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netmage2112
09-02-2011, 06:51
Anyone purchase brass from GovLiquidation before....?

There's a lot within driving distance near me that's small enough to fit in a car, and large enough to have everyone I know set for brass for a long time..., or at least clean\sell to fund part of a 1050 I'm going to need to deal with all the crimped primers! :)

VN350X10
09-03-2011, 23:06
The Gov't. occasionally gets funny selling brass.
Make sure it hasen't been "De-Milled" by being fed into a furnace to render it scrap.
They do that once in a while to make sure that all the primers are deactivated.

buyer beware !

uncle albert

NW-Warlord
09-03-2011, 23:13
I was looking at the auctions for my area for a while and they were normally by the dump truck load, 2-10 tons. I wish I had a vehicle capable carrying that kind of load.

I cant begin to imagine what 10 tons of .223, .308, and .50 looks like. I would have to roll around in it and make 'brass angels' in it.

gary newport
09-04-2011, 01:13
I was looking at the auctions for my area for a while and they were normally by the dump truck load, 2-10 tons. I wish I had a vehicle capable carrying that kind of load.

I cant begin to imagine what 10 tons of .223, .308, and .50 looks like. I would have to roll around in it and make 'brass angels' in it.

:supergrin:

Fox
09-04-2011, 06:14
The 7.62mm would be really nice.

arodgers
09-05-2011, 20:42
The Gov't. occasionally gets funny selling brass.
Make sure it hasen't been "De-Milled" by being fed into a furnace to render it scrap.
They do that once in a while to make sure that all the primers are deactivated.

buyer beware !

uncle albert

Saw a 55 gallon drum of 9mm brass at auction near me that looks like it's been through a furnace. Would they not clean up in a tumbler, or does the furnace weaken the brass?

VN350X10
09-06-2011, 19:52
SEVERELY weakens the brass.
The outfit I work for builds all kinds of conveyers & seperators, etc. & we got in several drums of mixed brass to sort, 9mm, .45acp,.223,.308,.50BMG, it all came from a Gov't range near/in MD. I about cried when I saw what had been done, it had been cooked to the point of some of the smaller stuff fused together, like obscene artwork !
This was listed as a sample, as we build machinery to do this & it was all a test lot.

www.generalkinematics.com

this is what we build !

uncle albert

WiskyT
09-06-2011, 20:02
SEVERELY weakens the brass.
The outfit I work for builds all kinds of conveyers & seperators, etc. & we got in several drums of mixed brass to sort, 9mm, .45acp,.223,.308,.50BMG, it all came from a Gov't range near/in MD. I about cried when I saw what had been done, it had been cooked to the point of some of the smaller stuff fused together, like obscene artwork !
This was listed as a sample, as we build machinery to do this & it was all a test lot.

www.generalkinematics.com

this is what we build !

uncle albert

Do you think you could rig up a magic fingers bead for Jack? It might improve his disposition.

VN350X10
09-06-2011, 20:07
Or at least shake some sense into him.......:dunno:



Never mind, lost cause.:faint:

GioaJack
09-06-2011, 20:16
I sensed I was being talked about... what the hell is going on?

If you guys had enlisted 40 or so years ago you could have gotten all the brass you could haul away, Uncle Sam was giving it away... well, sort of.


Jack

VN350X10
09-06-2011, 20:30
Hey Jack !

FWIW......
I was rejected because of my eyesight by the U.S.Army & the U.S.M.C. on the SAME DAY in 1969. Non-corrected I was 20/400 !
the sob's wouldn't let me NEAR the brass !


uncle albert

(the Marine recruiter suggested the Air Force !)

freakshow10mm
09-06-2011, 22:22
Anyone purchase brass from GovLiquidation before....?

There's a lot within driving distance near me that's small enough to fit in a car, and large enough to have everyone I know set for brass for a long time..., or at least clean\sell to fund part of a 1050 I'm going to need to deal with all the crimped primers! :)
Read carefully. In order to bid, you must pay a $10,000 down payment to secure the privilege of bidding.

blind noodle
09-07-2011, 00:58
Read carefully. In order to bid, you must pay a $10,000 down payment to secure the privilege of bidding.

Also, the event ID for all the fired brass starts with "Demill" so I'm guessing the brass has passed a furnace.

netmage2112
09-07-2011, 08:24
Also, the event ID for all the fired brass starts with "Demill" so I'm guessing the brass has passed a furnace.

All event ID's have a Demil code.... A, B or Q....

This particular listing has a Demil code of 'Q', which means it requires an End Use Certificate...

"620 lbs (approx) Fired brass 5.56 mm shell casings, stored in (1)55 gallon drum. Drum is not included in the weight and sale. Mutilation not required."

There is also no listed requirement for a deposit on this listing...

http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=4708103

G21FAN
09-07-2011, 08:36
Why dont they do not just send it back to recycle into new cases for LC?

WiskyT
09-07-2011, 14:31
Why dont they do not just send it back to recycle into new cases for LC?

It's the government. They spend billions to "create" a couple of jobs. They spend money to demill the brass which then devalues it. They loose on both ends. Oh wait, WE loose on both ends.

G21FAN
09-07-2011, 15:23
It's the government. They spend billions to "create" a couple of jobs. They spend money to demill the brass which then devalues it. They loose on both ends. Oh wait, WE loose on both ends.

makes sense

justinsaneok
09-08-2011, 20:41
I puked in my mouth a little reading this thread

VN350X10
09-08-2011, 20:52
Oh, you didn't know what the Gov't. was doing with OUR tax dollars ?

uncle albert

justinsaneok
09-09-2011, 21:13
I know, it was just a reminder I didn't like seeing. Like when you see actors faking death on TV and when you see a REAL dead body. :whistling: