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I dont know where to start. I just dont know where to begin.....Somebody, somewhere needs to get their ass whooped for this.......I heard stories of tanks and planes being dumped into the ocean at the end of WWII, but to just leave these guns just sitting outside? This has to be some type of base. OMG, Im going to go have a beer.
 

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Those pictures were taken in Vietnam. Everything you see has long ago been melted down and made into all those cheap, made in China, products available at your local Wal-Mart.
 

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Those pictures were taken in Vietnam.
It looks like that is the case, I can only think of when we had a large number of troops somewhere armed with M60's. Those guns need to be in our hands :D THat makes me sick, our great BATF wouldnt allow law-abiding citizens to own any of those treasures. :mad:
 

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Yeah, think about this, Each of those rusted M60s is most likely represents the tombstone of the former operator.
 

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There were a fair amount of BARs in Nam too, but I don't see even one.

After thinking about it, they were used by the French in the Indo-China war so the BARs were probably in the enemies hands when France bailed out.

I'm depressed, too.
 

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Well...

Well at least they got to be used... During WW2 my dad had an apprentice ship working at hog island where they manufactured a lot of the liberty ships after WW2 he again continued his apprentice ship where they began stripping down the liberty ships and loaded them with end of contract surplus and sank em out in the ocean. He told me they had new jeeps in the box, new harleys and they were told that the items were being sunk as to not disturb the economy and that some of the items were not for civilians use. Guess they didn't do a lot of recycling then huh...
 

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Bummer!!!!
 

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Not sure those pictures were took in Vietnam. I have been told on www.jouster.com some months ago that those pictures were took in Philiipines. Those firearms were in a burned warehouse and obviously, fire & firearms doesn't work very well.

Sad to cry !
 

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A fire in a warehouse??? Obviously not correct as the wood and plastic buttstocks would be burned away. Those weapons have been laying outdoors for some time as told by the bleached out stocks on the Thompsons.
These pictures have actually been circulating on the web several years. It has been posted several times that the pictures were taken in Vietnam. Check the main website from the link provided for more info, it's a pretty cool site anyway.
 

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It always seemed strange to my eyes that the wood was not burnt if it was the result of a fire. Thanks for the explain !;)
 

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My father told a story about what happened in India at the end of WWII. The army had issued wrist watches to the soldiers. At the end of the war the soldiers who had been issued them had to turn them in. There they watched as a Sergeant took a chisel and smashed each watch. This is called effective demiling. We wouldnt want soldiers returning to civilian life being able to tell the time. You could say that the Army was so mean they wouldn't give their soldiers the time of day.
 

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Sorry Guy's ,but as a Gunsmith, after veiwing those pictures I have to go get sick. I don't care where those pictures where taken, However this happened to these Firearms it's a CRIME... :mad:
 

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For sure. A great shame to see HUGE piles of fine, highly important from a history point and great shooter from a shooting point, rusting and destroyed under the rules of the Great Socialist Empire.



Yesterday in China & Vietnam. Today in Europe. Tomorrow in the United States ?

Make such thing never happen in the last free country on Earth.

God ? Can you send me in a country with a minority of socialo-communist ?
 

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So depending on when these pictures were taken (if before 68) they could have all been amnesty registered as c&r transferrables. Whew, when I perfect my time machine I am goung to be one rich dude.
 

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Maybe these guns were just the victims of poor maintenance. Face it it isn't like the Vietnamese were ever going to sell them to there countrymen through some CMP program. My Army reserve unit turned in 40 M60's about six years ago. We had taken very good care of them and some were brand new. I have always wondered what happened to them. Maybe it's better not to know. This is exactly what was happening to the M1 Garands and 03's that the Army had in storage until about ten years ago. Does anyone have any idea of how many M1's the CMP still has available? I see most of them they now sell are reimports from Greece. Have all of the original 300,000 been sold?
 
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