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Posted: 12/14/2010 11:10:59 AM EDT
My family is taking a trip to Spain late next month and since I enjoy browsing army/navy surplus stores here in the states for odds and ends I thought it might be fun to do it overseas too.

Sportsmans Guide has got to get their foreign stuff from somewhere, right?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:16:04 PM EDT
[#1]

  Switzerland still does ...barely. If you heading that way.

   www.armyliqshop.ch
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:27:49 PM EDT
[#2]
There is one in Kaiserslautern Germany and everything is way more expensive than it needs to be.

There are a few in Normandy, one has a lot of WWII items that the locals have picked up over the years, it is in a famous house that became a cross roads for our guys during the invasion.

If you ever make your way to Okinawa, Japan that is where I have found the best surplus stores outside of the US.

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING!!!  Like everything, planes, Humvee's, body armor, gun parts, hardware,...everything.

The best Surplus stores I have ever been to were outside of Ft. Campbell, KY.

Screaming Eagles was the name of one of them.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:30:32 PM EDT
[#3]
They do in England. I can only really speak for Newcastle though
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:32:06 PM EDT
[#4]
Yes.  I remember seeing one in the Czech Republic.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:34:14 PM EDT
[#5]
I went to one in Ste.Mere Eglise ... cool but extremely expensive.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:34:34 PM EDT
[#6]
yer still lots in the UK ,

my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid
it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:36:41 PM EDT
[#7]



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it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral

Okay, PLEASE tell me that there is photographic evidence of this.


As for surplus shops, there are a few in my area.







 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:40:41 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
yer still lots in the UK ,
my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid




it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral


Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:43:36 PM EDT
[#9]
Finnland?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:45:25 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
yer still lots in the UK ,
my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid




it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral


Yeah, you get mistaken for Adam Ant.

I bought some DPM over-pants at the Camden fleamarket when I was there.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:50:52 PM EDT
[#11]
I saw a great one in Oslo, Norway in the 90s.  They even had what appeared to be a water cooled Browning belt fed on a tripod and lots of old Krag Jorgensens - probably all in 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser.  I do not know the Norwegian words for either "dewat" or "still capable of live fire" so I don[t know if the Browning actually worked or not.

There is a huge flea market in Madrid Spain and I was able to pick up several old guardia civil and military memorabilia from the Franco era (belt buckle, uniform buttons and some old coins, etc).
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:24:54 PM EDT
[#12]
dont need em.. walk off into the woods in certain parts of the Netherlands and you find whatever you need.  All with realistic war damage.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:26:34 PM EDT
[#13]
Yes. Look for the sign that says "Labor Pool."
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:32:43 PM EDT
[#14]



Quoted:


dont need em.. walk off into the woods in certain parts of the Netherlands and you find whatever you need.  All with realistic war damage.


Same thing if you go on a battlefield tour of Verdun as well-walk carefully to avoid finding out just how unstable metal picrates are.



 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:34:48 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
yer still lots in the UK ,
my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid




it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral


Holy shit, but that was funny.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:35:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:35:58 PM EDT
[#17]
I know in the Netherlands they do!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:36:38 PM EDT
[#18]
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:37:04 PM EDT
[#19]
Any problem with customs when bringing back stuff?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:38:28 PM EDT
[#20]


Prague:







Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:44:48 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
yer still lots in the UK ,
my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid




it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral


Yeah, you get mistaken for Adam Ant.

I bought some DPM over-pants at the Camden fleamarket when I was there.


And you didn't stop by and say hello


Are you in that neck of the woods?

I was on my way from Uganda and just really happy to be back in the 1st world.
That's a part of the city I hadn't seen on previous visits.
Groovy little scene going on down there, reminded me a little of Baltimore.
Waterfront and all that.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:46:16 PM EDT
[#22]
The first one I ever went to was in Canada when I was a kid, used to get all sorts of goodies there.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:52:09 PM EDT
[#23]
As an Army brat in Germany as a kid, I remember some vendors at German swap meets selling a lot of surplus items.  I bought a bunch of ammo cans and camo netting from them when I was a kid.

Don't remember going to any dedicated brick and mortar surplus stores in Germany but I bet if they were selling at swap meets, then there probably was stores too.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:52:29 PM EDT
[#24]
there are areas in eastern europe where you could find some "military surplus"


Wait a second, you are going to europe and you want to look for surplus???

you should be looking for hot european ladies!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:57:18 PM EDT
[#25]
Go further east and buy new stuff!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 1:58:04 PM EDT
[#26]
France does, too, and at least a few of them do international orders, as I've bought stuff from them.

ETA: I just bought a helmet net from one in Finland, so I'd say they have them too.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:03:56 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
dont need em.. walk off into the woods in certain parts of the Netherlands and you find whatever you need.  All with realistic war damage.


Is that better than the drive way worn battle look?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:44:51 PM EDT
[#28]
Quoted:
The first one I ever went to was in Canada when I was a kid, used to get all sorts of goodies there.



Funny, after the WW2 stuff ran out the surplus stores in Canada have always been full of USGI surplus. Not much difference between a Canadian military surplus store and a US surplus store. Think they got it straight from DRMO, too.

The Canadian army always used up all their stuff until there was nothing left
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:54:02 PM EDT
[#29]
I dont know if they have actual store fronts, but Russia seems to have several online Military Surplus retailers.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:10:24 AM EDT
[#30]



Quoted:





Quoted:

yer still lots in the UK ,

my mum got all my clothes from the army and navy when I was a kid
it was no fun going to school dressed as a Japanese admiral




 


its not funny



my kid brother was a Polish cavalry captain at the age of 10 , he still thinks he has a horse



 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:13:05 AM EDT
[#31]
There was one in Chania on Crete when I was there.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:14:40 AM EDT
[#32]
I think I remember a military brat buddy of mine saying he saw some cool stuff for sale in spain like swords and black powder pistols
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:18:02 AM EDT
[#33]





I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.

 



OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:18:53 AM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
The first one I ever went to was in Canada when I was a kid, used to get all sorts of goodies there.


You too huh! I still think of one I went to in Calgary back in 66, even had a lot of WW2 German stuff there too.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:20:09 AM EDT
[#35]
Quoted:


I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.  

OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.


Bet you did not take a Pic of yourself next to "THE GOLEM" Statue in all your trips there .
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:23:33 AM EDT
[#36]
Quoted:
Go further east and buy new stuff!


I understand from reliable sources that there are a lot of street vendors in Moscow (and other cities) selling used Russian militaria
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:54:16 AM EDT
[#37]



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I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.  



OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.




Bet you did not take a Pic of yourself next to "THE GOLEM" Statue in all your trips there .


No, but I did get drunk as hell at U Fleku.

 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:55:43 AM EDT
[#38]



Quoted:

its not funny



my kid brother was a Polish cavalry captain at the age of 10 , he still thinks he has a horse

 

You and your brother:










 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:58:01 AM EDT
[#39]



Quoted:





Quoted:

its not funny



my kid brother was a Polish cavalry captain at the age of 10 , he still thinks he has a horse

 

You and your brother:








 
my bestest song ever





 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 10:02:30 AM EDT
[#40]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 10:12:24 AM EDT
[#41]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Quoted:


I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.  

OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.


Bet you did not take a Pic of yourself next to "THE GOLEM" Statue in all your trips there .

No, but I did get drunk as hell at U Fleku.  


I was gonna post Son I am a Disapoint , but with that I will give you a pass...
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:08:39 PM EDT
[#42]



Quoted:



Quoted:




Quoted:


Quoted:






I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.  



OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.




Bet you did not take a Pic of yourself next to "THE GOLEM" Statue in all your trips there .


No, but I did get drunk as hell at U Fleku.  




I was gonna post Son I am a Disapoint , but with that I will give you a pass...
Caffrey's Irish Pub in the old square was a common hangout as well.  REALLY good beef stew made with Guinness.  Works like a charm on a hangover.





 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:11:57 PM EDT
[#43]
Plenty in the UK - don;t know about the rest of Europe to be honest because I've never looked for them, but I have seen them in Germany, Holland and Czech Republic.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:20:42 PM EDT
[#44]
Quoted:
There is one in Kaiserslautern Germany and everything is way more expensive than it needs to be.

There are a few in Normandy, one has a lot of WWII items that the locals have picked up over the years, it is in a famous house that became a cross roads for our guys during the invasion.

If you ever make your way to Okinawa, Japan that is where I have found the best surplus stores outside of the US.

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING!!!  Like everything, planes, Humvee's, body armor, gun parts, hardware,...everything.

The best Surplus stores I have ever been to were outside of Ft. Campbell, KY.

Screaming Eagles was the name of one of them.


Too bad I don't think I'd ever make it to Okinawa.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:22:56 PM EDT
[#45]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:08:38 PM EDT
[#46]



Quoted:





Quoted:


Quoted:




Quoted:


Quoted:






I love that fracking city.  Hands down my favorite in ALL my travels.  Went there over 6 times.  



OP, I remember a small surplus place in the villiage I lived in Germany.




Bet you did not take a Pic of yourself next to "THE GOLEM" Statue in all your trips there .


No, but I did get drunk as hell at U Fleku.  




I was gonna post Son I am a Disapoint , but with that I will give you a pass...
Caffrey's Irish Pub in the old square was a common hangout as well.  REALLY good beef stew made with Guinness.  Works like a charm on a hangover.



 
The number of Irish Pubs in Prague actually surprised me a bit, but apparently that city is the bachelor party HQ for the Brits. The dollar went pretty far in the Czech Republic, so I can imagine that the pound went even farther.





 
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