8 Unusual Guns in RIAs December Premier Auction

Rock Island Auctions’ latest Premiere Auction, running from the 30th November to the 2nd December, has some extremely interesting and unusual firearms. Ranging from 18th century air guns to 20th century military prototypes lets take a look at some of the most interesting.

8 Unusual Guns in RIAs December Premier Auction Fort Ellis XR86 Experimental Rifle – Estimate Price: $3,750 – $5,000

Wilfred Ellis “Fort Ellis” XR86 (RIA)

First up is the most modern of the unusual firearms, assembled in 1986 by Wilfred Ellis, a police officer and gunsmith. This ‘franken-rifle’ brings together parts from an AR-15, an M14/M1A and the M60 (specifically the flash hider). The side-loading XR86 uses an AR-15 bolt and has a gas piston system hidden beneath its handguard. A one of a kind build.

Andreas Weschgin Air Gun – Estimate Price: $13,000 – $19,000

Andreas Weschgin Air Gun (RIA)

One of a large collection of historic air guns up for auction, this German example dates from the 1700s. This Andreas Weschgin-made gun is styled after earlier European wheel-lock hunting rifles.

Vickers-Berthier Model 1919 Rifle – Estimate Price: $25,000 – $40,000

Vickers-Berthier “Model 1919” Semi-Automatic Rifle (RIA)

Designed by French Gen. Andre Berthier, this ‘model 1919’ rifle is believed


Originally posted on The Firearm Blog