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The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store (artofmanliness.com)
20 points by megaman22 on Oct 4, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

I loved the Army-Navy store when I was a kid. In those days there was a ton of Vietnam surplus and my genuine GI helmet liner, pistol belt, etc. were prized items for backyard war games. Even though the surplus store in my city has morphed into selling a lot of civilian camping and hunting gear, I think there is still a lot of genuine military items. However, the difference is they tend to be new items from gov't contractors such as Propper. It's not a bad thing but these items don't have the cheap prices of used or surplus items.

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