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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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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.

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

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

 

http://international.africancolours.net/content/7643

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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) crying.gif

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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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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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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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