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262 CHAPTER 443.—DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE OR SURPLUS MATERIAL Sec.

4681. Surplus war material: sale to States and foreign governments. 4682. Obsolete or excess material: gale to National Council of Boy Scouts of America. 4683. Obsolete or condemned rifles: loan to local units of recognized veterans' organizations. 4684. Surplus obsolete ordnance: sale to patriotic organizations. 4685. Obsolete ordnance: loan to educational institutions and State soldiers and sailors' orphans' homes. 4686. Obsolete ordnance: gift to State homes for scidiers and sailors. §4681.

Surplus war material: sale to States and foreign governments Subject to regulations under section 486 of title 40, the Secretary of the Army may sell surplus war material and supplies, except food, of the Department of the Army, for which there is no adequate domestic market, to any State or to any foreign government with which the United States was at peace on June 5, 1920, Sales under this section shall be made upon terms that the Secretary considers expedient. § 4682. Obsolete or excess material: sale to National Council of Boy Scouts of America Subject to regulations under section 486 of title 40, the Secretary of the Army, under such conditions as he may prescribe, may sell obsolete or excess material to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Sales under this section shall be at fair value to the Department of the Army, including packing, handling, and transportation. § 4683. Obsolete or condemned rifles: loan to local units of recognized veterans' organizations (a) The Secretary of the Army, under regulations to be prescribed by him, may— (1) lend obsolete or condemned rifles (not more than 10), slings, and cartridge belts to any local unit of any national veterans' organization recognized by the Veterans' Administration, for use by that unit for funeral ceremonies of a member or former member of the armed forces, and for other ceremonial purposes; and (2) issue and deliver to those units blank ammunition for those rifles— (A) without charge, if it is to be used for ceremonies at national cemeteries; and (B) without charge, except for packing, handling, and transportation, if it is to be used for other ceremonies. (b) The Secretary may relieve a unit to which materials are lent under subsection (a), and the surety on its bond, from liability for loss or destruction of the material lent, if there is conclusive evidence that the loss or destruction did not result from negligence. §4684.

Surplus obsolete ordnance: sale to patriotic organizations Subject to regulations under section 486 of title 40, any branch, office, or officer designated by the Secretary of the Army may sell, without advertisement and at prices that he considers reasonable—