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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Burnside, Providence RI Carbine 1856 JMD-1191820000 - Burnside, Providence RI Carbine 1856 JMD-11918
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Burnside, Providence RI.54 cal, blade front/notch rear sight, sling swivel attached, metal butt plate. One of the first breech loading percussion carb
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to d*******r for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Marlin 1893 Carbine 1893 JMD-1096820001 - Marlin 1893 Carbine 1893 JMD-10968
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This is a Marlin, model 1893, carbine in .30-30 as a parts gun. SN: 7758, JMD Oval Tag: 4953, Condition: Poor/Parts Gun, >
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Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
Sold to D*****6 for (600.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Poultney & Trimball, Baltimore, USA, mfg by Amn.Mach. Wks, Springfield Mass. Smiths Patent, 1857 Car20002 - Poultney & Trimball, Baltimore, USA, mfg by Amn.Mach. Wks, Springfield Mass. Smiths Patent, 1857 Car
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Poultney & Trimball, Baltimore, USA, mfg by Amn. Mach. Wks, Springfield Mass. SmithÕs Patent, 1857.48, Percussion carbine, half octagon, ha...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Spencer Carbine Carbine 1860s JMD-1029620003 - Spencer Carbine Carbine 1860s JMD-10296
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This is a Spencer Civil War carbine in .52 caliber in fair condition but original. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7039, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s******0 for (850.00 + 187.00) x 1 = 1,037.00
 
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Springfield 1873 Carbine 1884 JMD-1012920004 - Springfield 1873 Carbine 1884 JMD-10129
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This is a beautiful model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield carbine with a neat trapdoor in the butt plate for a cleaning rod. It includes a saddle ring on sl
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Belgian style Combo 1880s JMD-1202220005 - Belgian style Combo 1880s JMD-12022
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Combo, Belgian style, 16 Gauge/9mm, Tilt-Barrel Combo Gun, iron sights, hammer/dual triggers, smooth fore/checkered pistol grip, cheek rest stock w/do
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********e for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
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Frank E Harter, Lockhaven, PA Combo 1885 JMD-1201220006 - Frank E Harter, Lockhaven, PA Combo 1885 JMD-12012
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Frank E Harter, Lockhaven, .36/10-gauge, O/U, dual hammer Tilt-Barrel, PA, Rare cartridge combo gun. SN: 107, JMD Oval Tag: 6901, Condition: Excellent
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to t******m for (550.00 + 121.00) x 1 = 671.00
 
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P. R. Back-Action Percussion Combo 1850s JMD-1052420007 - P. R. Back-Action Percussion Combo 1850s JMD-10524
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This is a three barreled shotgun/rifle combination. The top barrels have back-action locks while the bottom barrel has bottom mounted spur hammer. An
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to p**********n for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Unknown mfr. (US?) Combo 1850s JMD-1184820008 - Unknown mfr. (US?) Combo 1850s JMD-11848
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Unknown manufacturer (US?), dual hammer/trigger w/underhammer, 12-gauge SxS/.34 cal, blade front/ V notch fixed rear sight, metal crescent butt plate.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p**********n for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS Combo 1890 JMD-1083920009 - Unknown mfr. SxS Combo 1890 JMD-10839
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This is a combo rifle, maker unknown, SxS 9 mm and .22 rifle. SN: 1664, JMD Oval Tag: 6863, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D*****6 for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS Combo COMBO. BUCHFLINTE 1890 JMD-1083220010 - Unknown mfr. SxS Combo COMBO. BUCHFLINTE 1890 JMD-10832
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This is a German built combination rifle/shotgun " BUCHFLINTE", Maker unknown, SxS chambered in 11 mm/ 6 mm. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6865, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to R***n for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS COMBO, BUCKAFLINT 1885 JMD-1083720011 - Unknown mfr. SxS COMBO, BUCKAFLINT 1885 JMD-10837
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This is a combination rifle, "BUCKAFLINT", Unknown maker, SxS 16 ga./ 9 mm. SN: 5649, JMD Oval Tag: 6911, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to x********s.. for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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Unknown mfr. SxS COMBO, BUCKSFLINTE 1890 JMD-1082820012 - Unknown mfr. SxS COMBO, BUCKSFLINTE 1890 JMD-10828
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This is a combination gun. "BUCKSFLINTE", maker unknown., SxS 9 mm. Condition is fair. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6643, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d*******f for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Jos. Golcher Combo, Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-1186620013 - Jos. Golcher Combo, Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-11866
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Jos. Golcher engraved, Fowler, 20 Gauge, SxS, ramrod, dual hammers/triggers, brass patch compartment left side of stock, engraved hammers plates, fixe
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to r*********t for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
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Unknown mfr. (Belgian) Combo, Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-1185820014 - Unknown mfr. (Belgian) Combo, Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-11858
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Fowler, Percussion, SxS, Unknown (Belgian), 20 GA, ramrod, bead front/fixed rear sight, dual hammer/triggers, cheek rest stock, metal butt plate. SN:
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to j*******T for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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E. Weisrepper St. German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-1010720015 - E. Weisrepper St. German Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-10107
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This is an extremely ornate gold inlay fine Damascus barrel, German hammer drilling 16 ga. X 16 ga. over 11 mm rifle. Very rare ornamentation, barrel
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to p**********n for (650.00 + 143.00) x 1 = 793.00
 
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Forster Doiterst Drilling Combo, Drilling 1880 JMD-1078820016 - Forster Doiterst Drilling Combo, Drilling 1880 JMD-10788
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This is a combination Drilling, made by Forster Doiterst, chambered in 16 ga. and 7.9 mm. Has back-action locks, a Damascus barrels. The stock looks t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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H. Eurgsmilifr. Kreinst German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-1010820017 - H. Eurgsmilifr. Kreinst German Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-10108
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Original cheekpiece stock. With replaced forend excellent gun. Black powder Damascus with and rear lanyard rings. SN: 4864, JMD Oval Tag: 8484, Condit
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Imman Neffert Sul Drilling Combo, Drilling 1887 JMD-1010620018 - Imman Neffert Sul Drilling Combo, Drilling 1887 JMD-10106
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This is a Damascus twist, German drilling, hammer gun. excellent wood and checked butt stock. With ammo storage, excellent checkering on forend stock
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to p**********n for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Krieghoff Trumpf Drilling Combo, Drilling 1880's JMD-1243520019 - Krieghoff Trumpf Drilling Combo, Drilling 1880's JMD-12435
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SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF Trumpf DRILLING 16GA SxS w/8X57IR caliber under barrel, SIGHTS: Single Bead Blade, Stamped SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF SUHL"...
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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