If You Look At This Photo You May Cry
Posted 23 November 2003 - 02:32 PM
Link to More of this Firearms Graveyard
Thanks to Heywood for the original link
Posted 23 November 2003 - 03:40 PM
The dump was in Vietnam and was all the arms collected after the war. The sheds at the back were full of the unpacked stuff ! These pics were taken in the 80s and I have been informed that the dump has been cleared and the arms scrapped. Some of the miniguns in the sheds found themselves on various film sets in the 90s.
Posted 23 November 2003 - 05:19 PM
Posted 23 November 2003 - 05:44 PM
Just think of all the extra tax dollars our goernment could be reaping off of the sales of these items to collectors like us. Sometimes they just don't have a freakin' clue do they!?
Ok I'm off my soap box until the wife pisses me off again. I'll go to my corner of the basement.
Posted 23 November 2003 - 05:55 PM
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Posted 23 November 2003 - 10:18 PM
With a little effort, the world may change!
Oh wait....maybe a lot more than a LOT of effort....
Now I'm sad....
Posted 23 November 2003 - 10:46 PM
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Posted 23 November 2003 - 11:44 PM
|QUOTE (96lt1ss @ Nov 23 2003, 10:46 PM)|
|What I found interesting is the website admimistrator said all those guns were from Vietnam, yet you don't see any M-16's unless I missed them. Plus I had no idea that many Thompson were involved in the Vietnam war. The stuff made it all the way to the 80 without anyone knowing about it, but previous to the 1986 machine gun laws they probably didn't feel it had much value.|
The photo was taken in the 80's and these weapons had been there for awhile. The M-16s still had value for modern combat, either with the Vietnamese or their friends (ex-US M16s from Vietnam wound up in Nicaragua and that area during the 1980s).
Thompsons, along with BARs, M1 Garands, 1919A4s, M3 'Greaseguns' and M1/2 carbines, were used to arm the South Vietnamese Army after the French bailed out.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:06 AM
|QUOTE (John Jr @ Nov 23 2003, 09:38 PM)|
|Don't be too pissed at the British, they are still too dumb to recognize the value of civilan ownership of guns.|
Where does it say that us Brits were responsible for dumping these weapons? The photos are on a UK website that's all.
And anyway, real shootable Thompsons are illegal in the UK but at least they can be decommissioned (dewat) without cutting them up into pieces like you have to do in America. That seems a pretty "dumb" law in my opinion. So, according to your way of thinking, that would make all Americans dumb wouldn't it?
I don't agree with our gun laws either but that's just the way it is so let's cut out the Brit bashing please...
Did anyone see the photo of the MG34's on that website? I had no idea that they were used in Vietnam..
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:18 AM
Your point is well taken. Hell, the U.S. farms out anti-terrorist work to the SAS when we want to make sure the job isn't mucked up. Margret Thatcher's resolve in rooting out the Argentinians from The Malvinas during the 1982 Falkland War was truly a profile in courage. She even had to admonish Bush 41 not to go "wobblie" when dealing with Saddam back in 91. Our own FBI turned their arsenal of 1928 Colt Navy TSMGs into manhole covers.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 12:09 PM
Anyway, a friend in the UK 'shared' that pic with me last Friday and we both could have wept.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 01:11 PM