J.M. Davis Private Collection Firearm and Artifact Auction

Auction Details

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.
I
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
Choose Your Layout > Switch to Grid View Switch to List View
French (illeg) Brown Bess Musket Musket 1850s JMD-1199020060 - French (illeg) Brown Bess Musket Musket 1850s JMD-11990
Holabird Western Americana Collections
French (illegible French writing on side plate), Brown Bess musket.62, bead front sight, ramrod, Musket, Percussion, smooth stock, metal butt plate SN
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Details...Bookmark
Hapers Ferry 1800 Musket 1800 JMD-1027920061 - Hapers Ferry 1800 Musket 1800 JMD-10279
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This three band Charleville pattern musket is marked 1802 on the lockplate. These guns were built in Richmond, Virginia which became known as the Virg
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to c*********6 for (1,100.00 + 275.00) x 1 = 1,375.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Hapers Ferry Military Musket Musket 1840 JMD-1042520062 - Hapers Ferry Military Musket Musket 1840 JMD-10425
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Harper's Ferry musket that has been shortened. Condition fair. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7028, Condition: Fair, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to q********k.. for (130.00 + 28.60) x 1 = 158.60
 
Details...Bookmark
Harpers Ferry 1818 Musket 1818 JMD-1027220063 - Harpers Ferry 1818 Musket 1818 JMD-10272
Holabird Western Americana Collections
VIRGINIA Manufacturer Charleville Model 1818 Flintlock Contract Musket. #33 stamped on varied pieces no other markings in excellent condition. SN: N/A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (1,450.00 + 362.50) x 1 = 1,812.50
 
Details...Bookmark
Harpers Ferry 1823 Musket 1823 JMD-1040820064 - Harpers Ferry 1823 Musket 1823 JMD-10408
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a Harper's Ferry model 1823 musket converted to percussion. The brass pan is an armory modification. The stock has been shortened. SN: N...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to s******0 for (200.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 244.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Harpers Ferry 1832 Musket 1832 JMD-1040420065 - Harpers Ferry 1832 Musket 1832 JMD-10404
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a model 1832 Harper's Ferry musket that has been converted from flintlock to percussion. The lockplate has been converted to percussion ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b*********v for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
Details...Bookmark
Harpers Ferry 1849 Musket 1849 JMD-1040620066 - Harpers Ferry 1849 Musket 1849 JMD-10406
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a model 1849 Harper's Ferry two-band musket. A visible cartouche WAT (William Anderson Thornton) on the barrel. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 5***v for (1,000.00 + 250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Kentucky Musket Musket 1840s JMD-1192720067 - Kentucky Musket Musket 1840s JMD-11927
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A contract musket, half-stock, no front sight, metal butt plate. A reuse of a musket for shotgun purposes. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7096, Condition: Fai
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********v for (95.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 118.75
 
Details...Bookmark
Pottsdam, GF with British Crown Musket 1860s JMD-1199820068 - Pottsdam, GF with British Crown Musket 1860s JMD-11998
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Potsdam, GF with British Crown, Flintlock Musket.72, ram rod, smooth stock w/cheek rest, metal butt plate. SN: 1834, JMD Oval Tag: 7508, Condition: Go
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to p**********n for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
Details...Bookmark
Springfield 1864 Musket 1864 JMD-1042920069 - Springfield 1864 Musket 1864 JMD-10429
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a model 1864 Springfield percussion musket that has been shortened. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 7495, Condition: Fair, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to d*******f for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Tower (British?) Musket 1862 JMD-1184620070 - Tower (British?) Musket 1862 JMD-11846
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown manufacturer, Tower (British?), 1862, Percussion Musket.50 cal, SN: 25, JMD Oval Tag: 7484, Condition: Fair, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
Details...Bookmark
U.S. Provinence Tool Company Military Musket Musket 1861 JMD-1042720071 - U.S. Provinence Tool Company Military Musket Musket 1861 JMD-10427
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a musket built by the Providence Tool Company for the Civil War. A total of 70000 such muskets were originally built. This one has been shorte
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to p**********f for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. (British?) Musket 1850s JMD-1184420072 - Unknown mfr. (British?) Musket 1850s JMD-11844
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Musket, Unknown (British?).75, octagon to round barrel, fluted muzzle, ramrod, smooth fore/pistol grip, leather butt cover. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 900
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. (French?) Musket 1860s JMD-1199220073 - Unknown mfr. (French?) Musket 1860s JMD-11992
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown manufacturer (French?), Musket.76, octagon to round barrel, ramrod, bead front sight, cheek rest stock, brass butt plate. SN: C434, JMD Oval T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to b*********v for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. 1846 two banded musket Musket 1846 JMD-1068620074 - Unknown mfr. 1846 two banded musket Musket 1846 JMD-10686
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is model 1846 contract two band musket. The stock has been shortened. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9362, Condition: Good, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to J******d for (275.00 + 60.50) x 1 = 335.50
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. Brown Bess Musket Musket 1850s JMD-1198220075 - Unknown mfr. Brown Bess Musket Musket 1850s JMD-11982
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unknown manufacture, Brown Bess musket .69, carbine, ramrod, bead front sight, smooth stock metal butt plate. The Brown Bess was the musket used by th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to s******0 for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. European Three-Banded Musket Musket 1829 JMD-1050220076 - Unknown mfr. European Three-Banded Musket Musket 1829 JMD-10502
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a three-band contract musket made in the U.S. with French architecture. Possibly of the 1830's period and later used for hunting purpose...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to p**********n for (250.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 305.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1800 JMD-1028120077 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1800 JMD-10281
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an unmarked Charleville design three band Musket. .78 cal. in excellent condition. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9146, Condition: Excellent, >
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to p**********n for (700.00 + 154.00) x 1 = 854.00
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1840s JMD-1190320078 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1840s JMD-11903
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Maker unknown, contract musket, about .72 cal, no front sight/rear sight, metal butt plate. This appears to have been a three-band musket reused for s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
Details...Bookmark
Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1840s JMD-1192320079 - Unknown mfr. Kentucky Musket 1840s JMD-11923
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unsigned contract musket.52 cal, blade front/adjustable rear sight, ramrod, cheek rest stock, brass butt plate. The letters "V, A, F" are ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to L********1 for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
 
Details...Bookmark