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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by netmage2112, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. netmage2112

    netmage2112

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    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! :)
     
  2. VN350X10

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    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
     

  3. NW-Warlord

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    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.
     
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  5. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    The 7.62mm would be really nice.
     
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    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?
     
  7. VN350X10

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    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
     
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  8. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Do you think you could rig up a magic fingers bead for Jack? It might improve his disposition.
     
  9. VN350X10

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    Or at least shake some sense into him.......:dunno:



    Never mind, lost cause.:faint:
     
  10. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    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
     
  11. VN350X10

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    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 !)
     
  12. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

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    Read carefully. In order to bid, you must pay a $10,000 down payment to secure the privilege of bidding.
     
  13. blind noodle

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    Also, the event ID for all the fired brass starts with "Demill" so I'm guessing the brass has passed a furnace.
     
  14. netmage2112

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    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
     
  15. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Why dont they do not just send it back to recycle into new cases for LC?
     
  16. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    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.
     
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    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    makes sense
     
  18. justinsaneok

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    I puked in my mouth a little reading this thread
     
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    Oh, you didn't know what the Gov't. was doing with OUR tax dollars ?

    uncle albert
     
  20. justinsaneok

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    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: