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“A must see”

J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Claremore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: World's largest privately held firearms collection. More than 12,000 firearms ranging from 1350 to today. Also, Native American Artifacts, WWI history, Cowboy saddles, spurs & brands, music boxes, musical instruments. Fun for the whole family.
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This museum is awesome. I spent almost 4 hours there. They have around 13,000 guns and a lot of other things to see, well worth your time. When you think you have seen the whole museum, you haven't. How this man ever accumulated this many fine firearms is beyond me, I have to wonder just how many millions the collection is worth. Mr. Davis is long gone but my hats off to him for arranging to share his collection and artifacts with the public. The amazing part is there is no admission fee although you can make a donation if you desire. A must see.

1  Thank Randy B
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Besides being the home of the Will Rogers Jr. Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma also has a excellent small arms museum in the J. M. Davis collection. It has some of the most complete collections of small arms from the United States, Japan, Europe, etc in a large self guided display.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a must see for the firearms aficionado. There’s an enormous amount of stuff displayed here. While the items are say ‘grouped’ rather than curated in a detailed way, within these exhibits are a lot of significant examples that are important to advanced scholars. This Davis museum is in some ways superior to the Cody museum.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I went and we loved it. I am not sure gun person bjt the history behind a lot of the arms was fascinating. I especially enjoyed seeing types of weaponry I had never even known exisited. On top of the weaponry they had some other interesting things such as steins and musical instruments. This is definitely a place too put on your bucket list.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I read these reviews and wanted to see the surrey with the fringe on top, so we stopped by. I am not a gun person and know very little about them. However, I was quite impressed. First of all was the huge volume of guns – 14, 000 I think they said. Secondly were some famous outlaw guns like Bonnie (& Clyde), Pretty Boy Floyd, & Jessie James. There was even a toy gun collection and my husband remembered playing with (cap guns) when he was a child. It was fun to see the surrey, and there were many other collections besides guns which were fascinating. J.M Davis & his wife are entombed there, as he wanted “to be buried with his guns.” It’s free and you can spend as much or as little time as you like. But if you have some spare time, it is a worthwhile attraction.

Thank Pat M
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