History of Charley's Surplus

If you’ve seen the movie Full Metal Jacket, then you’ve seen the work of Charley’s Surplus. Company founder Charley himself has been called upon by the US Government, the US Military, and even Hollywood for his expertise in military history and Army-Navy surplus.  

Charley worked closely with the military to help them develop a large collection of government surplus. His reputation grew and soon the silver screen started calling for his OD Green touch. He was called to the movie sets of classics such as Apocalypse Now and Hamburger Hill, consulting with directors and designers to authenticate props and uniforms used while filming famous battle scenes.

With Charley’s Surplus, we’re bringing that same expertise to the general public.