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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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-1129711000 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-11297
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Pistol, .22, 12-in barrel, octagon barrel, wood grips. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 1731, Condition: Fair, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Pistol, Unknown manufacturer, Copy of Remington rolling block. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1495, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-1138211002 - Unknown mfr. Pistol 1960s JMD-11382
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Pistol, Unknown manufacturer, .25 Prototype. 1" barrel SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1854, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Pistol post-1900 JMD-1140611003 - Unknown mfr. Pistol post-1900 JMD-11406
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Pistol, Unknown manufacturer.22, single-shot, pocket pistol. SN: 19-55, JMD Oval Tag: 2392, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Current Bid: 100.00
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Standard Velocity Pistol 1950s JMD-1145511004 - Unknown mfr. Standard Velocity Pistol 1950s JMD-11455
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Pistol, Standard velocity .22 short or LR, semi-auto, white grips. SN: 29969, JMD Oval Tag: 4578, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPerplex 2 Pistol Double-Barrel, Over/Under 1890's JMD-1142911005 - Perplex 2 Pistol Double-Barrel, Over/Under 1890's JMD-11429
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Pistol Over/Under, Perplex, 2, black, plastic grips. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3322, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationMolln Pistol, Blank 1920 JMD-1136611006 - Molln Pistol, Blank 1920 JMD-11366
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Pistol, Blank, Molln, 7mm, 8 shot, double action, break shot. SN: 451, JMD Oval Tag: 3457, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationColt 41 Pistol, Colt 1950s JMD-1130911007 - Colt 41 Pistol, Colt 1950s JMD-11309
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Pistol, Colt, Colt, 41, Army Special, 5 in barrel. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 13090, Condition: Poor, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGreat Western Arms Pistol, Over/Under 1955 JMD-1144811008 - Great Western Arms Pistol, Over/Under 1955 JMD-11448
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Pistol, Over/Under Derringer, Great Western Arms.38special, Copy of Remington double over and under derringer. Original finish. SN: 72, JMD Oval Tag:
Current Bid: 150.00
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Pistol, Shot, registered 1960s JMD-1131611009 - Unknown mfr. Pistol, Shot, registered 1960s JMD-11316
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Pistol, Shot, registered, Unknown manufacturer, T10mm, tip-up barrel. European. 12Ó-barrel, wood grips. SN: 777, JMD Oval Tag: 1193, Condition:...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGerman Pistol, Signal 1920's JMD-1143111010 - German Pistol, Signal 1920's JMD-11431
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Pistol, Signal, German, 7mm, signal gun. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 3307, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationPerfecta German Manu Pistol, Signal 1940s JMD-1144511011 - Perfecta German Manu Pistol, Signal 1940s JMD-11445
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Pistol, Signal, Perfecta, German Manu.32, Semi-Automatic Pistol signal pistol. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 3308, Condition: Fair, >> FFL IS RE...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationROHM Pistol, Signal  JMD-1143311012 - ROHM Pistol, Signal JMD-11433
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.22 cal signal pistol, "Rohm" SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4215, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationFMGE M3 Pistol, Signal, Double-Barrel, Over/Under 1920's JMD-1144111013 - FMGE M3 Pistol, Signal, Double-Barrel, Over/Under 1920's JMD-11441
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Pistol, Signa Over/Under, FMGE, M3.25, wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1696, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGerman Pistol, SxS 1890s JMD-1142411014 - German Pistol, SxS 1890s JMD-11424
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Pistol, German, 7mm, single-shot, breakfront, wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 11478, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNew Heaven Marlin Pistol, SxS 1960s JMD-1132711015 - New Heaven Marlin Pistol, SxS 1960s JMD-11327
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Pistol, New Heaven, Marlin, Break-Front, single-shot. SN: 3394, JMD Oval Tag: 11351, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSCWEINTOD- Pistol, Three-Barrel 1880's JMD-1144311016 - SCWEINTOD- Pistol, Three-Barrel 1880's JMD-11443
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Pistol, Three-Barrel, SCWEINTOD-, 11mm, Triple-Over-Under, wood grips, all black. SN: 1932, JMD Oval Tag: 3321, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQ...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationERL-SVENDSEN Pony Express Revolver 1950s JMD-1137111017 - ERL-SVENDSEN Pony Express Revolver 1950s JMD-11371
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Revolver, ERL-SVENDSEN, .22 Long Rifle, Pony Express, Blade front sight, brass trigger guard/ back strap. Beautiful gun. grips have Pony Express rider
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationGerman THALSON Revolver 1940s JMD-1143511018 - German THALSON Revolver 1940s JMD-11435
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Revolver, German THALSON, Pocket Pistol.38, plastic grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3640, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationH & R Arms Company Double-Action Revolver 1890 JMD-1148911019 - H & R Arms Company Double-Action Revolver 1890 JMD-11489
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Revolver, H & R Arms Company, Double Action, .22 rimfire, 5 in barrel, carved wood grips, blade front sight. SN: 466895, JMD Oval Tag: 3277, Con...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationH&R Arms Co. Model .22 Rimfire Revolver 1906 JMD-1146011020 - H&R Arms Co. Model .22 Rimfire Revolver 1906 JMD-11460
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Pocket Revolver, H&R Arms Co., Model .22 Rimfire, Seven shot, wood grips. SN: 54166, JMD Oval Tag: 3287, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS R...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHarington & Richards Revolver 1910 JMD-1145411021 - Harington & Richards Revolver 1910 JMD-11454
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Revolver, Harington & Richards, .22, Seven shot. Double action., wood grips, blade front/rear sights, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4570, Condition: Ve...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHembrug Revolver 1905 JMD-1136011022 - Hembrug Revolver 1905 JMD-11360
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Revolver, Hembrug, 9mm, Service revolver. 6.5" barrel, blued, wood grips. SN: E86, JMD Oval Tag: 1685, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
Current Bid: 100.00
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationHopkins & Allen Ranger No. 2 Revolver 1861 JMD-1144411023 - Hopkins & Allen Ranger No. 2 Revolver 1861 JMD-11444
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Revolver, Hopkins & Allen, Ranger No. 2, Converted to modern .22, wood grips, brass front blade sight. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 338, Condition: Ve...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationJC Higgnins 88 Revolver 1950s JMD-1131911024 - JC Higgnins 88 Revolver 1950s JMD-11319
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Revolver, JC Higgins, 88.22, 5 in barrel. SN: 6707, JMD Oval Tag: 10407, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRevolver 1950s JMD-1121511025 - Revolver 1950s JMD-11215
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This is a revolver chambered in .32 caliber maker unknown. Marked "SSS" for Secret Service Special"(marked on the barrel). C. 1950...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSmith and Wessen Revolver 1896 JMD-1121111026 - Smith and Wessen Revolver 1896 JMD-11211
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This is a Smith & Wesson, model "Young American" pocket revolver chambered in .32 cal. in good condition with a nickel finish. SN: 156...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Revolver 1880's JMD-1132911027 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1880's JMD-11329
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Revolver, 6 in barrel, maker unknown SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2556, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Revolver 1940s JMD-1139711028 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1940s JMD-11397
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Revolver, Terrible shape, break top 5-shot pocket revolver. Parts gun SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8835, Condition: Poor/Parts Gun, >> FFL IS REQUIR...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Revolver 1957 JMD-1145711029 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1957 JMD-11457
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Revolver, manufacturer unknown, 5 in barrel, poor condition, blade front, notch rear sight, wood checkered grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1609, Conditi
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationUnknown mfr. Spanish Revolver 1950s JMD-1182611030 - Unknown mfr. Spanish Revolver 1950s JMD-11826
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Unknown manufacturer.410, Folding, Tip-Up Barrel, Side Release, checkered pistol grip, metal butt plate. SN: 68201, JMD Oval Tag: 4263, Condition: Goo
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationVeteran Revolver 1870's JMD-1139911031 - Veteran Revolver 1870's JMD-11399
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Revolver, Veteran, .32, pocket pistol, spur trigger wood grips, poor condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 489, Condition: Poor, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationRevolver, Tear Gas 1940s JMD-1135311032 - Revolver, Tear Gas 1940s JMD-11353
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Revolver, Tear Gas Gun, Flare Guns or CS Guns. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 690, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationSlide-Action Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s, (French, Le Fusil Darne)  JMD-1174211033 - Slide-Action Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s, (French, Le Fusil Darne) JMD-11742
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Shotgun, French, Le Fusil Darne, Brevette, 16-gauge, SxS Shotgun, slide shotgun, dual triggers, checkered pistol grip, engraved, metal butt plate, ver
Current Bid: 225.00
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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