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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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1910s JMD-1163310440 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1910s JMD-11633
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Springfield, 1903, .30-06 cal, Bolt-Action Sporterized, shielded front/adjustable ladder rear sight, sling attached, inlaid diamond, heart, star, moon
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1910s JMD-1163510441 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1910s JMD-11635
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Springfield, 1903, .30-06 cal, Bolt-Action Sporterized, blade front/adjustable rear sight, metal butt plate. SN: 197003, JMD Oval Tag: 3521, Condition
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********d.. for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1942 JMD-1037010442 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1942 JMD-10370
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This is a 1903 Springfield in a carbine configuration. Bluing or Parkerizing is in very good condition. 1942 vintage with a sling. SN: 1403991, JMD Ov
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Estimates : 400.00 - 900.00
Sold to c******d for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1082310443 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10823
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This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield, chambered in .30-06 and with a Mannlicher stock. SN: 1071582, JMD Oval Tag: 3691, Condition: Excellent, >...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to K*******9 for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1082510444 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10825
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This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield chambered in .30-06. SN: 10276059, JMD Oval Tag: 3550, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b******n for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1082710445 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10827
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This is a sporterized model 1903 Springfield rifle with beautiful wood and checkering. Chambered in .30-06. SN: 1029557, JMD Oval Tag: 3810, Condition
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*********u for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1084510446 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10845
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This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield rifle. In fair condition with a broken butt plate. Chambered in .30-06. SN: 543571, JMD Oval Tag: 3747, Conditi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1085110447 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10851
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield rifle, chambered in .30-06. SN: 463012, JMD Oval Tag: 4465, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-1085710448 - Springfield 1903 Rifle 1950s JMD-10857
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This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield rifle, chambered in .30-06. SN: 1100907, JMD Oval Tag: 4191, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED &...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to r*********y for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Springfield 1917 Rifle 1910s JMD-1162510449 - Springfield 1917 Rifle 1910s JMD-11625
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Springfield, 1917.30-06, bolt-action sporterized, blade front/adjustable peep rear sight, cheek rest, rubber butt plate. SN: 207314, JMD Oval Tag: 718
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q********k.. for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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Springfield 3 Rifle 1903 JMD-1039110450 - Springfield 3 Rifle 1903 JMD-10391
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Springfield Model 1903 World War 1 main battle rifle in 30-06 Caliber. Excellent and original battle rifle of World War One and early World War two. A
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to r******1 for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Springfield 3 Rifle 1943 JMD-1040310451 - Springfield 3 Rifle 1943 JMD-10403
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This is a model 1903 Springfield that has been sporterized later in life. SN: 376310, JMD Oval Tag: 826, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS REQUI...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********d.. for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Springfield M1 Garrand Rifle 1940s JMD-1018410452 - Springfield M1 Garrand Rifle 1940s JMD-10184
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This M1 is in near mint condition and sporterized for recreational use. Made by Springfield in the 1940's. SN: 427329, JMD Oval Tag: 6835, Condi...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to r******1 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Springfield M1 Grand Rifle 1940's JMD-1018710453 - Springfield M1 Grand Rifle 1940's JMD-10187
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This is a sporterized M1 Garand chambered in .30-06 made by Springfield. SN: 928140, JMD Oval Tag: 3504, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Springfield M1 Grand Rifle 1950s JMD-1107910454 - Springfield M1 Grand Rifle 1950s JMD-11079
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This is a sporterized Springfield, M1 Garand rifle in .30-06. Target rifle design with a noticeable ventilated barrel rib. SN: D282872SA, JMD Oval Tag
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to d**********1 for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Springfield Rifle 1940s JMD-1210910455 - Springfield Rifle 1940s JMD-12109
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Springfield, US 1903 SPORTERIZED, 30-06, mounted scope, sling mounts attached, cheek rest stock, padded butt plate. SN: 3102813, JMD Oval Tag: 4122, C
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to J*****B for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Springfield Spiner Tranning Rifle 1942 JMD-1038910456 - Springfield Spiner Tranning Rifle 1942 JMD-10389
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This is an Army training rifle marked M2 from WWII. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8338, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to b*********e for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Springfield Trap Door Rifle 1975 JMD-1034510457 - Springfield Trap Door Rifle 1975 JMD-10345
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This is an Italian replica trapdoor Springfield in excellent condition. SN: 11941, JMD Oval Tag: 7098, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Standard Arms &Co. Pump Action Rifle 1930 JMD-1106110458 - Standard Arms &Co. Pump Action Rifle 1930 JMD-11061
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This is a Standard Arms &Co., Pump Action, rifle chambered in .35 with the original blue finish and it works in either semi or pump mode. Fancy ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Steven's Arms Company 22 LR Rifle 1890s JMD-1178710459 - Steven's Arms Company 22 LR Rifle 1890s JMD-11787
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Steven's Arms Company, IDEAL 44 TARGET.22, single-shot falling-block, octagon to round barrel, blade front sight /leaf rear sight, smooth fore/p...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l****J for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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