Sabre Defence Assets Being Auctioned Off

    I am posting the press release for the Sabre Defence equipment auction without comment, simply because I think it is of interest to our industry readers (this is not an advertisement).

    Perfection Industrial Sales will host an online auction offering over 500 lots available due to Sabre Defence Industries’ facility closure in Spindale, NC.

    Spindale, NC; April 26, 2016: Perfection Industrial Sales, a unit of Perfection Global, LLC, has announced an online auction following the closure of Sabre Defence Industries’ pristine firearms manufacturing facility in Spindale, North Carolina. The plant previously manufactured a variety of popular weapons and weapon spares, including M-16 rifles, M-4 carbines and Stellite™-lined M-2 50 caliber barrels. Lincoln, Nebraska-based New Empire Industries, the company that had recently purchased all assets belonging to Sabre Defense Industries, and its subsequent owner Manroy USA, has made the strategic decision to scale back operations to focus on a core business of barrel manufacturing.

    Interested buyers may schedule inspections on Monday, May 2nd between 8:00AM EDT and 4:00PM EDT at the Sabre Defence facility at 159 Yelton Street in Spindale, North Carolina. Lots for the online auction will begin closing at 11:00AM EDT on Tuesday, May 3rd. Additional information including a full lot catalog can be viewed at

    The assets up for auction include vertical and horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, conventional machine tools, coordinate measuring machines, tool holders, perishable tooling, forklifts, factory support equipment and much more.

    Sabre Defense was shut down after its owner was arrested for international arms trafficking among other things.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!