is a recognized Authority on Antique and Civil War Firearms, Swords, Weapons and related Artifacts, 1700 - 1899.
has bought, sold and collected some of the most important Antique Sword, Firearm and Artifact collections ever brought to market to include the well known "Richard Johnson Collection of American and Civil War Swords" and the model inclusive "Fred Toedtman Collection of Antique Colt Firearms".
has also handled some of the finest investment quality Presentation Colts, Winchesters, Volcanics, Sharps, Smith & Wessons
, Civil War Flags, Uniforms, Artifacts and U. S. Martial Arms ever offered for sale.
has been acknowleded by the authors of several numerous works on Collector Arms to include "The Henry Rifle" by Les Quick, "Civil War Swords" by John Thilmann and many Colts in his
personal collection grace the pages of "The Book of Colt Engraving", by R. L. Wilson.
Michael is a past or current member of the Collectors Arms Dealers Association, Civil War Dealers and Collectors Association, Mid-America Antique Arms Society, Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association, The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, The National Rifle Association (life member), The Kentucky Rifle Association and was the first out-of-state resident to be voted to the board of directors of the Texas Gun Collectors Association.
Winning many awards for his
displays of fine Antique Guns at the top Antique Arms shows across the United States, his
list of clients include The West Point Museum
, The Frazier Historical Arms Museum
the Texas Civil War Museum
, The Strawbery Banke Museum
and other Historical Institutions to name but a few.
Michael Simens Philosophy, "I am a fellow collector of Fine Antique Guns and Artifacts.