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Finding Military Surplus in Garage Sales and Junk Shops

Being retired I have time to hit all the local garage sales, junk shops etc.  Just recently, I found three Swiss Army twenty-inch long pickaxes with their leather covers.  These are a very handy little pickaxe, while they are a bit heavy to carry in your pack; they are great for your vehicle.  They are probably made during the 1940s or 50s.

Now I don’t live near any big army bases, but things seem to pop up regularly.  The last three weeks has been exceptionally good.  I found three woodland camo shirts, 4 Alice packs, only two were complete with frames and webbing, four sets of ACU camo, one US load bearing vest, gen 2 and some miscellaneous pouches. …

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