(AA) – The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense decided to open a bid in order to sell “out of use” weapons in an effort to solve its budget problems, according to a recent statement.
On March 18, the ministry published on its website a list of thousands of out of use weapons owned by Bulgaria, which are worth millions of euros.
The list includes a rich array of weapons from small pistols, such as Browning Baby, to guided anti-aircraft missiles, artillery and Russian-made T-55 tanks.
Military experts expect that Russian-made Kalashnikov assault rifles (AK-47s and AK-74s), as well as Mauser, Haenel and Zbrojovkave Mannlicher rifles, will be of particular interest, in addition to a Browning 1922 pistol and Langenhan and Margolin 1913 pistols, which are regarded as collector’s items.
The ministry aims to compensate for a 2015 budget cut of around 35 million euros.
The terms and conditions of the bid have not been announced yet.