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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Remington Revolver 1885 JMD-1136221140 - Remington Revolver 1885 JMD-11362
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Revolver, Remington, NEW LINE REVOLVER NO. 4, .38BP, Spur trigger, bird's head. wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 9761, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to m********8 for (225.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 274.50
 
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Revolver 1840s JMD-1121921141 - Revolver 1840s JMD-11219
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This is a Belgian made 6-shot percussion revolver with a 5 in. barrel. Maker unknown. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 317, Condition: Very Good, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********e for (425.00 + 93.50) x 1 = 518.50
 
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Revolver 1840s JMD-1129921142 - Revolver 1840s JMD-11299
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This revolver is a pin Revolver, chrome, wood grips, 4 in. barrel. SN: 2521, JMD Oval Tag: 3382, Condition: Good, >
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Revolver 1840s JMD-1140121143 - Revolver 1840s JMD-11401
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Revolver, 8mm, pin fire, folding trigger, wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 1555, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (120.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 146.40
 
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Revolver 1840s JMD-1140321144 - Revolver 1840s JMD-11403
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Revolver.22, folding trigger .22 black-powder pin fire. wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 127, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h******0 for (130.00 + 32.50) x 1 = 162.50
 
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Revolver 1870's JMD-1141121145 - Revolver 1870's JMD-11411
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.32 cal, pocket pistol, 5 shot, wood grips, folding trigger. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2432, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********o.. for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
 
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Revolver 1870s JMD-1122521146 - Revolver 1870s JMD-11225
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Revolver, Possibly A Whitney revolver converted of the period to .36 or .38 caliber cartridge. wood grips, Cylinder pin doubles as shell extractor. SN
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to b********d.. for (425.00 + 93.50) x 1 = 518.50
 
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Russo Revolver 1840s JMD-1131121147 - Russo Revolver 1840s JMD-11311
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This revolver is made by Russo, with 3 in barrel, Pin fire Revolver, black finish. SN: 8M-M, JMD Oval Tag: 10563, Condition: Fair, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (140.00 + 30.80) x 1 = 170.80
 
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Starter Revolver 1890's JMD-1140921148 - Starter Revolver 1890's JMD-11409
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Revolver.22 Blank, Starter Pistol, 8 shot SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 485, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to h******0 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Unica Arms Co. Revolver 1865 JMD-1123421149 - Unica Arms Co. Revolver 1865 JMD-11234
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Revolver, Unica Arms Co., excellent original bluing and factory-engraved five-shot percussion pocket pistol. 4" octagon barrel. wood grips. SN:...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to b********d.. for (850.00 + 187.00) x 1 = 1,037.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Blunderbuss Revolver mid 19th century JMD-1115521150 - Unknown mfr. Blunderbuss Revolver mid 19th century JMD-11155
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This is a flintlock cigar lighter. Trigger broken. Great to have laying around the dining room table. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 6058, Condition: Fair, ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (120.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Pocket Revolver 1850s JMD-1124921151 - Unknown mfr. Pocket Revolver 1850s JMD-11249
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Revolver, Derringer, .28 caliber Pocket revolver. Side hammer factory engraved in original 1850's condition very good. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 11...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to H*********k for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1830-1860s JMD-1118221152 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1830-1860s JMD-11182
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This is a revolver of European possibly Belgian origin, maker unknown, in pinfire ignition. (1830-1860) technology. It has a folding trigger; (like th
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-1130121153 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-11301
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This revolver has Ivory grips, British made, 5.5 in. barrel, Percussion Revolver, SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2426, Condition: Very Good, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to x********s.. for (500.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 610.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-1130521154 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-11305
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A percussion revolver, 3.5 in barrel, Percussion Military, wood grips, about 9 mm. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 112, Condition: Very Good, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********e for (180.00 + 39.60) x 1 = 219.60
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-1130721155 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-11307
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This is a percussion revolver, wood grips, blade front sight. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2431, Condition: Very Good, >
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to b*********e for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-1139121156 - Unknown mfr. Revolver 1840s JMD-11391
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A revolver with a folding trigger, ivory handled, pin fire, ornate, Percussion Revolver. SN: N/A, JMD Oval Tag: 2552, Condition: Very Good, >
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to x********s.. for (375.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 457.50
 
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Unknown mfr. Single-Barrel Revolver 1895 JMD-1089521157 - Unknown mfr. Single-Barrel Revolver 1895 JMD-10895
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This is a single barrel shotgun. Black powder 16 ga. Maker unknown. SN: 779, JMD Oval Tag: 247, Condition: Good, >
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t*******l for (170.00 + 42.50) x 1 = 212.50
 
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Whitney Arms Co Revolver 1840s JMD-1124121158 - Whitney Arms Co Revolver 1840s JMD-11241
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Revolver, Whitney 3Ó-barrel pocket or boot pistol, popular during the Civil War. Engraved, brass trigger guard, wood grips, SN: N/A, JMD Oval T...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 400.00
Sold to s******0 for (300.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Whitney Arms Co Revolver 1860 JMD-1122821159 - Whitney Arms Co Revolver 1860 JMD-11228
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Revolver, Whitney Arms Co, Civil war Side arm for both Union and Confederate Officers. Original finish, Six shot. 7.5" barrel, SN: N/A, JMD Ova...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to d*******f for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
 
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