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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Mashburn Arms Mauser Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1070510600 - Mashburn Arms Mauser Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-10705
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This is a sporterized Mauser action chambered in .270 S Mag. with scope. Marked Mashburn Arms. All on a beautiful checkered tiger stripe maple stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,400.00 + 350.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Mashburng Arms G-33 Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960 JMD-1069910601 - Mashburng Arms G-33 Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960 JMD-10699
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This is a Mauser action rifle with scope, Mashburng Arms, G-33 Action, .It has a WW@ Gunerto scope with micrometer dials. SN: 3585C, JMD Oval Tag: 952
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f********l.. for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Mauser 1893 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1077210602 - Mauser 1893 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10772
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This is a Mauser, 1893, with scope. Chambered in 7mm. It has a jeweled bolt SN: B8459, JMD Oval Tag: 4786, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Mauser 1957 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1101010603 - Mauser 1957 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-11010
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This is a Mauser, model 1957, with scope, jeweled bolt, and Mannlicher stock chambered in .30-36. SN: 1810, JMD Oval Tag: 10136, Condition: Good, &g...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1931 JMD-1078210604 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1931 JMD-10782
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This is a Mauser 98, built in 1931 with Nazi markings. Chambered in .22 SN: 1981, JMD Oval Tag: 8673, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to 5******t for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940 JMD-1164110605 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940 JMD-11641
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Mauser 98, Sporterized, mounted scope (scope model 440), (bore size needs to be confirmed) smooth fore/checkered pistol grip, cheek rest stock, rubber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s*******5 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1159010606 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11590
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Mauser, 98, Converted to 270 Win. By Beers, mounted scope, blade front sight, checkered pistol grip, cheek res, metal butt plate. SN: 608, JMD Oval Ta
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to H****l for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1160210607 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11602
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Mauser, 98, 8mm, blade front/notch rear sight, Mounted scope, Double set triggers, sling swivels, checkered pistol grip, rubber butt plate. SN: 4124,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to H****l for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1160610608 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11606
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Mauser, 98, sporterized, 8mm, mounted scope, sling swivels, checkered fore/pistol grip, cheek rest, padded butt plate. SN: 9638, JMD Oval Tag: 9451, C
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t****3 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1160810609 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11608
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Mauser 98, Sporterized full barrel stock, mounted scope, full length stock (nice condition), sling attached, smooth fore/pistol grip, cheek rest stock
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1184510610 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11845
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Mauser, 98, 30-06 (confirm chambering), Mauser action, sporterized, checkered fore/pistol grip, mounted United 7X31 coated scope, metal butt plate, Sc
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to H****l for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1943 JMD-1014310611 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1943 JMD-10143
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Sporterized Mauser 98 chambered in .220 Swift. with heavy barrel and long-range scope. Fine checkering SN: 7724, JMD Oval Tag: 8294, >> FFL IS...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to d******K for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1074710612 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10747
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This is a Mauser, 98, chambered in .25-06 with scope in good condition. SN: 11670, JMD Oval Tag: 4688, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to m********Q for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1077010613 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10770
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This is a scoped Mauser, 98, chambered in 7.9 mm, has double set triggers and sporterized. SN: 6580, JMD Oval Tag: 4753, Condition: Good, >> F...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to m********Q for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1078410614 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10784
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This is a sporterized Mauser, 98, with a scope chambered in .30-06. It has engraved magazine floor plate and trigger guard, double-set triggers. SN: 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1079010615 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10790
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This is a sporterized Mauser 98, target rifle with a bull barrel and scope in .219 cal. Double set triggers. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8306, Condition: E
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to D*********1 for (350.00 + 77.00) x 1 = 427.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1081010616 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10810
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This is a sporterized Mauser 98, with iron sights. Chambered in 7.9 mm. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3765, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1081510617 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10815
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This is a Mauser model 98, with Belgian markings in about 25 cal. SN: 25023, JMD Oval Tag: 9485, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********d.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1081710618 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10817
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This is a sporterized Mauser model 98, made in Belgium in 8 mm and a jeweled bolt. SN: 3656, JMD Oval Tag: 8666, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS RE...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to B*********l for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1081910619 - Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10819
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This is a Mauser model 98, chambered in 88 mm with Nazi markings. SN: 9094, JMD Oval Tag: 8355, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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