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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RG Andrew Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1948 JMD-1140010740 - RG Andrew Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1948 JMD-11400
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Short-Barrel (Registered), RG Andrew.22, blade front, /Lyman style rear sight. checkered fore/pistol grip, cheek rest, Swiss metal butt plate. Miniatu
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1940s JMD-1140210741 - Unknown mfr. Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1940s JMD-11402
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Short-Barrel (Registered), Unknown manufacturer .22 Single shot, Mini Bolt-Action, Winchester style rifle. 16" long. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 108...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rook Rook Rifle, Shotgun 1910 JMD-1084310742 - Rook Rook Rifle, Shotgun 1910 JMD-10843
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This is a Rook rifle /rifle. Chambered in .22 long rifle and 8 mm with double triggers. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3367, Condition: Very Good, >> ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS Combo Rifle, Shotgun 1900 JMD-1090610743 - Unknown mfr. SxS Combo Rifle, Shotgun 1900 JMD-10906
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun, maker unknown, SxS combo .22R/9 mm. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3442, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to x********s.. for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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E. Meachan Arms Co. SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1201510744 - E. Meachan Arms Co. SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12015
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E Meachan Arms Co., Drilling, 12 GA/7mm, blade front sight, hammer/dual triggers, smooth fore/checkered pistol grip, rubber butt plate. SN: 4599, JMD
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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European Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1201110745 - European Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12011
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Unknown manufacturer, European, Combo 12-gauge/.32, bead front/blade rear sight, hammerless, dual triggers, checkered fore/smooth pistol grip, padded
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to t******m for (425.00 + 93.50) x 1 = 518.50
 
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European Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1201310746 - European Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12013
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European, 12 Gauge/.32, SxS, blade front/rear sight, dual trigger, hammerless, checkered fore/pistol grip, Damascus barrels, rubber butt plate. SN: 82
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to r*****c for (475.00 + 104.50) x 1 = 579.50
 
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Valkern SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890 JMD-1090110747 - Valkern SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890 JMD-10901
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun, Double-Barrel, made by Valkern, SxS in 16 ga. x 10 mm. SN: 70934, JMD Oval Tag: 3412, Condition: Very Good, &g...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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THEIME & SCHLEGELMILCH Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Over/Under 1920s JMD-1098510748 - THEIME & SCHLEGELMILCH Combo Rifle, Shotgun, Over/Under 1920s JMD-10985
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This is a THEIME & SCHLEGELMILCH, Combination rifle /shotgun i 16 ga./ 7.8 mm. A highly ornate panel scene with a cheek piece and ammo storage. ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (1,100.00 + 242.00) x 1 = 1,342.00
 
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Haevel Lever-Action Rifle, SS 1950s JMD-1099410749 - Haevel Lever-Action Rifle, SS 1950s JMD-10994
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This is a Haevel, lever-action .22 model KK Sport. SN: 723, JMD Oval Tag: 4685, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to t******m for (375.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 457.50
 
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Remington 41P Rifle, SS 1940s JMD-1210710750 - Remington 41P Rifle, SS 1940s JMD-12107
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Remington, Model 41P.22 cal, blade front sight w/ peep rear sight, cheek rest stock, padded butt plate. SN: CE, JMD Oval Tag: 1411, Condition: Very Go
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to D******a for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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Remington 510-P Rifle, SS 1940s JMD-1209910751 - Remington 510-P Rifle, SS 1940s JMD-12099
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SS, Remington, 510-T TARGET MASTER, 22 LR. Bolt-Action, raised blade front sight, rear target peep sight, smooth fore/pistol grip, sling swivel attach
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to L*******7 for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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Schultz & Larson M54 Rifle, SxS ? JMD-1014510752 - Schultz & Larson M54 Rifle, SxS ? JMD-10145
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This is a custom stainless steel, bull-barrel target rifle made by Schultz and Larsen chambered in 7x61 mm with a laminate stock. Double set triggers.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to c********l for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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F.C Taylor St Louis Tayor Fur Getter Set Gun 1914 JMD-1148510753 - F.C Taylor St Louis Tayor Fur Getter Set Gun 1914 JMD-11485
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Set Gun, F.C Taylor St Louis, Tayor Fur Getter.22, Patient 1914, tripped by bait hanging from gun SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 5621, Condition: Very Good,...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to K******1 for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
 
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Emil Kener & Son Drilling 1930s JMD-1183610754 - Emil Kener & Son Drilling 1930s JMD-11836
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Emil Kener & Son, drilling 16-gauge/8mm, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/fixed rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, engraving side pla...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to B*********l for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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Anton Freiberger SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1900 JMD-1091610755 - Anton Freiberger SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1900 JMD-10916
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by Anton Freiberger of Suhl, 16 ga./ 8 mm. SN: 33315, JMD Oval Tag: 10221, Condition: Very Good, >> ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to x********s.. for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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Belgian style Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1930s JMD-1223810756 - Belgian style Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1930s JMD-12238
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Belgian style, 20 gauge, SxS, Hammerless, dual triggers, engraved wild life scenes, cheek rest on stock, rubber butt plate. SN: 390, JMD Oval Tag: 843
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (600.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 732.00
 
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D. Geyer Drilling Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-1092110757 - D. Geyer Drilling Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-10921
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This is a beautiful back-action lock drilling chambered for 12 ga./ 8 mm. Break action thumb release with exposed hammers. Engraved lockplate:"...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to H****l for (800.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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ECO German Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-1088710758 - ECO German Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-10887
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This is a combination rifle/shotgun in 12 ga./ 8 mm-57 J.R. Made by ECO. SN: 4895, JMD Oval Tag: 8439, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to H****l for (1,050.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 1,312.50
 
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Ed. Kettner SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-1088410759 - Ed. Kettner SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1910 JMD-10884
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This is a German made combination rifle /shotgun built by Ed. Kettner. Chambered in 12 ga. / 11 mm. The receiver is heavily engraved with Elk or Stags
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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