Uncategorized Bulgarian defense ministry to sell ‘out of use’ weapons

Bulgarian defense ministry to sell ‘out of use’ weapons

 

File-Bulgarian trooper fires an M2 Browning .50 cal machine gun at the Novo Selo training range
File-Bulgarian trooper fires an M2 Browning .50 cal machine gun at the Novo Selo training range

(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.