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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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I have some items for sale here and thought some of you might be interested. When I get my item's inventory number I'll post it but until then there are some interesting things for sale:

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WOW, there's a lot of beautiful inventory here! Damn... sure wish I could invest in some more hardware. Might have to forego buying Christmas gifts!
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I'm telling ya, I dropped off my piece last June at this place and it is quite an operation. Might be a way to beat wall street for investments.

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Hell, I'm interested in just going out and attending the preview day, just to check out all the hardware!

Hmmm... anyone else want to drive on out there and spend a day wandering around? :-D
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Id live to get a "cowboy rifle" like the one Chuck Connors had back in the day.

What does one in .45 run?
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Id live to get a "cowboy rifle" like the one Chuck Connors had back in the day.

What does one in .45 run?
More information on Connor's 1892 .44-40 Winchester carbine:

http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/A...ction_id=19584

Base replicas can be had for under $1k easy.
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That is pretty wicked. There are some others that are beauties too.

This is the preimier auction. It only takes place 2 times per year in June and Dec so RIA has spent over 6 months bringing in inventory. Their appraisers are fairly knowledgeable and all items are reviewed by a team of appraisers instead of just one or two subject matter experts.

There are going to be some great deals, especially if you are looking for something that isn't being hunted down be everyone in the market. That's because they price the opening bid at lower than the market price. So if you are the only bidder you might pick up something at 50% off.

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Rock Island Auction Company presents a
Premiere Firearms Auction - December 6th, 7th & 8th

In today's market, as stock prices plummet, hard collectables such as firearms are holding their value. Collectable firearm prices have continued to rise despite a volatile economy. There are firearms in this auction for every level of collector, from beginning to advanced, from $500 - $500,000

The best part: over 2700 pieces, 95% are UNRESERVED!
What does this mean for you as a buyer?
You are bidding against fellow collectors and NOT a house reserve.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

In this auction: Search Online Catalog Now
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THE WILL HOFFELD ESTATE AND FIREARMS COLLECTION -
This collection is a study in the manufacturing of firearms, and more
particularly - Colts. From Colt prototypes and Brevetes to semi-automatics, this
large collection is comprehensive. Also from this Estate: Over 70 swords -
many ornate inscribed Civil War swords, Over 100 canes - many ornate carved
ivory examples, 4 vintage vehicles, including a '39 Plymouth pickup, and a '49
Chevy coupe.

OVER 1000 COLTS! The largest number of Colts ever offered by RIAC! Over
350 Percussions (8 Patersons and 2 Walkers), over 80 Colt Brevetes, over 150
1st generation Colt SAA's, over 50 1877's & 78's, over 40 Deringers, over 50
1911's, AND MANY MORE!

OVER 500 SPORTING ARMS! Shotguns, rifles, and pistols for the average
sportsman, to the high-end collector.

OVER 500 MILITARY ITEMS! Arms from the Revolutionary War to WWII.
Representing arms from the U.S., Germany, Japan, and other European
nations.

OVER 150 CIVIL WAR ITEMS! Representing both the Union and the
Confederacy including many firearm and non-firearm lots

OVER 300 WINCHESTERS! All models represented from 5 Henrys to
Commemoratives.

OVER 75 SINGLE SHOTS! From manufacturers such as Stevens, Ballard,
Winchester, & Marlin, just to name a few.

OVER 2000 ITEMS CLASSIFIED AS ANTIQUE OR CURIO AND RELIC

AND MUCH MORE!



Auction times:
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Preview -
Friday, December 5th: 10am - 6pm
Auction -
Saturday, December 6th: 8am - 10am
Sunday, December 7th: 8am - 10am
Monday, December 8th: 8am - 10am

Viewing is open all day during the auction Saturday and Sunday
on items not being sold that particular day.
Auction Commences at 10am Saturday, Sunday, & Monday

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Gorgeous rifle!

I wonder how active this auction will be, given the election fallout.
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Gorgeous rifle!

I wonder how active this auction will be, given the election fallout.
A collector is a collector. Right now buying an undervalued item might be a good way to diversify your investments.

For me, I just had this thing in a closet where no one could enjoy it. I was afraid that it might get damaged by a kid or something falling on it. Of course I'm only selling it because it really didn't have any personal family history whereas my other items do.

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