Arms and Repairs Ltd., (also popularly
known as "Loyalist Arms"
to the reenactment community and to
the movie industry), was founded by Blair
Higgins in 1998-99.
Higgins is an avid antique gun collector,
and amateur historian, with specific
interest in colonial, European &
military history. Blair is an auto/heavy
duty mechanic, machinest, business
owner, and gun smith. He also does
some blacksmithing. Injured in a serious
auto accident, he found it necessary
to switch careers and start gunsmithing.
Already well aquainted with many historic
sites, public military collections,
and reenactment, Blair decided to
establish a gun smithing/building/importing
business. The aim was to accommodate
the many historic reenactors, as well
as historic sites, the movie industry,
hunters and collectors of black powder
firearms. Our goal is also to make
the reenactment hobby a safe, accurate,
and an affordable activity as we can
company met with much success and
things started to explode by 1999.
This company expanded from a one man
operation into a corperation with
several employees in different departments,
in just over 2 years!!
Loyalist Arms specializes in historical
military reproductions of the highest
accuracy and quality. We do however,
supply many other historical items
and are constantly expanding our product
lines as demand increases.
Several reasons why
Loyalist Arms is so successful,
is that we go out of our way to
do painstaking research on new items
that we get developed. It can take
over18 months to collect data, specs,
parts, and details on new products.
After this, our EXCLUSIVE factories
overseas develop the items for us.
We deal with several factories in
Europe and Asia for the bulk of
our goods. Many other items are
made here in North America.
Another reason for our success is
our most excellent, "old fashioned",
customer service. It is a privilage
to serve you, our customers. We
need you to help us survive. We
make no bones about this. We do
our very best to get your inquiries
handled in 24-48 hours even though
we receive upwards of 75 emails
a day sometimes. We listen to our
customers questions and assist as
best we can, we consider all our
customer concerns, and offer all
assistance to customers who do have
complaints, (on the rare occassions
thankfully). We also listen to our
customer suggestions regarding our
products, and gladly accept any
information that can make our products
as accurate as possible. You, our
customers, are part of our development
process, and we welcome your input.
We also have the best quality goods
available, bar none. This is yet
another reason for our success.
We import a lot of arms for example,
but many of our imports, are received
in an unfinished state. We do all
the deburring, polishing of internal
parts, tempering, hardening, machining,
and wood finishing to a great number
of our guns. We even do engraving
of lock plates and stamping ordinance
marks on the metal ware. We have
a machine shop on site as well as
an assembly line set up with several
employees, to accomplish all the
finishing work. We do not simply
import an item, take it out of one
big box and then ship it to you
in a smaller box. We actually have
done finish work to many of the
items you receive from us, hence
our unsurpassed quality. This added
labor makes our products slightly
more expensive than our competitions
goods, but as a result, our customers
will have the assurance of top quality,
accuracy, and an excellent warranty
to back their purchase up. We like
to think of many of our products
as "semi custom" produced
A true saying is as
follows: "You Get What You Pay
For". In other words, "Cheaper
isn't always a bargain".
Finally, but not least, we credit
our success to our Lord Jesus. He
has been there from the beginning
and has made us what we are today.
have several, EXCLUSIVE companies
producing many pistols and muskets
have another exclusive company
producing our swords and bayonets.
some of our competitors offer
similar goods, on many occassions,
we actually initiated the
development of the specific item
and had them produced for us by
our own associate, overseas factories.
items can, and have been copied
over time, but our "hands
on" quality and finish can
never be copied.
WARNING: If another importer tells you
that their flintlock musket for
example, is made by the same
factory as Loyalist Arms', don't
believe them !!
you have any questions about this,
please ask us. Not all imported
goods are made by the same factories.
if someone claims to be one of
our dealers, please feel free
to verify this with us. We would
be pleased to advise you on this
We have some of our dealers listed
on our web site, and new ones
are coming on board every day.
We are proud of our hard working
dealers and support them as much
as we possibly can.
We also want to protect our customers
from fraudulant claims.
We are always on the
look out for new and unusual products
to carry and are continually expanding
You just never know what you will
see offered on our web site next,
or what company we may be dealing
There are a lot of untapped resources
for reproductions in the world,
so keep posted to our site.
The staff and Management
of Loyalist Arms & Repairs would
like to offer our sincerest thanks
for your patronage and interest
in our products. We look forward
to serving you in the future. God