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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Spezial-Stahl German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1890s JMD-1010110040 - Spezial-Stahl German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1890s JMD-10101
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Excellent German Drilling three-barrel shotgun rifle combination. Excellent original engraving beautiful collector arm or fowling piece. SN: N/A, JMD
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Estimates : 800.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to w********6 for (1,050.00 + 231.00) x 1 = 1,281.00
 
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Treff Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1010210041 - Treff Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10102
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This is a drilling style shotgun/ rifle over-under. The shotgun is 16 ga. and the barrel below is 10mm. Handsome High-grade wood, full pistol grip, la
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to f********l.. for (800.00 + 176.00) x 1 = 976.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Combo Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-1183110042 - Unknown mfr. Combo Combo, Drilling 1920's JMD-11831
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Drilling, Unknown manufacturer, Combo/drilling, SxS, 16-gauge/5.7mm., hammerless, dual triggers, Checkered fore/pistol grip, metal but plate, blade fr
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (650.00 + 143.00) x 1 = 793.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1091410043 - Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10914
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun, maker unknown, in 20 ga./ 20 ga./ 9 mm. Back-action locks in very good condition. SN: 1573, JMD Oval Tag: 8518,
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to w********6 for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1093210044 - Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10932
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This is a drilling combination rilfe/shotgun. It is chambered in 16 ga. with 9 mm/ 9 mm. This gun has supurb engraving but is missing a butt plate. SN
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,150.00 + 287.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1093810045 - Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10938
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This is a combination rifle /shotgun in16 ga./ 8 mm. Engraved receiver in good condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8482, Condition: Very Good, >>...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-1088010046 - Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1910 JMD-10880
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This is a Drilling, combination rifle shotgun, maker unknown. Chambered in 16 ga./ 9 mm. SN: 6967, JMD Oval Tag: 8459, Condition: Good, >> FFL...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1915 JMD-1010310047 - Unknown mfr. Drilling Combo, Drilling 1915 JMD-10103
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This is a high-grade drilling of unknown German make with excellent engraving. The receiver is engraved with an Elk or Stag on one side and dogs on po
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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W. Collath Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1091010048 - W. Collath Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10910
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This is a combination rifle/ shotgun made by W. Collath. A drilling 16 ga./16 ga./ 8 mm. SN: 16288, JMD Oval Tag: 8501, Condition: Good, >> FF...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to r*****c for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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WA Tank Lipzig Drilling Combo, Drilling 1877 JMD-1015410049 - WA Tank Lipzig Drilling Combo, Drilling 1877 JMD-10154
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Early German drilling. Hammer Black powder shotgun rifle combo. Excellent checking. Nice wood stocks SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8473, >> FFL IS RE...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Wittener/Excelsior Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-1090410050 - Wittener/Excelsior Drilling Combo, Drilling 1900 JMD-10904
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This is a combination rifle/shotgun drilling made by Wittener/Excelsior. 16 ga. over 11 mm /6.5 mm. SN: 6660, JMD Oval Tag: 8468, Condition: Very Good
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Estimates : 900.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (750.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 915.00
 
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European SxS Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1181310051 - European SxS Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11813
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European, SxS, Drilling, 12 ga/7.5mm, mounted scope (Skoparette 4X), hammerless/dual triggers, checkered fore/pistol grip, sling attached, cheek rest
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to w********6 for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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FluSstahl, Krupp Essen Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1930s JMD-1177810052 - FluSstahl, Krupp Essen Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1930s JMD-11778
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Drilling with scope or sight, FluSstahl, Krupp Essen, 16 GA SxS/ 8mm, hammerless/dual triggers, leather muzzle cover, mounted scope, sling attached, n
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
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German? Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1920s JMD-1177010053 - German? Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1920s JMD-11770
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Drilling, !6 Ga. SxS/8mm, dual hammer/triggers, mounted scope, checkered pistol grip, cheek rest stock, rubber butt plate. SN: 72, JMD Oval Tag: 8475,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to R*****s for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Stahl Drilling Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1076510054 - Stahl Drilling Combo, Drilling with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10765
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This is a combination Drilling with scope. Made in Stahl, chambered in 16 ga. and 8.5 mm. SN: 880, JMD Oval Tag: 8472, Condition: Good, >> FFL...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to w********6 for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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Adolf Loechv Combo Combo, Over/Under 1925 JMD-1093910055 - Adolf Loechv Combo Combo, Over/Under 1925 JMD-10939
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This is a combination rifle/shot gun drilling n 16 ga. and 9 mm. SN: 900, JMD Oval Tag: 8265, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to w********6 for (600.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 732.00
 
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Imman-Meffert Combo, Over/Under 1905 JMD-1084110056 - Imman-Meffert Combo, Over/Under 1905 JMD-10841
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This is a combination Over/Under, maker "Imman-Meffert", chambered in 16 ga./ over 9 mm. Small damage to butt plate. SN: 60083, JMD Oval T...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Krupp Combo Combo, Over/Under 1920s JMD-1094110057 - Krupp Combo Combo, Over/Under 1920s JMD-10941
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This is a combination rifle /shotgun in 16 ga./ 8 mm. Made by Krupp in good condition. SN: 11130, JMD Oval Tag: 8265, Condition: Good, >> FFL ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*********e for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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European Combo Drilling 1920's JMD-1200910058 - European Combo Drilling 1920's JMD-12009
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Unknown manufacturer, 20 ga, SxS, hammerless Drilling, dual trigger, blade front sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, padded butt plate. SN: 831, JMD Ov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R*****s for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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ASTRE SxS Shoulder stock pistol, registered w/scope or sight (not in case) 1930's JMD-1017510059 - ASTRE SxS Shoulder stock pistol, registered w/scope or sight (not in case) 1930's JMD-10175
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Shoulder stock pistol, registered w/scope or sight (not in case), ASTRE, SxS, SN: 2987, JMD Oval Tag: 1124, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to R*****2 for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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