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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L. Dieter Hofbuchsenm in Munchen Gernman Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-1010920020 - L. Dieter Hofbuchsenm in Munchen Gernman Hammer Drilling Combo, Drilling 1885 JMD-10109
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an early German hammer drilling gun in 16 ga. X 16 ga. over 11 mm rifle. It has a horn cap pistol grip and back-action hammers. A leaf rifle s
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p**********n for (400.00 + 88.00) x 1 = 488.00
 
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Fosh Gulcher Fowler Combo Combo, Rifle/Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-1190420021 - Fosh Gulcher Fowler Combo Combo, Rifle/Double-Barrel 1850s JMD-11904
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Fosh Gulcher, Fowler .35/16-Gauge SxS, Josh Golcher on lock SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6281, Condition: Good, >
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 600.00
 
 
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AN. LOESCHE MAGNEBURG Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-1089320022 - AN. LOESCHE MAGNEBURG Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-10893
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/ shotgun by AN. LOESCHE, model MAGNEBURG, chambered in 16 ga. / 11 mm. With Damascus barrels. Black powder cartridge arm.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p**********n for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Baker Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1870s JMD-1201820023 - Baker Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1870s JMD-12018
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Baker, 10-gauge over .40 Drilling, hammer/dual triggers. blade front sight, smooth fore/pistol grip, rubber butt plate. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 11413,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to s******0 for (160.00 + 35.20) x 1 = 195.20
 
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Belgian Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-1173820024 - Belgian Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-11738
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Rifle/Shotgun, Belgian.410/5mm, dual octagon barrels, dual hammers/triggers. saddle ring, blade front. notch rear sight, cheek rest, metal butt plate.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Belgian style Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-1225020025 - Belgian style Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-12250
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Shotgun, Belgian style, dual hammer with unusual hammer safeties, dual triggers, black-powder. leather sling attached. Checkered fore and hand grips,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to r*****c for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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Belgian, V. Roos & Son Hohn, Stutgart Pinfire Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880s JMD-1172220026 - Belgian, V. Roos & Son Hohn, Stutgart Pinfire Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880s JMD-11722
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Belgian, V. Roos & Son Hohn, Stuttgart, 16 GA, double hammers/triggers, blade front/V notch rear sight, engraving on hammers, side plates, fore ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p**********n for (170.00 + 37.40) x 1 = 207.40
 
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Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1860s, (European?)  JMD-1007020027 - Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1860s, (European?) JMD-10070
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This is a combination gun of .44 cal. and 12 ga. over-and-under with back-action locks. One ramrod present. A single star inlay into the cheek-piece.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p**********n for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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Damast Hachine Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880s JMD-1208820028 - Damast Hachine Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880s JMD-12088
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Rifle/Shotgun, Damast Hachine, 14.5mm/16 Gauge, name in gold inlay, 29" barrels, horn pistol grip. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9369, Condition: Exce...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********e for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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ET. GIRKU & Son KAFFEEUFUEN Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-1089120029 - ET. GIRKU & Son KAFFEEUFUEN Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-10891
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/shotgun, made by ET. GIRKU & Son, model KAFFEEUFUEN, In black-powder 16 ga. over 100 mm. SN: 24, JMD Oval Tag: 7141,...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p**********n for (170.00 + 37.40) x 1 = 207.40
 
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France-SOLDA-FELLACH Black Powder Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-1088920030 - France-SOLDA-FELLACH Black Powder Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-10889
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a combination rifle/shotgun built in France-SOLDA-FELLACH, Black Powder, 20 ga./and 9 mm. SN: 19557, JMD Oval Tag: 8426, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p**********n for (170.00 + 37.40) x 1 = 207.40
 
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G. Bichter/Breslau Hammer Shotgun/Rifle Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-1252120031 - G. Bichter/Breslau Hammer Shotgun/Rifle Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-12521
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G. Bichter/Breslau, Hammer Shotgun/Rifle Combo, Percussion Cap, Hammer-Fired, 20-Gauge/12mm SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 4976, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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German Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-1170220032 - German Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890s JMD-11702
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German, unknown manufacturer, 20 ga, SxS, hammerless, dual triggers, blade front/ notch rear sight, engraved and very ornate, sling swivels, cheek res
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to g*********y for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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H Pieper Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-1024220033 - H Pieper Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1885 JMD-10242
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a back-action hammer shotgun by Pieper in 12 ga. and 8.4 mm rifle. In good condition with some wood shrinkage. SN: 121656, JMD Oval Tag: 5173,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p**********n for (150.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 183.00
 
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H. Burgs Muller SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890 JMD-1082620034 - H. Burgs Muller SxS Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890 JMD-10826
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This is a combination Rifle/Shotgun, built by H. Burgs Muller, SxS combo in 16 ga. and 9.6 mm. This is a black-powder cartridge gun in excellent condi
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to p**********n for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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H. Pieper 1881 Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890's JMD-1202520035 - H. Pieper 1881 Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1890's JMD-12025
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H. Pieper, 1881, 12-gauge, SxS, hammer/dual triggers, checkered pistol grip, blade front/adjustable rear sight, rubber butt plate. SN: 91835, JMD Oval
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to L********1 for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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J. Harder Over/Under Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-1046020036 - J. Harder Over/Under Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-10460
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This is a back-action double barrel rifle-shot combination gun. There is a ramrod for each barrel. A rounded cheek-piece with an inlayed deer in a wal
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to s******0 for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Kettner Hammer Shotgun/Rifle Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-1252220037 - Kettner Hammer Shotgun/Rifle Combo Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-12522
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Kettner, Hammer Shotgun 20 GA, Damascus barrels, blade front/v notch rear sight, plain fore stock, checkered pistol grip. SN: 44751, JMD Oval Tag: 629
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r*********t for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
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LL Hepburn, Colton, NY Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-1194220038 - LL Hepburn, Colton, NY Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1850s JMD-11942
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LL Hepburn, Colton, NY, Combo Drilling Shotgun.40-40 under 16 GA, SxS, blade front/adjustable rear sight, ramrod, metal butt plate. SN: N/A, JMD Oval
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to E******y for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Miller & Val Black Powder Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880's JMD-1241520039 - Miller & Val Black Powder Combo, Rifle/Shotgun 1880's JMD-12415
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Miller & Val, SxS over 11 mm rifle, Black Powder, dual hammer, bead/blade iron sight, nice engraving throughout: top Miller & Val Gries in M...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
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