Said they sell them on Ebay. See if there are some there. Makes me wonder how much the Gov (as in us who pay taxes) pay for those damn things vs how much we sell them to people to get rid of after we use them? I sadly suspect this is one of those things that would shock at how much money is lost on then.Anybody here actually know these people?
I straight up just want to buy 2 or 3 of those pelican squad size rifle cases.
If they actually bought 100 of them surplus, I reckon it was a great price.
They used to be between $600/$800 new from pelican, depending on innards and exterior color.Said they sell them on Ebay. See if there are some there. Makes me wonder how much the Gov (as in us who pay taxes) pay for those damn things vs how much we sell them to people to get rid of after we use them? I sadly suspect this is one of those things that would shock at how much money is lost on then.
Thing that I almost really don't want to know is how much we pay for them from the contractor vs do we all but give the damn things way later as surplus.They used to be between $600/$800 new from pelican, depending on innards and exterior color.
I have 1 plain black one with nothing inside, 2 latches that won't hold %100 , and a full complement of cheap master locks all around.
I paid $35 for it used.
Two words… “Air America”.As I read this and the comments all I could think too was how the hell did someone, somewhere along the line not notice one was a hell of a lot heavier? Sure sounds like somewhere along the line someone was stealing these things and somehow "lost track" of the one. Should keep some paper pushers busy for a LONG time tracking the #'s and figuring out how the hell those went "missing" for all that time. Also first thing comes to my mind is was this the first time? Doubt it. How many crates like this slipped out of some Gov warehouse and into some cartel's hands? The crate would be worth a lot of cash to someone who "diverted" those guns for money.
Any system these days keeps track of who entered numbers and so forth. I doubt you could subtract 12 rifles from inventory without also entering in where they are going. You'd have to know the system really well to obfuscate at the level required to keep fingers from pointing straight back to you....
I imagine that inventories of such things are kept on computers now. Maybe if the warehouse is doing a count, they come up 12 short, maybe they can just change digits on the screen?
That makes it easier to understand how this came about.Just pointing out that the assumption there was only one case in the 100 that had M16s in it seems flawed. Near the end of the article they say the ATF won't disclose how many rifles have been found. The weight difference could be negligible if they were all full.