Non-firing replica guns are ideal for gun collectors because they cost much less than the real thing and are safer to display. But they also have other uses. They are ideal for film and stage productions, training purposes, historical reenactments, and even as uniform accessories that bring an ensemble to life and add a touch of historical authenticity to your reenactment or living history costume.
But they can be used in another way that does not always come to mind. They make great decorative accents for your home, office, or restaurant. Weapon replicas, especially in combination with related decorative items, are creative and interesting focal points for your decor. For a western-themed room, office or restaurant, classic Old West revolvers add interest and authenticity. They can be mounted on a wall with matching patterned decorative mounting hooks or displayed in shadow boxes. Add an Old West insignia, some “dummy” bullets, wanted posters, vintage paintings or prints or simply display it alone on a velvet background with a brass plaque about its historical significance. There are plenty of old flintlocks and revolvers out there, especially the polished and ornately engraved presentation models, which make for eye-catching and interesting displays.
Brilliantly polished, silver, gold or brass plated and engraved pistols and rifles are true works of art and craftsmanship that enhance a space like a fine painting or sculpture. Displayed in a display case or wall-mounted box frame, replica weapons can be the focal point or centerpiece of your decor. High-quality decorative and special interest replicas often come already framed or boxed, using spring-loaded hangers that allow you to easily release the gun from its mount, to feel the weight and test the action of the mechanical parts working properly. authentic. Good quality replica guns are very rich in detail and authenticity, and look great in polished wood display frames or boxes.
Gun replicas are also a smart choice for themed restaurant and office décor. Interesting and beautiful replica weapons for numerous periods of history are available. Using them as decorative focal points creates instant historical context and ambience that few other decorative items can provide. Choose from ornate European, American Colonial or Frontier flintlock pistols and rifles, elegant 17th century dueling pistols, Civil War pistols and muskets, Old West “six-shooters” and rifles, or classic modern military or police models. You’ve probably seen a steakhouse or other restaurant with a western motif and a rifle or pistol hanging on the wall. Enhance the Old West atmosphere by adding “old-fashioned” spurs, wanted posters, jailer’s keys, horned ox skulls, branding irons, and other western items.
For a veteran of the armed forces, a mounted replica firearm adds a touch of nostalgia and history to a den or office, and makes a meaningful and appreciated gift. Replicas of famous pistols and rifles from all wars, from the turn of the century to the present, can be framed or packaged with small plaques or dog tags, accompanied by military insignia to add historical context. Veterans of all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served before 1985 will recognize the legendary Colt Government M1911 .45 automatic and its replacement, the Beretta M9. There are detailed, authentic non-firing replicas of these guns in several different finishes that are great for display and safer than displaying real firearms. For reenactors, a Colt M1911 Government blank-firing automatic (or the Smith and Wesson version) has all the fine details and functions of the original except for the projectile, and serves dual purpose as a decorative display and part of the reenactment. -Actor’s team.
Consider using replicas of historical weapons for period décor. Whether you’re looking for decorative accents that are reminiscent of a certain period in history, or simply to add interest to a room, office, or restaurant, replica weapons and other related accents offer many decorating possibilities and options.