The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, the world’s largest privately held arms museum in Claremore, will be temporary closing November 1.

The Davis Museum will be installing a new LED lighting system through the entire building.

“The funding for this project came from a grant through the state of Oklahoma Commerce Department, the federal government and the Oklahoma state legislature”, stated museum executive director, Wayne McCombs. 

Total funding on the project is $ 376,000. “The 40,000 square foot building has 948 lighting outlets including 600 display cases. This is a massive project”, McCombs stated.

The museum has 11,000 firearms and 50,000 total items on display. The collection has Native American artifacts, antique musical instruments, saddles, spurs, steins and the “Roy Clark Story “exhibit.  

The J.M. Davis Memorial Commission was established by the state legislature in 1965 to oversee the construction and operation of the Davis Museum building.

The museum was opened on June 27, 1969, J.M. Davis’ 82nd birthday.

The lighting project is expected to be completed November 30.

The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is located in downtown Claremore at 5th street and highway 66.

For more information contact the museum at 918-341-5707.

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                         Miles Hall appointed Commissioner
                   to The J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has appointed Mr. Miles E. Hall, Shooting Industry advocate and business entrepreneur from Edmond as a board commissioner for the famed, J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore Oklahoma.
“We are so incredibly excited that Miles agreed to take this position.” Stated Wayne McCombs Director of the museum. “His enthusiasm, knowledge and over 40 years leadership in the industry will help us greatly.” Wayne concluded.
In 1981, Hall and his wife Jayne were the founders of a multi-million-dollar Firearms Retail and 5 Star Rated Range in Oklahoma.  In the 36 years they ran the operation he led the company to virtually every award and honor in the retail arms industry. The Halls had an opportunity to venture into new areas of the shooting sports and chose to sell the business in 2016.
“I was incredibly honored to be asked” Miles Shared. “Looking forward to helping the other commissioners and team at the museum.” He concluded.  
Mr. Hall is recognized as an innovator and supporter of the thousands of front-line dealer/retailers in the shooting industry. Miles is a sought-out speaker and written numerous national articles for publications both inside the shooting sports and out and for many years helped retailers develop and grow their businesses all over the country.
Hall fills the unexpired term of the late Keith E. Ballard and his term will expire August 1, 2025. 

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What's New at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

We had some visitors today: The Marshals and Thunderbird Cadets.

May 21, 2021
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 | NOON

Tess Maune, News anchor and reporter for the News on 6 will be the guest marshal at the Tri-State Gunfighters High Noon Shoot Out this Saturday, September 7 at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown Claremore.

Lots of Old West fun as the gunfighters will have a street shoot out, bank robbery and jail break in the event.

Lil’ cowpokes will be deputized to help the good guys win the day. It is free and open to the public.

Starts at 12 noon.

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JULY 26-29, 2019

The J.M Davis Foundation Auction is going LIVE right now. Don't miss this 3-Day event! Come by the Museum or check it out

Celebrating the J.M. Davis Museum's 50th Anniversary with MoreClaremore.

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Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell receives a J. M. Davis Museum 50th anniversary Daisy BB gun and 50th anniversary book from Museum Director (center) Wayne McCombs and State Senator Marty Quinn.