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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German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1091510020 - German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10915
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun, maker unknown, 12 ga. / 8 mm. SN: 11704, JMD Oval Tag: 8505, Condition: Fair, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to w********6 for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920 JMD-1091710021 - German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920 JMD-10917
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun maker unknown. 16 ga. 8 mm, with a stock repair. SN: 17940, JMD Oval Tag: 8513, Condition: Fair, >> FFL I...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1925 JMD-1091910022 - German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1925 JMD-10919
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun, maker unknown, in 16 ga./ and 9 mm. A beautifully engraved receiver of deer. Ornate. SN: 8772, JMD Oval Tag: 852
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-1183710023 - German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-11837
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Drilling combination, 12 Gauge/8mm, dual hammer/triggers, bead front/fixed rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, wild life engraving side plates, br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-1183910024 - German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-11839
Holabird Western Americana Collections
German Drilling combination gun, 16-gauge/8mm, dual triggers, blade front/adjustable rear sight, pistol grip, beautiful engraving side plates/breech,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to C**********8 for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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Imman-Meffert Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1090310025 - Imman-Meffert Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10903
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rile/shotgun drilling. Made by Imman-Meffert, 16 ga. over8 mm. SN: 54784, JMD Oval Tag: 8438, Condition: Very Good, >> F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to R*****s for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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J.J. Reeb, HofbŸchsenmacher Bonn Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-1184010026 - J.J. Reeb, HofbŸchsenmacher Bonn Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-11840
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, J.J. Reeb, HofbŸchsenmacher Bonn, 16-gauge/ 7.5mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/adjustable rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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JP Sauer & Son Drilling Combo, Drilling 1915 JMD-1015510027 - JP Sauer & Son Drilling Combo, Drilling 1915 JMD-10155
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful and rare early JP Sauer and Sohn Drilling 20 gauge over 8.5 mm. SN: 258246, JMD Oval Tag: 8477, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (850.00 + 187.00) x 1 = 1,037.00
 
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JP Sauer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1950s JMD-1078610028 - JP Sauer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1950s JMD-10786
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination gu; made by JP Sauer, a Drilling, chambered in 20 ga and 7 mm. SN: 255973, JMD Oval Tag: 8485, Condition: Very Good, >> ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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Kessler, Carl, Mannhelm Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-1177210029 - Kessler, Carl, Mannhelm Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-11772
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, Kessler, Carl, Mannhelm, SxS, 16 Ga/8.5 mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/notch rear sight, engraved scenes, cheek rest stock, plas
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to x********s.. for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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Koster. Recklin GHAUSEN Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-1094310030 - Koster. Recklin GHAUSEN Drilling Combo, Drilling 1920s JMD-10943
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/shotgun drilling made by Koster. Recklin GHAUSEN. Chambered in 16 ga./ 8 mm. SN: 37915, JMD Oval Tag: 8522, Condition: Ver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to R*****s for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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KRUPP STAHL SxS Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-1181110031 - KRUPP STAHL SxS Combo, Drilling 1940s JMD-11811
Holabird Western Americana Collections
KRUPP STAHL, SxS, 12 ga/7, 5mm, blade front/fixed rear sight, sling swivels, engraved wild life scenes, checkered fore/pistol grip, cheek rest stock,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
 
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L. ERKUER Ludwig Slust Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1091310032 - L. ERKUER Ludwig Slust Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10913
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by L. ERKUER Ludwig Slust, Drilling. 16 ga./ 9 mm. In very good condition hammer gun with a clever release l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to m***x for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
 
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Livelich Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-11792.210033 - Livelich Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-11792.2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, Livelich, 16 over 8.5mm, Side Release Hammer Shotgun, ornate engravings, built in scope mounts. SN: 14099, JMD Oval Tag: 8456, Condition: Ex
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to C**********8 for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
 
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N Rourbaght. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-1010510034 - N Rourbaght. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-10105
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Brought in by Damascus Steel. Graded leaf sites 200, 300 leaf barrel sights. Bores need polishing. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8447, Condition: Good, >...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to R*****s for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Namrod/Gewehr Drilling Combo, Drilling 1950's JMD-1015210035 - Namrod/Gewehr Drilling Combo, Drilling 1950's JMD-10152
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nitro proof High Grade German Drilling. Rare 20 gauge over 8.5 mm Excellent shape . Sharp checkering and excellent bores. Very rare Drilling. SN: 3578
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Niftcon giwler tibrik ? Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-1183810036 - Niftcon giwler tibrik ? Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930s JMD-11838
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Drilling, Niftcon Giwler Tibrik, 16-gauge SxS / 9mm, hammerless, dual triggers, engraving side plates and breech, cheek rest stock, sling swivels atta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to R*****s for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Phillip Reeb Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1091210037 - Phillip Reeb Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10912
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by Phillip Reeb. A drilling combo. in 20 ga./20 g./ 9 mm. The sling in broken and the butt plate needs repla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to w********6 for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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Primadiamant, Belgian Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-11794.210038 - Primadiamant, Belgian Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910s JMD-11794.2
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Primadiamant, Belgian, drilling, SxS, 20 Ga over 8.5mm. SN: 5509, JMD Oval Tag: 8449, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Sempert & Kriegoff Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930 JMD-1091110039 - Sempert & Kriegoff Drilling Combo, Drilling 1930 JMD-10911
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by Sempert & Kriegoff drilling. Chambered in 12 ga. and 8.mm SN: 14595, JMD Oval Tag: 8519, Condition:...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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