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Posted: 10/9/2003 6:26:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2003 6:27:08 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]

We are seeing the surplus arms from expired armies of old countries and such. So whats next?

Will there even be much of a market, or at least one as large as this once these military arms run out of supply?
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 6:56:00 PM EDT
Good question, I'd like to know what's next also.

For long guns we might eventually run out as starting in the late 50's early 60's a lot of countries were switching to select fire weapons. AK, M14, FAL, M-16, etc.
Right now we're into getting WWII & Korea era rifles. That might be as far as things go for collectors.


I'm curious to hear other's opinions.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 10:13:10 PM EDT
theres still alot of pistols.

Link Posted: 10/9/2003 10:14:16 PM EDT
The new Shotgun News has an article featuring a tour of Centuries warehouse and CETME production area.

The article pretty much infers that remanufacturing stuff like CETME's is the future of milsurp.

I don't want anything that Centuries wizards have fooled with.

Dennis Jenkins
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 11:57:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djenkins:

The article pretty much infers that remanufacturing stuff like CETME's is the future of milsurp.



C&R milsurp, or just regular milsrup?
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 7:01:32 AM EDT
You mean newly declared C&R stuff based on age or newly found stores/supplies of older weapons? Problem with "new" C&R stuff, is that post WWII, most military arms started to become select fire, so we won't be able to get our hands on any foreign stuff or domestic not already registered. Most completely new military arms will likely be pistols, which of course are generally issued in much smaller numbers than rifles.

Rocko
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 9:48:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2003 12:14:26 PM EDT by djenkins]
Those Century CETME's were originally full auto. That's why they have to remanufactured with USA internals and and maybe a USA receiver so that they are NOT once a machine gun always a machine gun.

I don't know what C&R surplus is still out there but I bet there is not that much.

I'm not good at all at predicting the future. The Shotgun News article seemed to be saying the future is remanufacturing stuff. I don't know. <G>

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By rocko:
You mean newly declared C&R stuff based on age or newly found stores/supplies of older weapons? Problem with "new" C&R stuff, is that post WWII, most military arms started to become select fire, so we won't be able to get our hands on any foreign stuff or domestic not already registered. Most completely new military arms will likely be pistols, which of course are generally issued in much smaller numbers than rifles.

Rocko

Link Posted: 10/10/2003 3:45:48 PM EDT
I think we are nearing the end of the Milsurp phase and entering a Golden Age for C&R.

While Milsurp may be fading, all those companies that had ramped up production for the war effort were turning their attention to the civilian population. The late 40s, the 50s and the 60s were a time when it was still human labor that went into making a gun, not all machine. Some of the finest guns of all time were made during that period and over the next few decades, they will all be C&R.
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