Tonnes of brass up for auction… Literally!

Want to stock up on brass? How about 16.5 tonnes of it? If you’ve got the cash, the Government of Canada has got you covered!

Boy, has the Government of Canada got a doozy of a deal for you. Up for auction is 16,546 kilograms of various spent brass from the Canadian Forces.

Located at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton (3 CDSB) are giant pallets full of various scrap brass including but not limited to 9mm, 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO, and .50 BMG cartridges.

But the sale isn’t for the faint of heart or those with empty wallets – according to the Government of Canada’s surplus auction site,, the opening bid is set at $60,000! And you’d better bring an eighteen wheeler. And a forklift. And a lot of friends. And you better pay them in a lot of pizza and beer.

In all reality this sale is more likely to be aimed towards scrap metal recycling companies and not your average reloader, as it has been “demilitarized”, but it’s pretty funny to think of how much ammo you could make out of this. Check out more pictures and the auction page below!

Link to auction page.

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