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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Mauser GEM-98 Rifle with scope or sight 1915 JMD-1072710650 - Mauser GEM-98 Rifle with scope or sight 1915 JMD-10727
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized Mauser, GEM-98, with a Weatherby scope chambered in 8 mm. SN: 8730, JMD Oval Tag: 10242, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <<
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mauser GW-98 Rifle with scope or sight 1915 JMD-1071710651 - Mauser GW-98 Rifle with scope or sight 1915 JMD-10717
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Thi is a "Detsch-Waffen-UND- Muntions Fabriken-Berlin 1915" WW1 Rifle with target sights, Mauser, GW-98 in very good condition. SN: 2881, ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Mauser K-29 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-1072110652 - Mauser K-29 Rifle with scope or sight 1960s JMD-10721
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Mauser model K-29, caliber unknown with scope, with double set triggers. SN: 2814, JMD Oval Tag: 10240, Condition: Very Good, >> FFL...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Mauser K98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1073310653 - Mauser K98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10733
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a sporterized Mauser, K98, chambered in 7.9 mm Good condition. SN: 2818Y, JMD Oval Tag: 10269, Condition: Good, >> FFL IS REQUIRED <...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Mauser Manlicher Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1080910654 - Mauser Manlicher Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-10809
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Mannlicher stocked Mauser bolt-action with a stepped barrel. Chambered in 6.5 x 57. 1930s-1940s Nazi marked in good condition. SN: 4990C, JM
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a******b for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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Mauser Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1190810655 - Mauser Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-11908
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser 98, Sporterized, mounted scope, full length Mannlicher stock (nice condition), smooth fore/pistol grip, cheek rest stock, Butterknife Bolt hand
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d******2 for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Mauser Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1250510656 - Mauser Mauser 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950s JMD-12505
Holabird Western Americana Collections
J.P. SAUER SPORTER, Mauser 98, mounted scope, iron sights, double set triggers, leather sling attached, checkered pistol grip, cheek rest stock. SN: 1
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to H****l for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Mauser Model 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950 JMD-1013910657 - Mauser Model 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1950 JMD-10139
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Fine factory original Mauser hunting rifle with a full pistol grip and horn cap. Factory butt-plate chambered in .220 Swift with long range Urtnel sco
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to d*******f for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
 
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Mauser Oberndorf 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940 JMD-1165310658 - Mauser Oberndorf 98 Rifle with scope or sight 1940 JMD-11653
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Mauser, Patrone.22 LR, blade dovetail front/ ladder adjustable rear sight W mounted scope, sling swivels, metal butt plate. SN: 6490, JMD Oval Tag: 11
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******m for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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Mauser Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1154810659 - Mauser Rifle with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11548
Holabird Western Americana Collections
38Mauser, 98, sporter, 8mm, bolt-action, mounted scope, cheek rest, metal butt plate. SN: 881409, JMD Oval Tag: 2610, Condition: Good, >> FFL ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r******O for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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