Friday, August 28, 2009

I wondered where I'd left that...

100,000 rounds of my ammunition were unearthed in Serbia; I'd appreciate it if they'd pick up the shipping tab for returning it to me. The anti-tank mines aren't mine, however. I don't know who put those in there.

I must say that the Serbian po-po have laid out the most impressive junk-on-the-bunk display I've seen in a while.

17 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

Dibs on a couple of thems spam cans!

Yeah yeah that inventory display IS quite impressive!

Old Grouch said...

"The anti-tank mines aren't mine, however."

Why NOT?

After all, you never know when you might need one...


Cheers!
O.G.

BobG said...

"100,000 bullets, a recoilless cannon, three mortars, six RPGs, three machine gun stands and 21 anti-tank mines were recovered from the tank."

Hell of a CARE package; wouldn't you love to see that under your tree next Christmas?

militant_marmot said...

You got your ammo in with my anti tank mines!

alternatively; so THAT'S where I left them.....

I wish I had enough ammo that leaving it somewhere like that could happen.

Themadlemming said...

I wonder how many pairs of American jeans for one of those RPG's. Just wondering...

staghounds said...

And my mortars!

I note the absence of any rifles or pistols.

Also that the mere possession of these items is legally classed as "terrorism".

DirtCrashr said...

Old oil-tanks are good for keeping the contents lubed.

Butch_S said...

Good thing they didn't try to open it with a cutting torch. ;-)

B Smith said...

YARD SALE !!
(No Early Birds, please)

cj said...

Quote: "I note the absence of any rifles or pistols."

I imagine those made it into the hands of those who opened it.

But I look at this and think, "And yet, I can't get a freakin' box of .380 around here...or 9mm...or .45, .38, .357...". I need to find a cache like that :(

mts1 said...

former stronghold of an ethnic Albanian militia.

It's a social club! Dang, Mr. Corleone, how many times do we have to tell them cafones this?

Seriously, I've always been amused by those cache layouts the police make, whether of drugs, ordnance, weaponry, or whatever other contraband they seize. All on a new, clean dropcloth, in neat, measured rows, in a way they would've never been placed by their previous owners. You can tell they got the prior military service guy to do it, since it has "C.I. Inspection" written all over the layout. I don't envy the guy who had to pick up and put down all those splodies and not drop or kick any of them.

reflectoscope said...

Sounds like a pretty good afternoon, getting rid of that stuff one way or the other!

Jim

Brad K. said...

Are you taking order, and can I request a specific caliber for the ammo? Can I have the containing tank electroplated with copper?

And does delivery include burying the bundle?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Reminded of a story about a Catholic priest and his cronies in Northern France, post WWII, who had assiduosly collected a church basement full ex-wehrmacht "surplus" equipment so that he could take on the communists.

It was a big church. We're talking equiping a couple - 4 companies for combat operations for non-trivial length of time.

_Truckloads_ of stuff. Apparently the Allies found out and made him cough it up.

rickn8or said...

"Apparently the Allies found out and made him cough it up."

Awwwww. What harm could some armed Catlicks do?

D.W. Drang said...

"100,000 bullets"...
Well, at least it wasn't loaded ammunition...

Mike said...

It's like this...

I leave these caches around for zombocalypse, or the eventual reconquest of Europe. Occasionally they find one. Not to worry. I'll have another one online in a week.