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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Hijos De E Arizaga-Ievar Colibri Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960s JMD-1017610900 - Hijos De E Arizaga-Ievar Colibri Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960s JMD-10176
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This SxS shotgun is in near new condition with a deer in a run engraved on the receiver. Bluing intact. SN: EX61099, JMD Oval Tag: 10228, Condition: V
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to c********l for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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HSR and Co. CRUSO Double-Barrel Shotgun 1915 JMD-1025310901 - HSR and Co. CRUSO Double-Barrel Shotgun 1915 JMD-10253
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an HSR SxS 12 ga. shotgun. No bluing left. SN: 27696, JMD Oval Tag: 2509, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to b*********J for (70.00 + 15.40) x 1 = 85.40
 
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Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Svenskt specialstal Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-1222610902 - Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Svenskt specialstal Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-12226
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Husqvarna Vapenfabrik, Svenskt Specialstal, 16-gauge, SxS, bead front sight, checkered fore and pistol grip, padded butt stock, some engraving. SN: 73
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b*******e for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Ithaca Gun Co Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-1206810903 - Ithaca Gun Co Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-12068
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Ithaca Gun Co, SxS, 16 GA, 4x wood, target stock, fleur-de-lis checkering, engraved duck panel scenes, lanyards, 32" barrels. SN: 312173, JMD O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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Iver Johnson Hercules Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1201910904 - Iver Johnson Hercules Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12019
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Iver Johnson, Hercules.410, SxS, bead front sight, hammerless, dual triggers, smooth fore/checkered pistol grip, rubber butt plate. SN: 1681, JMD Oval
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Iver Johnson Skeet-er Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1201710905 - Iver Johnson Skeet-er Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12017
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Iver Johnson, Skeet-er, 12 GA, SxS. SN: 6828s, JMD Oval Tag: 8212, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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J Stevens 225 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1900-10 JMD-1241310906 - J Stevens 225 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1900-10 JMD-12413
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J Stevens, 225, SxS, Hammer Boxlock, double triggers, 16 ga. shotgun. SN: 727, JMD Oval Tag: 5111, Condition: Fair, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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J Stevens Arms Co Model 335 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-1256310907 - J Stevens Arms Co Model 335 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-12563
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shotgun, Double-Barrel, J Stevens Arms Co, model 335, 12-gauge, checkered fore/pistol grip. bead front sight, rubber butt plate. SN: 85378, JMD Oval T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******e for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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J. Stevens ? Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-1016310908 - J. Stevens ? Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-10163
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Real wood. A goose in flight engraved on the receiver. SN: H34381, JMD Oval Tag: 4678, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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J. Stevens 311 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950's JMD-1016110909 - J. Stevens 311 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950's JMD-10161
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Nice case color. Steel barrel. fleur-de-lis. Excellent 3x wood. Small barrel ding on right barrel towards end. SN: JT, JMD Oval Tag: 4707, >> ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to o*********s for (110.00 + 24.20) x 1 = 134.20
 
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J. Stevens 5100 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950's JMD-1016210910 - J. Stevens 5100 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950's JMD-10162
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Beautiful pointer engraved on receiver. SN: JT, JMD Oval Tag: 4354, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*****7 for (110.00 + 27.50) x 1 = 137.50
 
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J. Stevens SxS 335 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1916-1929 JMD-1016010911 - J. Stevens SxS 335 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1916-1929 JMD-10160
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wood very nice. 30-inch barrels SN: 60658, JMD Oval Tag: 4459, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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J. Stevens SxS 355 Shotgun, Double-Barrel Aprox 1915 JMD-1015910912 - J. Stevens SxS 355 Shotgun, Double-Barrel Aprox 1915 JMD-10159
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Very nice wood. Fit to finish in a very collectible 16 ga. SN: 6577, JMD Oval Tag: 4464, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (80.00 + 17.60) x 1 = 97.60
 
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J.P. Lower & Sons. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-1205710913 - J.P. Lower & Sons. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920's JMD-12057
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J.P. Lower & Sons., SxS, 12 GA, hammerless, dual triggers, checkering in stock. Cocking indicators, engraved. Broken buttplate. SN: 11338, JMD O...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to f********i for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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Jason Wesel Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-1106310914 - Jason Wesel Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-11063
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a double barrel SxS shotgun, made by Jason, Wesel model in 16 ga. SN: 42025, JMD Oval Tag: 10028, Condition: Fair, >> FFL IS REQUIRED ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to x********s.. for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN10915 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Start Price : 5.00 | Estimates : 10.00 - 10.00
 
 
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L.LL Bersonne & Co. Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1940 JMD-1110910916 - L.LL Bersonne & Co. Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1940 JMD-11109
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an over/under shotgun, marked "L.LL Bersonne & Co., In 20 ga. SN: 749, JMD Oval Tag: 8321, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to b********d.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Lefever Arms Co, SF 1887 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s-20s JMD-1206210917 - Lefever Arms Co, SF 1887 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s-20s JMD-12062
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lefever Black Powder 12ga cartridge Drilling with rifle barrel below shotgun barrels. Beautiful condition; a high grade Lefever with beaver-tail fore-
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 0****1 for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Meriden for Sears & Roebuck SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-1255110918 - Meriden for Sears & Roebuck SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-12551
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Meriden for Sears & Roebuck, SxS 12-gauge hammer Shotgun, bead front sight, checkered pistol grip. SN: 3984, JMD Oval Tag: 8955, Condition: Fair...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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N. R Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-1015710919 - N. R Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-10157
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Davis & Sons 12 ga. SxS shotgun in good condition. SN: 16, JMD Oval Tag: 4467, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to x********s.. for (100.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 122.00
 
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