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
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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
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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
Holabird Western Americana Collections
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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