Since 1981, John has traveled over 3 million miles buying, selling, and appraising Civil War items. For 23 years he was a partner in Stone Mountain Relics, Inc. Stone Mountain Relics has sold well over $25,000,000 in Civil War memorbilia in just the last 10 years (1993-2002). These items have included some of the finist firearms, swords, and uniforms to ever come on the market. He consistently travels over 100,000 miles a year attending all major antique arms and Civil War shows as well as all major auctions of Civil War items. He can provide servies in securing the finest items with guaranteed authenticity to the most discerning collector or institution.

As an accredited appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America, he can provide appraisals for authenticity, values for estates, I.R.S. charitable contributions, as well as for insurance. John is a member in good standing with many antique arms and Civil War associations. John currently holds lifetime memberships in these organizations:
  • Southeastern Antique Arms Collectors Association
  • Penn. Antique Gun Collectors Association
  • Ohio Gun Collectors Association
  • Forks of the Delaware Weapons Association
  • Texas Gun Collectors Association
  • Ohio Valley Military Society
  • Antique Bowie Knife Association
  • Colorado Gun Collectors Association
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