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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Mauser Action Rifle 1960s JMD-1071910300 - Mauser Action Rifle 1960s JMD-10719
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized Mauser 98 action with double set triggers in excellent condition. SN: STMG-14, JMD Oval Tag: 3761, Condition: Excellent, >&...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t******1 for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Mauser Arabian Rifle 1940s JMD-1166210301 - Mauser Arabian Rifle 1940s JMD-11662
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser, Arabian, 8mm, bolt-action, sporterized, blade front/ ladder rear sight, sling attached, rubber butt plate. SN: 3666, JMD Oval Tag: 7774, Condi
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Mauser Argentino 1891 Rifle 1891 JMD-1171710302 - Mauser Argentino 1891 Rifle 1891 JMD-11717
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rifle Mauser, Argentine 1891, 7.63mm, bolt-action, full military stock w/cleaning rod, five-shot, blade front/ladder target rear sight, single-stack b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k*******2 for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Mauser Argentino 1891 Rifle 1891 JMD-1172110303 - Mauser Argentino 1891 Rifle 1891 JMD-11721
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser, Argentine 1891, 7.63mm, bolt-action, five-shot magazine, blade front/ladder target rear sight, single-stack box magazine, sling swivels, metal
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Mauser G33-40 Rifle 1950s JMD-1088110304 - Mauser G33-40 Rifle 1950s JMD-10881
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized Mauser, G33-40 rifle. Chambered in .30 cal. Condition is good. SN: 945, JMD Oval Tag: 3802, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS R...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Mauser G33/40 Rifle 1940s JMD-1158110305 - Mauser G33/40 Rifle 1940s JMD-11581
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser, G33/40, mountain carbine, 8mm, blade front sight/ ladder rear sight, cheek rest stock, rubber butt plate. SN: 4728, JMD Oval Tag: 7825, Condit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mauser G38-40 Rifle 1960s JMD-1073010306 - Mauser G38-40 Rifle 1960s JMD-10730
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is asporterized Mauser G38-40 rifle, heavy stock for target shooting. possibly 7.9 mm. It has Nazi markings built in 1938.Excellent condition. SN
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Mauser G98-40 Rifle 1943 JMD-1155210307 - Mauser G98-40 Rifle 1943 JMD-11552
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser, G98-40, 8mm, original military stock/ sights, cleaning rod, slot in stock for sling, metal butt plate. SN: 8882, JMD Oval Tag: 7608, Condition
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to J********m.. for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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Mauser Heavy Barrel Rifle 1950s JMD-1080510308 - Mauser Heavy Barrel Rifle 1950s JMD-10805
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized Mauser 98 with a heavy Barrel and chambered in .22-250. SN: 5105, JMD Oval Tag: 10246, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIR...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Mauser Hunting Rifle 1960s JMD-1150610309 - Mauser Hunting Rifle 1960s JMD-11506
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Mauser, hunting rifle, 8 mm, bolt-action. SN: 1044, JMD Oval Tag: 8312, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********Q for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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