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#1 artu44

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:38 AM

Dont look at this site if you cannot stand strong emotions.

http://www.project-x...k/armsdump.html

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:12 AM

Very interesting aggresive climate treated these guns. Parkerized or oxidized -- all looks the same like sprayed rust color. Very interesting because normally there are at least small differencies between corrosion process on various steels from various countries. They looks like after long-term acid rains.

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#3 artu44

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:33 AM

Very interesting aggresive climate treated these guns. Parkerized or oxidized -- all looks the same like sprayed rust color. Very interesting because normally there are at least small differencies between corrosion process on various steels from various countries. They looks like after long-term acid rains.


Pollution and acid rain are not tales.

#4 Bill in VA

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:05 AM

Yup...old pics that have been floating around the internet for years. The pics were taken in Vietnam, and IIRC, date from the early to mid-1980s. No doubt they've all be converted into razor blades by now.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:16 AM

What's amazing is that these photos could pretty much be duplicated anywhere within the past 60 years. I've seen similar photos of massive "to be disposed" arms catches like these in Japan, Germany, Russia, etc. after WW2, all the way up through the massive caches of weapons that our EOD techs have been destroying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

You are right, Dave--check out this pictures.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

Here's a modern one from www.spokesmanreview.com...

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

And if you ever wondered what to do with all of those excess weapons.....

http://international...et/content/7643

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:00 PM

Not just weapons were thrown out. My Grandpa who was an sbd gunner said that they would pile up Japanese helmets, guns, knives, uniforms, and any other Japanese surplus they could round up, and put it on a barge and sink it or burn it. He said that the only way some of that stuff survived, was that guys would steal it. I'm glad they did! (This also makes me kinda' sick and sad) http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

A lot of it was destroyed (like on the photos I posted above), but you could mail, or bring certain items home. Check out this paper work.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:24 PM

Dont look at this site if you cannot stand strong emotions.

http://www.project-x...k/armsdump.html


Looks like the left overs of some "low intensity conflict" during the Cold War.

#12 GLM *Deceased*

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:30 PM

A couple photos from a 1956 surplus arms catalog.


First photo - Stacked Garands on the right and Carbines on the left.

Second photo - Pistol bins somewhere in Europe after WWII.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:13 AM

Hi,

One image from one friend ... one WW2 Brazilian General with many germans captured guns:

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/464/zenbiofq2dv8.jpg

Best regards,

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:11 AM

It makes no sence to me why they destroy so many of these weapons. Last time in Iraq I confiscated a Belgium Hi Power and my friend confiscated an original Colt 1911. Both were sent to the scrap pile.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:54 PM

man that made me cry. Where is that dump at?

#16 Bill in VA

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:12 AM

man that made me cry. Where is that dump at?

IIRC, they were taken back in the 1980s in Vietnam, according to the web page's author.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:45 AM

dang if it was in the US i might have to try to get to it lol.


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