James C. “Jim” Mitchell founded Confederate Ordinance in 1972 and has been primarily buying, selling and collecting antiques and military collectibles, guns, swords, uniforms, books, etc. ever since. Jim has developed an extensive knowledge base and reference library about the history and background of antique weapons and accessories, as well as documents and photographs. As an active dealer in antique and collectible firearms, old documents and photos, Jim consults with a wide network of fellow collectors and dealers and travels regularly to regional gun shows.
Jim is also a Certified Personal Property Appraiser, specializing in antiques and collectible firearms, historical documents and collectible books. He is a collector of Alabama manufactured guns and Confederate naval items of all types. Along with buying, selling and in-store trading, Jim handles estate items and collections either through purchase or consignment.