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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U.S. Rock Island Arsenol 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1903 JMD-1075510700 - U.S. Rock Island Arsenol 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1903 JMD-10755
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is model 1903 made at the Rock Island Arsenal. It has not been sporterized and in very good condition. A visible military cartouche on the stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 5*****r for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Bolt-Action Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1097210701 - Unknown mfr. Bolt-Action Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-10972
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a.22 rifle with scope, maker unknown, bolt-action, bull barrel. SN: 30401W, JMD Oval Tag: 8541, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED &l...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1081610702 - Unknown mfr. Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10816
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Mauser 98, scoped and chambered in .25 cal. SN: 2203, JMD Oval Tag: 8313, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Mauser Action Rifle with scope or sight 1943 JMD-1027410703 - Unknown mfr. Mauser Action Rifle with scope or sight 1943 JMD-10274
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This is a sporterized Mauser action target rifle in excellent condition chambered in 6.5 mm. SN: 7561, JMD Oval Tag: 8309, Condition: Very Good, >...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Springfield Sporterized Ô03 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1254310704 - Unknown mfr. Springfield Sporterized Ô03 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-12543
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Springfield, Sporterized Ô03, mounted scope.220 swift cal. SN: 1510900, JMD Oval Tag: 8353, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Target Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1019010705 - Unknown mfr. Target Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-10190
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This is an interesting target rifle with a heavy octagon barrel. Chamber size is unknown. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4073, Condition: Good, >> FFL...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to d*******f for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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US Rock Island Arsenal 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1903 JMD-1074410706 - US Rock Island Arsenal 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1903 JMD-10744
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a model 1903 US Rock Island Arsenal, chambered in .30-06 with target sights. SN: 387601, JMD Oval Tag: 3767, Condition: Good, >> FFL I...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to w*****w for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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US Springfield 1898 Rifle with scope or sight 1898 JMD-1072010707 - US Springfield 1898 Rifle with scope or sight 1898 JMD-10720
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This is a model 1898 Springfield with a scope and heavy forearm. SN: 166932, JMD Oval Tag: 4009, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1082210708 - US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10822
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a 1903 Springfield, with scope and Mannlicher stock. Chambered in .30-06. SN: 1447496, JMD Oval Tag: 4102, Condition: Excellent, >> FF...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to d******2 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1084010709 - US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10840
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rifle with scope or sight, US Springfield, 1903, SN: 958976, JMD Oval Tag: 4143, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1084410710 - US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10844
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized rifle chambered in .30-06 SN: 1035779, JMD Oval Tag: 3732, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1085810711 - US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10858
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield rifle, chambered in .30-06 SN: 1248886, JMD Oval Tag: 4167, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED &l...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to k*******2 for (1,600.00 + 352.00) x 1 = 1,952.00
 
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US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1086010712 - US Springfield 1903 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10860
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized 1903 Springfield rifle, with scope, jeweled bolt and receiver. Color contrasting spacers for trim. Chambered in .30-06. SN: 4997
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Estimates : 400.00 - 900.00
Sold to d*******f for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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US Springfield 1917 Eddystone Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1152010713 - US Springfield 1917 Eddystone Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11520
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Springfield, 1903, .30-06 cal, Bolt-Action Sporterized, blade front/mounted scope cheek rest stock, padded butt plate. SN: 1033148, JMD Oval Tag: 4129
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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US Springfield 1922 MI. Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1085010714 - US Springfield 1922 MI. Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10850
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized model 1922 M1, US Springfield, 1922 MI. chambered in .22 Long rifle. SN: 20811, JMD Oval Tag: 3985, Condition: Very Good, >...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to m********8 for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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US Springfield 3 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1201610715 - US Springfield 3 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-12016
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US Springfield, 03, 30-06. "30 NEWTON" stamped on barrel, bolt-action, sporterized, checkered fore/pistol grip, mounted scope, padded butt...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B*********l for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1898 Krag Jorgensen Rifle with scope or sight 1930s JMD-1258210716 - US Springfield Model 1898 Krag Jorgensen Rifle with scope or sight 1930s JMD-12582
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US Springfield, model 1898 Krag Jorgensen, 30-40 Krag, bolt-action w/ internal magazine, sporterized, blade front sight w/mounted scope, rubberized bu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
 
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US Springfield Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1152610717 - US Springfield Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11526
Holabird Western Americana Collections
US Springfield, 30-6, blade front/rear notch sight, mounted scope, sling attached (damage), metal butt plate. SN: 2024, JMD Oval Tag: 6450, Condition:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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WA-ZUAKLLE-Phoneiz Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1071510718 - WA-ZUAKLLE-Phoneiz Action Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-10715
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is WA- ZUAKLLE-Phoneiz, Action with scope. Chambered in .220 Swift SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 8678, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Wallace Smith 22-250 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1156610719 - Wallace Smith 22-250 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-11566
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wallace Smith, 22-250, sporterized, mounted scope, padded butt plate. SN: 1820329, JMD Oval Tag: 4657, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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