J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

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Introduction to the J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

J.M. Davis ran the Mason Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma, for his entire career, from 1917 onward. From the age of seven in 1901 until 1965, he was an inveterate collector of all firearms, as well as artifacts reflecting history in Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley region. To preserve his collection in perpetuity, he created the 40,000-square-foot J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, which is today managed by the State of Oklahoma. It is the largest firearms Museum in North America.

The museum is a must-see for any weapons collector, displaying an incredible amount and variety of weaponry and famous felon, outlaw, and law enforcement personality items from history.

Proceeds of this sale directly benefit the long-term care and maintenance of the Collection. None of the items in this sale are out of the current museum exhibit displays. Nearly all of the items have been stored away, out of public view, since at least 1965 (54 years!), long before the modern era when most of the well-written and researched reference and table-top books on antique firearms were published. As an example, none of these weapons were known to R. Larry Wilson, a prolific firearms writer and author of approximately 60 books on antique firearms, who as a young man and budding firearms scholar, worked for Colt about the time this part of the collection went into storage.

The sale hosts more than 2200, antique to modern (probably none more recent than 1965) firearms, swords, crossbows and knives. In addition, there is a large section of Americana, featuring Native American stone and pottery items, primarily from Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley. Items of cultural significance that are not in the sale are designated for, or already transferred to, the Oklahoma State Museum.

Davis was also a button, badge, medal and pinback collector, and there are more than a thousand items in this category, mostly in like-kind groups.

The two-day preview prior to the sale is a must for any serious collector.
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Axxxne M1 Carbine Carbine 1942 JMD-1166610000 - Axxxne M1 Carbine Carbine 1942 JMD-11666
Holabird Western Americana Collections
M1 carbine.30 carbine, sling swivels, military sights, metal butt stock. SN: 2882, JMD Oval Tag: 4695, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Sears, Robuck & Co Ranger 103-12 Combo 1960s JMD-1202810001 - Sears, Robuck & Co Ranger 103-12 Combo 1960s JMD-12028
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Sears, Roebuck & Co, Ranger 103-12, 30-30 over 20 GA, Tilt-Barrel Combo Gun, blade front-step rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, padded but...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to S******4 for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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SNEHILDESHEIN Combo Combo 1930s JMD-1093710002 - SNEHILDESHEIN Combo Combo 1930s JMD-10937
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This is a combination rifle /shotgun in 16 ga./ 8 mm. Made by SNEHILDESHEIN, SN: 2808, JMD Oval Tag: 8227, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS REQ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to q********l.. for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS Combo Combo 1900 JMD-1090810003 - Unknown mfr. SxS Combo Combo 1900 JMD-10908
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This is a combination rile/shotgun in 28 ga./ 6 mm. Beautifully engraved receiver in good condition. The stock may have been replaced. SN: 1L, JMD Ova
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h******4 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Miller & Vrit. Over/Under Combo Combo, BOCK BUCHSFLINTE 1900 JMD-1093610004 - Miller & Vrit. Over/Under Combo Combo, BOCK BUCHSFLINTE 1900 JMD-10936
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This is a combination rifle/shotgun made by Miller & Virt. in good condition 20 ga./ 9 mm. Cartridge compartment on the bottom of the stock. SN:...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (600.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 732.00
 
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N. Barth Over/Under Combo COMBO, BOCK-BUCHS-FLINTE 1900 JMD-1093410005 - N. Barth Over/Under Combo COMBO, BOCK-BUCHS-FLINTE 1900 JMD-10934
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This is a combination rifle/shotgun by N. Barth. Chambered in 16 ga./ 8 mm. Uses back-action locks in good condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8453, Con
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to x********s.. for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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C. Greuling Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-1253210006 - C. Greuling Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-12532
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Combo, Drilling, C. Greuling, Hammerless Drilling, dual triggers, 16 GA/11mm, extensive engraving with gold inlay. Cheek rest stock. With chambered lo
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to r*****c for (950.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,159.00
 
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Camphausen, Greffld Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-1177410007 - Camphausen, Greffld Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-11774
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Drilling, Camphausen, Greffld, 16 Ga/10mm, dual hammer/triggers, blade front/notch rear sight, engraving on hammers, breech, side plates, under stock,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to x********s.. for (950.00 + 209.00) x 1 = 1,159.00
 
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Combo, Drilling 1920s, (German)  JMD-1177610008 - Combo, Drilling 1920s, (German) JMD-11776
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Drilling, (German), 16 Ga/10mm, dual hammer/triggers, side lever release, blade front/notch rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, cheek rest stock,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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D.P. Sauer & Son Drilling Combo, Drilling 1899 JMD-1090910009 - D.P. Sauer & Son Drilling Combo, Drilling 1899 JMD-10909
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by D.P. Sauer & Son, a Drilling style. SN: 125675WW, JMD Oval Tag: 8482, Condition: Very Good, >>...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to C**********8 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Edward Kettner Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-1183410010 - Edward Kettner Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-11834
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Combo, Drilling, Edward Kettner, 16 Gauge SxS /10mm, blade front/adjustable rear sight, engraving: left plate boars fighting, top strap, right plate b
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to L********n for (2,000.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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European Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-1182910011 - European Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-11829
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Combination, Drilling, European, SxS 16-gauge/7.8mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front sight, scope mounts. Checkered fore/pistol grip. Sling swi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,400.00 + 350.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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European SxS Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-1180910012 - European SxS Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-11809
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Combo, Drilling, European, SxS, 20 ga./?, hammerless/ dual triggers, blade front/ notch rear sight, scope mount, engraving, sling swivels, cheek rest,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****s for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Frankonia Wurzburg Drilling Combo, Drilling 1895 JMD-1015310013 - Frankonia Wurzburg Drilling Combo, Drilling 1895 JMD-10153
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German Drilling Hammer shotgun /rifle combination 20 gauge over 8.5 mm extremely nice and rare. Beautiful German quality. SN: 116, JMD Oval Tag: 8478,
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Estimates : 120.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to C**********8 for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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FUSSTHAL Combo Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-1183310014 - FUSSTHAL Combo Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-11833
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, FUSSTHAL, 16-gauge/8mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/adjustable rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, engraving side plates/bree
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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FUSSTHAL Combo Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-1183510015 - FUSSTHAL Combo Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-11835
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, FUSSTHAL, 16-gauge/8mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/adjustable rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, engraving side plates/bree
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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G. Leute, Munchen High-Grade German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1890 JMD-1010410016 - G. Leute, Munchen High-Grade German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1890 JMD-10104
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This is a high grade, heavily engraved G. Luete German drilling. It is 16 ga. x 16 ga. over 8.5 mm rifle. It is gold inlayed, heavily relief carved of
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (2,000.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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German Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-1180210017 - German Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-11802
Holabird Western Americana Collections
German, drilling, 16 ga/9mm, dual hammers/triggers, front blade/fixed rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, sling swivels, cheek rest stock, plastic
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C**********8 for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1905 JMD-1090710018 - German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1905 JMD-10907
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination drilling German made, maker unknown, 12 ga./ 10 mm. SN: 14481, JMD Oval Tag: 8465, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED &...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1088210019 - German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10882
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination gun; Drilling, German, chambered in 16 ga. and 7.5 mm. The receiver is heavily engraved. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8460, Condition:
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (650.00 + 143.00) x 1 = 793.00
 
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