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, Musket 1840-58 JMD-1029320720 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle, Musket 1840-58 JMD-10293
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a three-band musket maker unknown but in the Springfield pattern. .58 caliber in good condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9053, Condition: Good,
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to y*******l for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
 
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J.R. Revol. Rifle, Saloon 1880s JMD-1198720721 - J.R. Revol. Rifle, Saloon 1880s JMD-11987
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Saloon, J.R. Revol., 1880's, parlor gun, octagon barrel, fixed sights, smooth fore/checkered pistol grip. Metal butt plate. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Ta...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h********h.. for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Rieger Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon 1880s JMD-1022020722 - Rieger Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon 1880s JMD-10220
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This is a very elaborate Schutzen style BB gun with gold inlay on the barrel flat. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7286, Condition: Excellent, >
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t********r.. for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
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Stiegele Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-1019220723 - Stiegele Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-10192
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This is a gallery BB gun with full Schutzen stock and heavy cheek piece. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7266, Condition: Good, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to C*****4 for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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Unknown mfr. BB Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-1019720724 - Unknown mfr. BB Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-10197
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This is a very elaborate BB gun-gallery gun. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9186, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to t********r.. for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Unknown mfr. German Target Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-1019820725 - Unknown mfr. German Target Rifle, Saloon 1890s JMD-10198
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This is a gallery or pub gun in a walnut stock. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 8051, Condition: Good, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to d**********e for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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C-STIEGELEM MUNCHEN Anschutz Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1890 JMD-1019520726 - C-STIEGELEM MUNCHEN Anschutz Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1890 JMD-10195
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This is the most elaborate BB gun that you will ever find. A pub gun from Germany in excellent condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9086, Condition: Exce
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to b*********A for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Gmil Kerner Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1890s JMD-1019420727 - Gmil Kerner Gallery Gun Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1890s JMD-10194
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This is a German gallery or pub gun handsomely appointed in the Schutzen style. In good condition. SN: 92, JMD Oval Tag: 7215, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to x********s.. for (325.00 + 71.50) x 1 = 396.50
 
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L. Hallhuber Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1196220728 - L. Hallhuber Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1950s JMD-11962
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Target Parlor Gun, Zimmerstutzen, 4mm, Octagon fluted barrel and has a front chamber, rear sight is a Seibert Diopter Disk Eye Piece, Double Set trigg
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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R Hadermayr Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1950s JMD-1196020729 - R Hadermayr Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1950s JMD-11960
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Target Parlor Gun, Zimmerstutzen, 4mm, Octagon fluted barrel and has a front chamber, rear sight is a Seibert Diopter Disk Eye Piece, Double Set trigg
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Unknown mfr., European Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1940s JMD-1195820730 - Unknown mfr., European Rifle, Saloon, with scope or sight 1940s JMD-11958
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Target Parlor Gun, Zimmerstutzen, 4mm, Octagon fluted barrel and has a front chamber, rear sight is a Seibert Diopter Disk Eye (usually missing)Piece,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t******m for (375.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 457.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle, Schuetzen 1810s JMD-1181820731 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Rifle, Schuetzen 1810s JMD-11818
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Unknown manufacturer, Kentucky. Brass accoutrements/Horned Muzzle/Engraved. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3397, >
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Estimates : 400.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to b*********A for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
 
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Unknown mfr., homemade Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1880s JMD-1201420732 - Unknown mfr., homemade Rifle, Short-Barrel (Registered) 1880s JMD-12014
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(Registered), Unknown, homemade .30, carbine, brass frame, lever-action, blade front/v notch sight, crescent brass butt plate, experimental home const
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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car.hoffaker, munich Rifle, Shotgun 1880s JMD-1225420733 - car.hoffaker, munich Rifle, Shotgun 1880s JMD-12254
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20 gauge, SxS shotgun, dual hammer, front blade sight w/rear notch sight., dual triggers, Checkering hand grip, steel butt plate. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Ta
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
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F. Sauer (J.P.Sauer?) Black Powder Rifle, Shotgun 1890's JMD-1240120734 - F. Sauer (J.P.Sauer?) Black Powder Rifle, Shotgun 1890's JMD-12401
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F. Sauer, Black Powder, 20ga, dual hammer/triggers, bladed front/rear sight, engraving: scroll work sides, bottom/top, checkered fore and handgrip, Da
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to k*******2 for (1,000.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,220.00
 
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H. Burgs Muller & Sonne SxS Combo Rifle, Shotgun 1890s JMD-1083620735 - H. Burgs Muller & Sonne SxS Combo Rifle, Shotgun 1890s JMD-10836
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This is a combination rifle, made by "H. Burgs Muller & Sonne", chambered in 8.4 mm SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3931, Condition: Good, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to d**********e for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
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Baker first Model Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1870s JMD-1205220736 - Baker first Model Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1870s JMD-12052
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Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel, Baker, first model, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 3430, Condition: Good, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to h********@.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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Baker Pat SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1878 JMD-1204720737 - Baker Pat SxS Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1878 JMD-12047
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Baker Pat, SxS, 12GA/.40, SxS, dual hammer/triggers, rear flip ladder sight, checkered fore/pistol grip, metal butt plate. SN: 1453, JMD Oval Tag: 343
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h********@.. for (900.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,125.00
 
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C. slotterbek maker, San Francisco 1868 Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1870s JMD-1204820738 - C. slotterbek maker, San Francisco 1868 Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1870s JMD-12048
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This drilling made by C. Slotterbek of San Francisco, CA is in fair condition. A fracture in the stock at the wrist with 4X quality wood. This is a Bl
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to p********6 for (1,900.00 + 475.00) x 1 = 2,375.00
 
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Lefever Arms Co, SF Three-Barrel, 1885 Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1885 JMD-1205620739 - Lefever Arms Co, SF Three-Barrel, 1885 Rifle, Shotgun, Double-Barrel 1885 JMD-12056
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Lefever Black Powder 10GA cartridge Drilling with rifle barrel on top of shotgun barrels. Nice condition lower grade Lefever with splinter forend ebon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to E******y for (4,000.00 + 1,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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