Military gear can be rich in history and durability at a usually a very affordable price. Military surplus finds its way to the civilian market in all kinds of ways. Countries around the world can liquidate large batches of perfectly good gear due to cuts in military budgets, or gear being replaced by other items in service. Some of this stuff can even be collectible and may one day be rare. Items like magazines and even bayonets can be great ways of collecting firearms history without breaking the bank!