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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N. R. Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-1016510920 - N. R. Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-10165
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Homemade recoil pad. SN: 14, JMD Oval Tag: 4455, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Neuman & Co. Over/Under Combo Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950s JMD-1108210921 - Neuman & Co. Over/Under Combo Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1950s JMD-11082
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This is a double-barrel shotgun made by Neuman & Co., it is an over and under shotgun, nicely engraved receiver. 20 ga. SN: 14328, JMD Oval Tag:...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to y*****6 for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Newport CN Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930 JMD-1015610922 - Newport CN Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930 JMD-10156
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In very good condition in a small gauge design. SN: 77272, JMD Oval Tag: 768, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Niko Custom 20 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1970s JMD-1220410923 - Niko Custom 20 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1970s JMD-12204
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Niko, Mod Custom 20, 10 GA, O/U vent rib, engraving: left side ducks in pone, right side pheasant in flight, top strap, bottom. Rubber butt plate. SN:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to g*********g for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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NR Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-1016610924 - NR Davis & Sons SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-10166
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This is a SxS 12ga. shotgun in good condition. Forestock held on by tape. SN: G 5557, JMD Oval Tag: 4821, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******e for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Pennsylvia Arms Company SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-1032110925 - Pennsylvia Arms Company SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-10321
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An original Fox SxS shotgun. SN: 16, JMD Oval Tag: 880, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to y*********u for (1,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 1,875.00
 
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Riverside Arms Co. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-1016410927 - Riverside Arms Co. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-10164
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This is a 12 ga. Riverside shotgun case hardening finish is still visible. SN: 10506, JMD Oval Tag: 4805, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b*******e for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Shapleighs King Altro SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-1039710928 - Shapleighs King Altro SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1915 JMD-10397
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This is a Diamond Arms CO. SxS 16 ga. shotgun with a 1915 patent date. Nitro proofed. The butt plate has eroded away otherwise good condition. SN: 477
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Stelingwoth SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-1031910929 - Stelingwoth SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1925 JMD-10319
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This is the predecessor to the Fox-Sterlingworth shotgun in 20 ga. Good condition and very rare. SN: 251759, JMD Oval Tag: 3850, >> FFL IS REQ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to y*********u for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
 
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Sterlingworth SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930-1950s JMD-1022310930 - Sterlingworth SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930-1950s JMD-10223
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This is a 12 ga. SxS 12 ga. shotgun. It is is fair condition. SN: 66112, JMD Oval Tag: 4048, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Steven's Arms Company 530 A Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1940s JMD-1177710931 - Steven's Arms Company 530 A Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1940s JMD-11777
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Shotgun, Steven's Arms Company, 530 A.410, SxS, hammerless/two triggers, checkered pistol grip, rubber butt plate. SN: VM, JMD Oval Tag: 4043, C...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Steven's Arms Company Coach Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1880's JMD-1099310932 - Steven's Arms Company Coach Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1880's JMD-10993
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This is a Steven's Arms Company, double barrel 12 ga. coach gun. This is not a replica! SN: 54825, JMD Oval Tag: 930, Condition: Fair, >> ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to j******0 for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
 
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Stevens 311 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-1016810933 - Stevens 311 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1930s JMD-10168
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A good condition collectible 20 ga. Stevens SxS. SN: LC, JMD Oval Tag: 4681, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to r******O for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Stevens Arms & Tool Co 1910 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1910 JMD-1100410934 - Stevens Arms & Tool Co 1910 Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1910 JMD-11004
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This is a Stevens Arms & Tool Co, 1910, double barrel shotgun in 12 ga. SN: 53283, JMD Oval Tag: 6673, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Stevens Arms & Tool Co Springfield Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-1100810935 - Stevens Arms & Tool Co Springfield Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-11008
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This is a Stevens Arms & Tool Co, Springfield model double barrel shotgun in 16 ga. SN: 2467, JMD Oval Tag: 4482, Condition: Good, >> FFL ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to R*****2 for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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suhler waffenwerk, robert hubner darmstadt Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-1257310936 - suhler waffenwerk, robert hubner darmstadt Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1920s JMD-12573
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Over/Under, Suhler Waffenwerk, Robert Hubner Darmstadt, 16-gauge, checkered fore/pistol grip, some engraving, padded butt plate, SN: 23588, JMD Oval T
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Torkelson MFG. CO. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1970's JMD-1203310937 - Torkelson MFG. CO. SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1970's JMD-12033
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Torkelson MFG. Co.(Warren, Mass.), SxS, 12 GA, hammerless, single trigger, bead front sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, padded butt plate. SN: 14447,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h*********1 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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UMBE SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960 JMD-1017910938 - UMBE SxS Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960 JMD-10179
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This SxS shotgun is in very good condition with beautiful relief engraving at the top of the receiver. SN: 89 58, JMD Oval Tag: 10022, >> FFL ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to b*******e for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
 
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Union Fire Arm, Toledo Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960s JMD-1207610939 - Union Fire Arm, Toledo Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1960s JMD-12076
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Union Fire Arm, Toledo, SxS, 12 GA, hammerless, bead front sight, checkered pistol grip, padded butt plate, copper color lock area, nice wood. SN: 893
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 0****1 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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