Private Weapon Museum
Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
609 N. Meridian Street, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730
One block north of the grounds of the Adams-French Mansion

Stevens Auction Company is pleased to announce the commission to sell at auction the extraordinary arsenal of weapons and antiquities of the late James Larry Bragg. Mr. Bragg, a direct descendent of Civil War General Braxton Bragg, was a true collector of historical military weapons, armor, and paraphernalia.

The premier highlights of this auction will be the weaponry in the Braggs collection, which is comprised of hundreds of historical armaments from the 11th and 12th centuries as well as weapons from more modern wars, such as WWI and WWII. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see first-hand the weapons used to arm soldiers from the time of the Crusades to the Korean War.

One of the quiet highlights of the auction will be Mr. Bragg’s great library of hundreds and hundreds of books, including early poems, books on philosophy, war journals, and firearm references.

The open house preview will be on Friday, October 07, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on auction day. For auction information and photos of the items to be offered, please go to our website: For information not found online or for a free brochure, call our office at (662) 369-2200 or e-mail us at Phone bids are always welcome with advanced arrangements. Refreshments will be available on auction day.

In addition to the weapons collection, we will be selling the contents of one of Aberdeen's oldest homes, "Cedar Grove," built in 1842.

Terms: Cash, All major credit cards or pre-approved check. All sales final with no warranty expressed or implied. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over all written material. A 12% Buyers Premium charged on the total purchase price, with a 2% discount for Cash, Business/Personal Checks, with proper I.D., or Wire Transfer. A 7% sales tax will be charged on all merchandise sold. The only exception is for those with a valid & verifiable state resale number. For out of state buyers: you must have a copy of your tax certificate or other proof that you are a tax-exempt business owner/agent. Not responsible for accidents.

Read the biography of James Larry Bragg, Sr.

Follow this link to view set up photos.

Follow this link to view items being auctioned.

P.O. Box 58
Aberdeen MS 39730
M.S. A.L. #349
John Dwight Stevens, Auctioneer
Selling the South’s Finest Antiques