Bob's was very different when Bob Sr. opened his doors
to Bob's Surplus in 1947.
Bob Schlecht Sr. "hitched" his way from Minot, ND to Longview,
WA, by way of railcar roof-tops. He and his wife Lila, opened
the original war surplus store in a small tent. Selling items
such as Army Cots for $2.50, Canteens for 25 cents, and Wool
Socks for 50 cents. The local women kept him supplied with used
a 6,000 square foot store was built. Over the next 40 years, 7
more building phases were completed. Most of the store was
painted green, the result of one of Bob Senior's great paint
bargains! We have grown.
we still offer that old fashioned, hometown service, that will
leave you with a smile!
Six Specialty Shops
Under One Roof
50,000 Square Feet of
Quality Sporting Goods and Much More!!
Special Orders For
Those Hard to Find Items (we will ship it to you!)
Experienced Staff for
All Your Questions and Answers
Early Morning Sport
Come And See Our Wonderful. Specialty
Departments. Each Department Has Experienced Staff Trained To
Help You With Your Needs.
Happy To Help You With Those Hard To Find Items; Special Orders
- we will do our best to try to help you find what you need. We
Can Even Ship Your Items Right To Your Door!
Feel free to contact us with
suggestions, stories, experiences, and more!