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Mixed Scrap Brass Small Arms Ammunition (SAA)

This sale is subject to all applicable federal and provincial sales taxes. Taxes are in addition to your bid price.

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Lot details

Mixed Scrap Brass Small Arms Ammunition (SAA)
Minimum bid:
Closing date:
21-January-2020 @ 12:55 p.m. EASTERN TIME
31713 (kg)
Description :

Mixed Scrap Brass Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) Casings

  • Assorted small arms ammunition casings, up to .50cal (12.7mm) and under
  • May include dirty brass from outdoor ranges
  • Quantity: 62 half tri-walls, 31,713kg gross weight
  • Net weight of brass 29,952.2kg
    • Net weight does not include steel drums, pallets, tri-walls, bags or any other packaging
  • Quantities have not been verified by GCSurplus
  • Viewing is recommended

Additional comments:

The General Terms and Conditions B, identified in the website, apply to this sale contract.

Inspection and Removal:

  • By appointment only, Monday to Friday 8:00 - 15:00


  • PO2 Nick Deveau
  • / Telephone 902-427-0618
  • Weight scale tickets are not required for this sale contract.
  • Payment cannot be accepted or processed on site at this location.

REQUIREMENTS - Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) Brass - Handling, Mutilation and Storage Guidelines

  1. Live rounds: The spent SAA brass cartridges have been screened by qualified personnel to ensure that the scrap material is free of any live rounds, but may still contain minute quantities of intermingled live rounds.
  2. Destruction Criteria: The Purchaser must mutilate (e.g., crush, shred) and/or smelt the Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) brass cartridges, so that the cartridges can no longer be reloaded or re-used for their intended purpose.
  3. Destruction must be done in Canada: The Purchaser must mutilate and/or smelt the SAA brass cartridges at a location in Canada.
  4. Timeline for Destruction: The Purchaser must mutilate and/or smelt the brass cartridges within 90 days of taking possession of the material.
  5. Mutilation and/or smelting before transfer or resale to a third party: The Purchaser must mutilate and/or smelt the brass cartridges prior to any transfer or resale to a third party.
  6. Proof of Destruction: The Purchaser must complete and provide to Canada and Custodian a Certificate of Destruction (DND 2586), confirming mutilation of the brass cartridges, within 90 days of taking possession of the material.
  7. Access to the Purchaser's premises in order to witness the destruction: Upon request, the Purchaser must give representatives of the Custodian access to the Purchaser's premises for the purpose of witnessing the crushing/smelting.
  8. Temporary storage of live SAA found: The Purchaser must lock up any live Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) rounds that are found, in his own temporary storage unit, until pick-up is conducted by Custodian.
  9. Contact for live SAA pick-up: Upon contract award, Custodian will provide local contact information for live SAA pick-up in case any casings that have not been expended are found.
  10. Information Package: Purchaser will be provided with an Information Package, upon sale award, outlining the safe handling, removal, temporary storage and reporting procedures of any live SAA that may be found within the lot of spent SAA. It is recommended that all persons associated with the processing of the spent SAA brass review the provided Information Package prior to handling the spent SAA brass.

Point of contact for technical information:

  • Paul Bedard
  • Senior Navy & Ammo Disposal Officer
  • Directorate - Supply Chain Operations 7-2-4
  • Department of National Defence / Government of Canada
  • / Telephone 819-939-8822


Location of asset(s):
HALIFAX , NS     B4A 4L1

The exact location of this sale could not be determined. Please contact the GCSurplus sales rep for more information.

Contact :
PO2 Nick Deveau
GCSurplus sales rep:
Christopher Wilbur
Sale account:
Lot number:
SAA - Mag
The Purchaser agrees to make any payment requested (see available payment options) by the Minister within 3 business days from the date of such request and prior to removal of any of the property.
The Purchaser, upon acceptance of this offer by the Minister and after payment in full has been received by the Minister, shall at his expense, pack, load and remove the property by the date indicated on the bill of sale or, if no date is shown, within 5 business days after the date the bill of sale is issued.


This sale is subject to all of the clauses outlined in the GCSurplus General terms and conditions A , unless General terms and conditions B are cited.
The Purchaser must also pay particular attention to the following clauses.
Clause No. Description

All sales are final. No purchased Goods may be returned and no requests for reimbursement in whole or in part will be accepted.

  1. The Purchaser understands that the assets purchased are identified on Canada's Export Control List (ECL) and are subject to the Export and Import Permits Act. The Purchaser agrees not to export these assets without first consulting with the Trade Controls Bureau of Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
  2. The Purchaser acknowledges that it shall be their responsibility to obtain any required permit prior to the export of the assets.
  3. The materials listed may contain items of an explosive or flammable nature. The Purchaser shall accept full responsibility for damage to property, personal injuries or loss of life that may result from handling or processing, and shall indemnify and save harmless Canada from and against all claims or demands in respect of such injuries or loss.
  4. The spent ammunition cartridges may contain trace amounts of lead (Pb), and as such, personal protective equipment shall be worn in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements and any handling of this material shall be conducted in a well ventilated area.
  5. Weight shown is an estimate only.

The item(s) described herein are being sold offsite and not from a GCSurplus Sales Centre. For all offsite sales, Canada is responsible for making the sale items accessible for removal. They are under no obligation to provide assistance of any kind. It is the Purchaser's responsibility to ensure they have the proper labour and material handling equipment to facilitate the removal. Failure to comply with this condition of sale may lead to the Purchaser being turned away and the items and funds being forfeited.


By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that the Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) Casings are sold for scrap metal only and not for recharging or reusing purposes.