussion Revolver is expected to fetch $180,000.00 to $275,000.00.

Among the shotguns, are a magnificent, cased pair of master Philippe Grifnee signed Holland & Holland Model De Luxe shotguns with game scene engravings and gold inlays is estimated at $150,000.00 to $250,000.00.
These are just a few of the remarkable offerings in this auction. Other highlights include a Factory Engraved Gold Inlaid J. Rigby & Co. Double Rifle, a Gold Panel Scene Engraved Winchester 1866 Lever Action Rifle, and an Exhibition Quality S&W Model 53 Revolver owned by Elvis Presley. Click on the image for a link to the sale.


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A Scottish all-metal pistol from the 2nd quarter of the 19th C is one of the many attractive lots in Cowans online sale of the 18th. Other lots that will catch the eye of collectors include a Spencer model 1860 rifle with centerfire breechblock, a Sharps new model 1859 altered to cartridge, a percussion converted trade rile with massive 46-inch barrel by A.W. Spies, and a reconverted chief’s grade flintlock trade gun.

The sale also includes several good Winchesters, a range of US percussion revolvers including martially marked examples, as well as edged weapons and a good selection of modern guns. Click on the image for a link to the catalog.