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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The ABC's of Shotguns

Some of you may have already seen many of the impressive numbers regarding our June 2013 Regional Auction.  Over 6,000 firearms in more than 2,700 lots are certainly numbers that indicate more people trust Rock Island Auction Company to sell their guns than any other auction house.  With this wonderful abundance of consignors we received a high number of shotguns.  That in mind, we are able to present to you "The ABC's of Shotguns"  Before you begin scrolling and clicking, you should know that many of the lots in our Regional Auctions contain several guns.  Since each picture is of one lot, there may be multiple guns in one photo.  If that is the case, I'll be sure to specify which firearm matches which letter of the alphabet.  Enjoy!

A - ArmaLite

A rare Armalite AR-17 Shotgun is shown on bottom.

B -  Browning

Browning Long Tang BT99 Single Barrel Trap Special Shotgun with Case

C - Colt

Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Factory Letter

D - Daly, Charles

Engraved Charles Daly Field Grade Over/Under Shotgun with Box

E - Evans, William

Engraved William Evans Side Lock Side by Side Shotgun

F - Fabrique National

Engraved Fabrique National Superposed Skeet Shotgun

G - German Shotgun

O. Th. Bautsch Berlin Double Barrel Side by Side Hammer Shotgun with Engraving and Gold Inlays

H - Husqvarna

Two Husqvarna "Lupara" Pattern Double Barrel Shotguns

I - Ithaca

Signed Engraved New Ithaca/Armi Beschi Grade 4E Double Barrel Side by Side 410 Bore Shotgun

J - Joseph Lang

The Joseph Lang side by side shotgun is pictured on top.

K - Kassnar Imports

Engraved Kassnar Windsor I Hammerless Shotgun is pictured on top.

L - Lanber Armas

Engraved Spanish Lanber Over/Under Shotgun

M - Mauser

Mauser Oberndorf Over/Under Skeet Shotgun

N - New Baker

The New Baker Model 1896 Shotgun is pictured in the center.

O - Over/Under

Armi Marocchi Field Master Over/Under Four Barrel Skeet Set Shotgun with Case and Accessories

Remington Model 12 Wingmaster Slide Action Shotgun with Weaver Qwik-Point Sight.  The Qwik-Point
sight can be seen prominently on the bottom shotgun. 

R - Ruger

Factory Engraved Savage Model 745 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

T - Tristar

Three boxed Tristar shotguns.

U - Ugartecha

Engraved Ugartechea Side by Side 1985 Ruffed Grouse Society Shotgun

V - Valtro

The Valtro Model PM5 Slide Action Shotgun with Extended Box Magazine is pictured on top.

W - Winchester

X - Super X

 The Winchester Super X Model 1 Semi-Automatic Shotgun is pictured on top.

Y - Youth Model

Winchester Model 120 Youth Slide Action Shotgun with Original Box is pictured on bottom.

Z - Zoli Rizzini

Abercrombie & Fitch Marked Zoli & Rizzini Side by Side Shotgun

Those are the ABC's of shotguns, folks!  These shotguns and MANY more will all be sold in our Regional Auction taking place June 28th, 29th, & 30th 2013.  All auctions are free to attend and open to the public.  Thursday is our Preview Day when we are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. so that you or an agent may touch, handle, inspect, and review any firearm on which you'd like to bid.  Can't make it to our auction?  Not a problem!  You may submit sealed bids via email, fax, or phone.  If you prefer to bid live, you may also bid using our online service or via telephone speaking with one of our many personable phone bidders.

To see all of this auction's shotguns, please click the categories listed below.  You may view all of our other categories by heading to  Happy viewing!


  1. Browning over Beretta or Benelli?

    Controversy incoming.

    1. I know. It was a rough choice for me as I shoot a Benelli myself. I'm just surprised that no one has yet given me a tough time about showing Ruger over a Remington. :)