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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Remington Pistol 1950s JMD-1132410990 - Remington Pistol 1950s JMD-11324
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, Remington .22. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1494, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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RI Spence Pistol 1950s JMD-1139210991 - RI Spence Pistol 1950s JMD-11392
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, RI Spence, .30 cal, 12Ó-barrel, wood grips, brass frame, blade front sight. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3056, Condition: Good, >> FFL ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r******O for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Springfield 1903 Pistol 1950s JMD-1082110992 - Springfield 1903 Pistol 1950s JMD-10821
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a model 1903 Springfield, chambered in .30-06 with a Mannlicher style stock. SN: 1074595, JMD Oval Tag: 412, Condition: Very Good, >> ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Tell-SYST-BUCHEL, E trott. Onwer Pistol 1970's JMD-1129510993 - Tell-SYST-BUCHEL, E trott. Onwer Pistol 1970's JMD-11295
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, Tell-SYST-BUCHEL, E Trott. Owner .22 cal, Left-handed, 9 in octagon barrel, Sporterized Belgian, raised blade front, adjustable rear target si
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w********6 for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-1139810994 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-11398
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, Unknown manufacturer .22, Tip up barrel. Wood grips, Homemade. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1615, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-1141610995 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-11416
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, Unknown manufacturer.25, Semi-automatic. 11" barrel. Custom made, wood grips. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1740, Condition: Excellent, >&g...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to w********6 for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-1146110996 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1950s JMD-11461
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, .22, magazine-fed, wood grips, blade front/notch rear sight. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 2357, Condition: Poor, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D******L for (375.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 457.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-1120810997 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-11208
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This pistol is unknown to manufacturer. In .32 caliber with a birdÕs beak grip. Blued in excellent condition. 1960's vintage experimental. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to S******4 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-1122610998 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-11226
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol, Unknown manufacturer, Experimental. 7Ó-barrel, Spur-Trigger Wing-Barrel Pistol, wood pistol grip. SN: 13, JMD Oval Tag: 1837, Condition...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-1129310999 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-11293
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Pistol.22 cal, 10 in barrel, Sporterized Pistol. blade front/adjustable rear target sight, target stock checkered fore/ target pistol grip. SN: RESEAR
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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