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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H&R Arms Co. Model .22 Rimfire Revolver 1906 JMD-1146011020 - H&R Arms Co. Model .22 Rimfire Revolver 1906 JMD-11460
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Pocket Revolver, H&R Arms Co., Model .22 Rimfire, Seven shot, wood grips. SN: 54166, JMD Oval Tag: 3287, Condition: Excellent, >> FFL IS R...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*****2 for (60.00 + 13.20) x 1 = 73.20
 
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Harington & Richards Revolver 1910 JMD-1145411021 - Harington & Richards Revolver 1910 JMD-11454
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Revolver, Harington & Richards, .22, Seven shot. Double action., wood grips, blade front/rear sights, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4570, Condition: Ve...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Hembrug Revolver 1905 JMD-1136011022 - Hembrug Revolver 1905 JMD-11360
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Revolver, Hembrug, 9mm, Service revolver. 6.5" barrel, blued, wood grips. SN: E86, JMD Oval Tag: 1685, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hopkins & Allen Ranger No. 2 Revolver 1861 JMD-1144411023 - Hopkins & Allen Ranger No. 2 Revolver 1861 JMD-11444
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Revolver, Hopkins & Allen, Ranger No. 2, Converted to modern .22, wood grips, brass front blade sight. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 338, Condition: Ve...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********u for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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JC Higgnins 88 Revolver 1950s JMD-1131911024 - JC Higgnins 88 Revolver 1950s JMD-11319
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Revolver, JC Higgins, 88.22, 5 in barrel. SN: 6707, JMD Oval Tag: 10407, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to s****g for (90.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 112.50
 
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Revolver 1950s JMD-1121511025 - Revolver 1950s JMD-11215
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This is a revolver chambered in .32 caliber maker unknown. Marked "SSS" for Secret Service Special"(marked on the barrel). C. 1950...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to B*********l for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Smith and Wessen Revolver 1896 JMD-1121111026 - Smith and Wessen Revolver 1896 JMD-11211
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This is a Smith & Wesson, model "Young American" pocket revolver chambered in .32 cal. in good condition with a nickel finish. SN: 156...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k********g for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1880's JMD-1132911027 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1880's JMD-11329
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Revolver, 6 in barrel, maker unknown SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2556, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1940s JMD-1139711028 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1940s JMD-11397
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Revolver, Terrible shape, break top 5-shot pocket revolver. Parts gun SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8835, Condition: Poor/Parts Gun, >> FFL IS REQUIR...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1957 JMD-1145711029 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1957 JMD-11457
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Revolver, manufacturer unknown, 5 in barrel, poor condition, blade front, notch rear sight, wood checkered grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1609, Conditi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to d**********1 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Spanish Revolver 1950s JMD-1182611030 - Unknown mfr. Spanish Revolver 1950s JMD-11826
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown manufacturer.410, Folding, Tip-Up Barrel, Side Release, checkered pistol grip, metal butt plate. SN: 68201, JMD Oval Tag: 4263, Condition: Goo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*******e for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Veteran Revolver 1870's JMD-1139911031 - Veteran Revolver 1870's JMD-11399
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Revolver, Veteran, .32, pocket pistol, spur trigger wood grips, poor condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 489, Condition: Poor, >> FFL IS REQUIRE...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Revolver, Tear Gas 1940s JMD-1135311032 - Revolver, Tear Gas 1940s JMD-11353
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Revolver, Tear Gas Gun, Flare Guns or CS Guns. SN: RESEARCH, JMD Oval Tag: 690, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Slide-Action Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s, (French, Le Fusil Darne)  JMD-1174211033 - Slide-Action Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1890s, (French, Le Fusil Darne) JMD-11742
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Shotgun, French, Le Fusil Darne, Brevette, 16-gauge, SxS Shotgun, slide shotgun, dual triggers, checkered pistol grip, engraved, metal butt plate, ver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to S********1 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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