Do you know the purpose of of all the surplus Warsaw Pact arms you collect?
Perhaps you never realized that they were built for killing Americans. It is also the reason they were exported to you, so that you could kill yourselves. When I grew up in Czechoslovakia, you had to do military conscription for 2 years. If you had influence, it could be in a reserve or supporting role. From 1978-80 I served. One job I found myself doing was evaluation of small arms. Moissin Nagants, East German Mauser 98ks, Nazi 98ks rebuilt by Czechoslovakia, SKS, Vz. 52's, Vz. 52/57's and more modern weapons too. The highest rating was good-no defects. After cleaning, they'd be stored or shipped for export. Poor-no defects meant it was probably going to MPLA or some other insurgency. Good-defective meant it went to someone training to be a gunsmith and repairs were made from other good used parts. These too would be exported to 3rd world countries. We had so much stuff, eventually it was exported to you, because we couldn't ship all this stuff. The lowest grade was poor-defective. All totally worn out parts and defective parts were melted to be turned into Škoda cars. The truly good stuff eventually was exported I'm certain. My country would not have wanted to see things go to waste. We are known for being practical people. I can also tell you my superiors, regular army, held the USA and its allies in great disdain. Certainly the "Velvet Revolution" of 1990 did nothing to change their opinions of you. As our arsenals were emptied and sold to your country, understand it was done with the hope that these weapons would still fulfill their original intention. By buying them, you are putting money into the pockets of people who consider you an enemy. The average person like myself really had no hatred for America. I lived there in 1989-90, since 1990 I have split a good deal of my time between the USA and Czech Republic. I only come here for the money. I'm just curious as to why the interest in our obsolete surplus arms? You understand they are generally well worn. You know what their intent was. You should know that no self respecting Czech or Slovak NCO has only disdain for you. It has nothing to do with communism vs. capitalism. I just don't get it.
Asked By: email@example.com - 2/23/2009
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weapons are designed to kill people. not Americans, or Russians, or Arabs or Jews... More
Answered By: mindworms wish liu bao cha - 2/25/2009
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That was a pointless rant. Why do gun collectors collect guns? I think the answer is in the question.
Answered By: DietrichVonQuint - 2/23/2009
My family fought for the British during the Revoultionary War and the North during the Civil war but we have antique weapons from both sides. They're pieces of histroy and are should be treasured. These weapons one day may be worth something. Also I'm playing to put my Signing Bonus from the Army for an Czech Aero L-39... More
Answered By: Andrew R - 2/23/2009
Well, who CARES what you think your gov'ts motives were. We collect them to train against, obviously-and I've met PLENTY of ex-Warsaw Pact officers and enlisted who were scared shit-less of the US and NATO. Don't like it here, go home. We don't need or want you.
Answered By: jim - 2/23/2009
Exactly the reason I'd never buy one of those worn out pieces of junk! Communism over, all of the sudden you love us! Let's all sing coom by ya. Give me an American made Remington any day.
Answered By: rascal - 2/23/2009
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