City officials authorized the advertisement of the weapons for bids to any federally licensed firearms dealer.
Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells the Vicksburg Post that the guns will be displayed in the police department’s training room next week.
Deputy Chief John Dolan says another 700 guns will be traded in with the department’s 100, 19-year-old 9mm Beretta handguns, for replacement weapons.
Armstrong plans to buy 100 new service weapons for police officers.
The surplus weapons include 978 pistols and 190 rifles and shotguns — including two air rifles. Some of the weapons have been in police custody since 1978.
Source: The Republic