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Australian Police Surplus Coming?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MikeJackmin, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. MikeJackmin

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    Hope they are inexpensive.
     
  3. rromeo

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    They'll probably go to a place like J&G Sales, and be on the site for $199, then some other dealers will buy them by the truckload to take to gun shows and put on Gunbroker for $400-600.
     
  4. Husker_Fan

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    I'd love to get my hands on a 2.5 inch 66. If they can be had at a surplus price, I'd be all over it.
     
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    Makes you wonder why Obama and Hillary are allowing the importation of these Australian police handguns when they blocked us from getting our own M1 Garands back from South Korea as C&R rifles. :confused:
     
  6. GEM

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    A reasonable 66 snub - come to me. I want it.

    Probably fired once at a kangaroo.
     
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    The government just wasted over $150 million on the Barry Bonds case and you're looking for a logical answer to anything?

    Just be greatful and pick one up if you want it. I am guessing the Rugers will be either P-series semi-autos or (hopefully) Six-series revolvers.
     
  8. PinoyInFL

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    can't wait for this to hit the online stores!
     
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    Since when is 10,000 guns a "flood?" A measly 200 guns per state...
     
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    I think there will be an Aussie 3" model 65 on my shopping list if they make it here:)
     
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    Maybe they are too focused on the next election?

    I wouldn't mind a M66, I don't need one but I could find a spot in the safe for one.

    Clutch
     
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    65,000,000 handguns in the US and 10,000 "new" surplus are a "flood"?
     
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    I hope J&G gets them! That's a 20 min drive for me!:neener:
     
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    That would be cool, if I could afford the squeeze - a revolver that says "g'day!"
     
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    Great - used guns where the bullet spins in the opposite direction....


    :uhoh:
     
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    What a shame the snubbies were destroyed.
     
  18. Deaf Smith

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    Bring them in to papa!!!

    But why destroy the 2 inch snubs???

    Deaf
     
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    Two inch guns are illegal for civilian ownership here in OZ but so are three inch, so I've no idea why ony the two inch guns are being destroyed.

    S&Ws Australian distributor may be arranging the sale in the USA. For those that really want to buy one you could email them: http://www.grycol.com.au/

    Back ground on Philip Alpers mentioned in the article, a former druggie and university drop out who is now a university professor without formal academic training:
    http://www.ssaa.org.au/research/2005/2005-07-22_philip-alpers-a-most-dubious-researcher.html
     
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    :D:D:D:D:D

    Now THAT's funny.
     
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    One reason that the 2" barrel models might have been destroyed is because I don't think they are importable into the U.S. I recall reading that Taurus imports their snub revolvers into the U.S. with 4" barrels and then replaces them with 2" barrels in Miami.
     
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    How about some of the Armys Steyr AUG's . Time for the Aussie to switch the old ones out for new ones and i could have a chance some day to get a real Steyr. I think the ones made by microtech are most likely made as well but they were so rude to me wuth customer service, they wanted to do the whole FFL thing to replace a missing torx screw on my knife and charge an arm and a leg. I would not want to fight them to get my Microtech AUG fixed. (I am still missing that torx screw by the way)
     
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    a couple to keep out and 30 to hide in a weatherproof PVC tube (HAHA)
     
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    One reason that the 2" barrel models might have been destroyed is because I don't think they are importable into the U.S. I recall reading that Taurus imports their snub revolvers into the U.S. with 4" barrels and then replaces them with 2" barrels in Miami.

    Taurus used 3" barrels because the gun didn't meet the height and length requirement (10" total I think). I don't know think this applies to returned US goods and may only be the present adminstration's interpretation of the law.
     
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    I read it as a choice of one of the agencies in Australia to destroy the 2 in. guns rather than return them. If I was a taxpayer there, I'd be ticked they didn't get the trade-in value.

    My understanding is that the reason the State Department could block the M1 Garands and carbines from Korea was because they were sold to Korea by the Department of Defense, not the manufacturers. Re-importation of DoD sold arms must have DoS approval. That doesn't apply to re-importation of guns sold by the manufactures to foreign countries.
     
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