Holy milsurp crap, Batman

A couple months back, one of the largest military surplus outfits since Bannermans shut its doors– SAMCO, leaving a huge cache or rare and hard to find guns, ammo and gear up for grabs. How large? Well the auction inventory ran 475 pages.

While some of their impossible to find vintage ammo in exotic calibers made it to Old West Scrounger such as .303 Kynoch loads, 30-06 Iranian marked with the Shah’s headstamp, and Dog Bone boxed .45 ACP, other items have gone round the world.

The thing is, the reason why a lot of the crap was left over at SAMCO, left to rust away and molder, was that it was just junk. The truth was, in a lot of cases they had already sold the good stuff.

Case in point, Precise Shooter bought a lot of 55 SAMCO Spanish Mausers, and when they got them found they were largely unshootable with bad wood, mismatched parts, cockeyed sights, terrible headspacing, etc.

Here is an image:

Many handguards seem to not match the rifles on which they were installed, and were crudely jammed into the rifles, resulting in bent and sometimes broken metal housing...

Many handguards seem to not match the rifles on which they were installed, and were crudely jammed into the rifles, resulting in bent and sometimes broken metal housing…

From PS:

All in all, of the 20 7x57mm Mausers and 35 7.62NATO Mausers that I bought, only one 7×57 and two 7.62 rifles did not have some disabling defect which would make it possible for me to sell it – and most had more than one problem (for instance, both dangling rear sights and incorrect headspace were present in almost every 7.62 rifle).

Read more of the horrors here, and be warned about any milsurp that suddenly comes on the market in the coming months!

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

4 responses to “Holy milsurp crap, Batman”

  1. Manuel García García (Barcelona) says :

    En este caso, se trata de los viejos fusiles “Mauser” usados por la Guardia Civil de España. Su insignia de la “espada y el lictor” estan grabados en la parte exterior de la recámara. Hace muchos años se dieron de BAJA, y vendieron en lotes a diversos paises africanos. Cuando se vendieron estaban en perfecto estado de funcionamiento…

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