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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Walther Rifle 1940s JMD-1160010550 - Walther Rifle 1940s JMD-11600
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Walther.22, blade front/ladder rear sight, magazine fed (included), rubber butt plate. SN: 39821, JMD Oval Tag: 10055, Condition: Good, >> FFL...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to t******m for (190.00 + 41.80) x 1 = 231.80
 
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Walther Rifle 1940s JMD-1164710551 - Walther Rifle 1940s JMD-11647
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Walther.22, blade front/ adjustable notch rear sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, padded butt plate. SN: 35462W, JMD Oval Tag: 10395, Condition: Good,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to t******m for (450.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 549.00
 
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Walther Sport Rifle 1950s JMD-1100610552 - Walther Sport Rifle 1950s JMD-11006
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This is a Walther, sport model bolt-action rifle in .22 cal. SN: 1518S, JMD Oval Tag: 6817, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to n**********9 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Walther Waffenbrick, Walther, Zalla, Mehlis Rifle 1940s JMD-1159410553 - Walther Waffenbrick, Walther, Zalla, Mehlis Rifle 1940s JMD-11594
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Walther, Waffenbrick, Zalla, Mehlis, .22, Bolt-Action Military Sporterized Rifle. SN: 17709, JMD Oval Tag: 10069, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS R...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to t******m for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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Wards Westerfield 80A Rifle 1950s JMD-1179010554 - Wards Westerfield 80A Rifle 1950s JMD-11790
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Wards Westerfield, 80A.22 S, L, LR, 23" Barrel, blade front/leaf adjustable rear sight, ribbed fore/ smooth pistol grip, metal butt plate. &quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to B*********l for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Winchester 3 Rifle 1903 JMD-1199110555 - Winchester 3 Rifle 1903 JMD-11991
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Winchester Mod.03.22 win., semi-auto, tube magazine, blade front/ V rear sight, fore/pistol grip checkered, Thompson style sub- machine grips installe
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to j*****y for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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Winchester 55 Rifle 1924-38 JMD-1013010556 - Winchester 55 Rifle 1924-38 JMD-10130
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Excellent condition as new. Model 55 Rare .22 caliber semi-auto in as new condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4007, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to S*********u for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Winchester 77 Rifle 1955 JMD-1012810558 - Winchester 77 Rifle 1955 JMD-10128
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Early Winchester magazine fed semiautomatic target rifle Model 77 from the mid 50s. SN: 4623, JMD Oval Tag: 2956, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to j*****y for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Winchester 77 Rifle 1955 JMD-1013210559 - Winchester 77 Rifle 1955 JMD-10132
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Excellent model 77 magazine fed 22 caliber semiautomatic rifle. SN: 11267, JMD Oval Tag: 3123, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to j*****y for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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