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    Surplus Firearms Magazine set and contents photos of index

    Here is my set of the issues that I posted on SRF.
    "An informative publication during the second great golden age of surplus firearms, the late 1980s, all of the1990s and into the turn of the century, was SURPLUS FIREARMS magazine. Surplus Firearms magazine was published from 1987 to 2012 by Guns and Ammo and started at $2.95 with the last issue costing $8.99. At first it was published periodically, with the first seven issues numbered with Roman numerals, then in 2005 they switched to just the publication date. In 1998 and 1999 Guns and Ammo came out with two “ Best Of” the past volumes issues. In 1998, the Best of Surplus Firearms, volumes I, II, and III was published and in 1999, the Best of Surplus Firearms volumes IV, V, and VI was published. After a short period of no publications (2001-2004), Guns and Ammo resumed publication of Surplus Firearms in 2005 with an annual issue published each year ending with the final issue in 2012. This is a complete set."
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    Here is an update. SRF is gone after 20 years and the former link no longer functions.
    My set of Surplus Firearms Magazine has been reposted and improved.

    Surplus Firearms Magazine 1987-2012 - Military and Historical Book reviews* - Treasure Bunker Forum
    see Treasure Bunker forum for the new update showing covers and contents pages.
    "Many readers in the US looked forward to finding these special, once a year SURPLUS FIREARMS issue about surplus firearms by assorted authors. These were primarily informative & historical in perspective. Most never found or owned examples of specific firearms discussed in the magazines. These issues of Surplus Firearms provided a description of the firearm, its bayonet and other accessories. They provided expert tips on maintenance, ammunition, and shooting vintage firearms. In the late 1980s in the United Statesicon, it was an exciting time for collectors in the US because of a liberalization in post Kennedy assassination import regulations. Odd ball military surplus rifles and pistols from foreign lands were flowing into gun stores at great prices. It was a fun time, a new collector's bonanza of bargain military arms of antiquated types and mechanisms. The introduction of these exotic weapons and a lack of correct ammunition fostered the need for a magazine such as Surplus Firearms Magazine. Much later, similar magazines like Military Surplus by Tactical Life and Surplus Vintage & Classic Firearms by FMG made their appearance. By 2001 Paul S. Scarlata published Collecting Classic Bolt Action Military Rifles, a thesis on the commonly found bolt actions of the world. Later in 2009, a great book by Stuart C. Mowbray and Joe Puleo, entitled Bolt Action Military Rifles of the World, provided an in depth survey of the great military bolt action rifles. Both books are primary sources for those wanting to identify and purchase such military rifles. However, what started it all was Surplus Firearms Magazine."

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