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If you don’t like seeing historical firearms rusting away waiting to be sent off to the melter then don’t continue, it’s hard to look at.

These pictures have made the rounds on most of the gun forums online, they’re supposedly from somewhere in South East Asia, most likely Vietnam.  Imagine all the battles these guns were part of. What a shame…


M1340 mini guns


M60s and AK mags and parts


Czech ZB30s


Pile of AK-47s


Bazookas and M1 Thompsons


Enfields, 1903 Springfields and M1 Thompson magazines.


.50 cal and M60 machine gun parts, Russian DP28 machine guns, Bren and M16 magazines


HK G3 and Mauser K98s


RPGs


Grease guns


Brens, M60s and a Hotchkiss M1914 machine guns


Assorted machine guns, RPGs, magazines and a flare pistol.


M60 and Brens


Recoilless rifle


Stack of RPGs


German MG34s


A view of the gun graveyard


Baseplates


A sea of magazines


Pile of Thompsons


.30 cal machine guns

[Source: project-x.org.uk/armsdumpindex]

18 COMMENTS

  1. Does the govt of that country realize what these would be worth cleaned up? It would build a school or hospital or two..

    • They would probably not be worth very much. The first problem is that they expired from lack of diligent maintenance in an extremely harsh, high humidity environment that just EATS steel and wood. Most became unserviceable DECADES ago, with extensive pitting and components rusted together permanently. Not that some couldn’t possibly be restored, but they’d be basket case projects that would take an extreme amount of highly skilled gunsmithing. Assuming some could be restored, then what? They cannot legally be reimported to the US, and no other nations want them either. The third world militaries have moved beyond this WWII era equipment, and outside of the US, I can’t think of any nation that will permit their citizens to lawfully possess firearms that are taxed under the NFA here in the States. The only way they could sell them at all is as scrap metal.

  2. I agree that it is most likely Viet Nam. The US left an enormous amount of ordnance and munitions in South Viet Nam during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The Soviet Union supplied a tremendous amount of their equivalent hardware to North Viet Nam. After we left the Republic of Viet Nam to its own devices (a move not reciprocated by the USSR towards the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam!), much of the modern US weaponry such as M16 rifles were traded or sold globally, such as to nations in Central and South America. The WWII era stuff was obsolescent and mostly just sat. In such a tropical environment, the service life of weapons is not long. When they have corroded too much to be serviceable, they just keep on rusting.

  3. I NEED THOSE GUNS! YOU JUST NEED TO CLEAN THE GUNS AND GET A PAINT JOB! THOSE ARE WORTH A FORTUNE ESPECIALLY THE TIMMY GUN’S (M1 THOMPSON), MG34’S AND ALL OF THE ABOVE! WANT! PLUS, TONNES OF MAGAZINES! AND AMMUNITION!

  4. I’ll buy the metal by the ton 🙂 just give me few tons of what you got and I’m sure I could make something of it

  5. No wonder m3 grease guns thompsons brens 98 mausers and chzec zb30s are so hard to find. Theyre rotting away in assia.

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