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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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1050320500 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10503
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This is a full-stock Kentucky rifle with origins in Ohio or Western Pennsylvania. Late architecture with a flame patchbox and a rounded cheek piece po
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1051320501 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10513
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This is an Ohio half-stock rifle with a back-action lock mounted in walnut. The barrel is marked Philadelphia. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 783, Condition:
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k****6 for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1051920502 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10519
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This is a half-stock Kentucky rifle with a heavy barrel, about .30 cal. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6146, Condition: Excellent, >
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to m***n for (180.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 225.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1052320503 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10523
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This is a half-stock Kentucky rifle in about .46 cal. in good condition. Missing the ramrod. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6250, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1052520504 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10525
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This is a Western Pennsylvania full-stock or early Ohio gun. Beautiful tiger stripe maple stock no frills. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6290, Condition: Ver
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1053120505 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10531
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This is a half-stock Kentucky rifle in.38 cal. with a back-action lock. In good condition; walnut stock. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7083, Condition: Good,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
Sold to C**********8 for (190.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 237.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1054320506 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10543
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This is a full-stock Kentucky rifle. In about .47 cal. with beautiful tiger striped maple. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7503, Condition: Fair, >
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1054920507 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10549
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This is a Kentucky full-stock rifle in walnut. About .56 cal. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6985, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,600.00
Sold to p********n for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-1055320508 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840's JMD-10553
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This is a beautiful tiger stripe half-stock Kentucky rifle about .36 cal. with percussion ignition. A severe drop in the stock and long tang with two
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1006320509 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10063
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Kentucky half-stock rifle walnut stock good condition percussion ignition SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9299, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1006520510 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10065
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A Kentucky half-stock rifle with double set triggers fair condition. James Rown of Pittsburg lock. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9328, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1006720511 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10067
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A beautiful half-stock Kentucky rifle with a walnut stock, double set triggers, percussion ignition, solid under rib. German silver escutcheon with we
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*********t for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1006920512 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10069
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This is a half-stock Kentucky rifle with a walnut stock in fair condition. Providence includes a hang tag is that the owner was hanged for murdering a
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1007320513 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10073
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This is a full-stock Kentucky rifle with an original barrel and lock but replacement stock. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6546, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1007520514 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10075
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This is a half-stock Kentucky rifle with a walnut stock and back-action lock. The butt plate is missing. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9322, Condition: Good,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*****E for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1052220515 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-10522
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This is a half-stock rifle in .36 cal. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6345, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to f*****E for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1113520516 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-11135
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This is a full-stock Kentucky rifle from Ohio. It has a curly maple stock and percussion lock in about .34 cal. In fair-good condition. SN: N/A, JMD O
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*********t for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1190520517 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-11905
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Kentucky full-stock maker unknown, engraved trigger guard, breech &tang, fixed sights, ramrod, crescent steel butt plate. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag:...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1193120518 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-11931
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Unknown manufacturer, Kentucky, 1/2 stock cut down rifle. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1662, >
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-1195520519 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle 1840s JMD-11955
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Rifle, Unknown manufacturer, Kentucky Half-Stock .32 cal, Double trigger. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2125, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m***n for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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