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posted ago by DRKMSTR +37 / -0

Hey everyone who's reading this while polishing their latest gun-buy, what is the next Surplus Gun on the market?

I'm talking along the lines of Mausers (mauser actions), Star BM Pistols, AK build Kits, etc.

The only ones that are cheap are the new ones that come out. The Star BM pistols are already $100+ above their original price. AK's are fawghetaboutit, and Mosin Nagants...are actually expensive now.

Plus I can't find any parts for various surplus weapons, so now that I've run out of gun-building projects, I'm back to square one.

What do you think is the next surplus gun?

Hey everyone who's reading this while polishing their latest gun-buy, what is the next Surplus Gun on the market? I'm talking along the lines of Mausers (mauser actions), Star BM Pistols, AK build Kits, etc. The only ones that are cheap are the new ones that come out. The Star BM pistols are already $100+ above their original price. AK's are fawghetaboutit, and Mosin Nagants...are actually expensive now. Plus I can't find any parts for various surplus weapons, so now that I've run out of gun-building projects, I'm back to square one. **What do you think is the next surplus gun?**
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AlcoholicRetard 6 points ago +6 / -0

All I can think of is all the shit RTI brought back from Ethiopia but the ones I’ve seen were a little rough.

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DRKMSTR [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm just hoping we get tons of imported surplus firearms next year.

I love some C&R and gunsmith specials. Nothing quite like a bit of grinding and polishing to get things working.

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 6 points ago +6 / -0

Next surplus gun? If things in the Middle East ever get better, I bet you’d see surplus coming out of Turkey or Saudi Arabia. Most likely beat to hell parts kits of G3’s, AKs, or M16s

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DRKMSTR [S] 11 points ago +11 / -0

M16's.

Lemme tell you about the government.

It took an act of congress to get a few 1911's released from the giant stockpile the Gov still has. It was lobbied against, HARD. No collector wants any new guns coming on to the market and collectors have deep pockets and rub wallets with politicians.

Secondly, any GOV weapon that was ever capable of automatic fire will NEVER be sold to the public. Any parts that touched bullets will NEVER be sold to the public, all parts and receivers will NEVER make it past a shredder.

I've tried time and time again, it's no use. Even the buffers and springs get shredded. I can buy scrap shreddings, but not parts.

Current "M16 Parts Kits" are from years ago before the shredder requirement.

I've busted my tail time and time again trying to buy this stuff, it's impossible.

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hrad 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's so sad. I'd pay an arm and a leg for an Army surplus A2 or A3.

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Sunsetmal 6 points ago +6 / -0

Are you good at woodworking?

https://www.possibleshop.com/pistol-kit.html

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DRKMSTR [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

I wish, I'm about to cut into an old military wooden stock and I'm terrified.

I'm hoping it survives. I have about 1/16th inch of margin for error.

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meateatercat 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm thinking something like CZ 50

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DRKMSTR [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've seen a lot of that, unfortunately it was imported around the time the Star BM was and it hasn't taken off. (I'm looking for project guns)

The benefits of various other weapons is that some places are selling them in parts so you can assembly and file the parts to fit as necessary.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Italian shit from Ethiopia

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DRKMSTR [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Beretta 92 police turn-ins were nice a few months back.

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Condition1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Let me check classicfirearms and get back to ya

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2020yall 1 point ago +1 / -0

SKS

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DRKMSTR [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

$400+

Try again :I

10 yrs ago you could buy a SKS for $100 and get a tin can of free ammo with it.

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swiss_k31 1 point ago +1 / -0

Best value is still CMP M1 garands, the K31 skyrocketed in value alongside the drying up of GP11 ammo

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DRKMSTR [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, the eligibility requirements suck when gun clubs aren't meeting due to COVID.

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swiss_k31 1 point ago +1 / -0

True, but a LTC/CCW counts for the shooting part and if you're a member, the GOA counts for your organization. If you have neither of those then wtf you doing?

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DRKMSTR [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Going to hi-power and rimfire matches, haha.

I guess GOA it is then. :P

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autist9mm 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm hoping for a wave of surplus CZ75's and Sig-Sauers, eventually. Not sure when.

The 81-series Berettas from Italy were a steal. Surplus price vs MSRP for a new one was an absurd ratio.

Not so much looking forward to military surplus Glocks. They better be real cheap.

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DRKMSTR [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

They'll use Glocks until the end of time.

And I'm definitely a bit sore I missed out on the surplus berettas. I had to choose between that and paying down student loans. I ultimately made the better choice (paid it off and bought 2x as many guns later).

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autist9mm 1 point ago +1 / -0

The base-model 81's for $200, imported by PW Arms, are gone, but the 81BB's imported by RGUNS, in better average condition and finish, are still appearing on GB for $295 (sold by RGUNS).

MSRP for the only 81-series Beretta still made with a blued finish is well north $900, closing in on $1k.

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DRKMSTR [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Dang, I was way off on the beretta's.

I thought you were talking about the 92, the 81 looks great.

I'll pick one up this weekend :)