Surplus M1 Garands to soon be available to the public

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Your 2017 Christmas shopping just got easier. A government cache of 86,000 M1 Garand rifles will soon be available to the public through the Civilian Marksmanship Program:

The Civilian Marksmanship Program advises the Army could soon hand over a large stock of historically significant M1 rifles.

A post on an M1 Garand collectors group on Friday mentioned a group of loaned rifles coming in from the Philippines was being processed by the U.S. Army for shipment back to the states. Mark Johnson, CMP’s chief operating officer, did not confirm the country of origin but did tell Guns.com that a large group of rifles may indeed be headed home and could end up in the organization’s hands.

”There are 86,000 or so M1’s hopefully coming back to the Army,” said Johnson. “We hope to see them in the future.”

In 2010, the Obama administration repeatedly blocked bringing surplus donated military rifles back from overseas allies. Due to this, the most common variants of the highly collectible M1 Garand rifle have sold out in the last two years.

  • Buck

    You have a good idea. And I can tell you that I do that very thing as often as I can. Right now I am helping a man 3 boys and a neibor woman . I am broken down as I have said but as often as I can I help out. Back in 2002 to 2006 I had a group of 30 boys range ing from 6 to 18 they weren’t scouts but a partialy modeled it on the old Boy Scouts. I only quit doing this when I got sick. But that kind of thing had gotten to hard on me today so what I do is on a limited scale. I wish it were different but nothing ever stays the same. Every thing has a season according to the bible. May the LORD watch over you. Buck 🇺🇸⚔🇺🇸 100% disabled Vietnam veteran Christian Right wing republican lifetime member NRA and friend to Israel

  • glock 19 fan

    I already have one of those and I agree that it’s fun to shoot. Nice to know that ammo is getting more available also.

  • thecelt1

    I was able to purchase an M! Garand a bunch of years ago. 42 to be exact. I served in the Air Force during the Korean War. The only injuries I got was from Fire Fighting. I was a Fire Fighter
    for my whole hitch (4 years USA, Korea and Germany). After my Military service I continued in
    the Fire Service as a Professional for 30 years. I am s strong Veterans supporter, Fire Service supporter, Voter, NRA Benefactor member, registered Republican and gun owner (including an
    M1 Garand and a Original Colt AR 15 + a few more).
    To all you Veterans of our United States Military – Well Done Brother Well Done!

  • PAproFirearms

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

  • acs1949

    Let your faith in God sustain you in your time of tribulation! Thank you for your service, Buck…don’t know your age, but my dear wife battled cancer for 30 years before it got her in 2012-may you survive and thrive as much as possible.

  • acs1949

    Truly exciting that the old Garands will be available again. As one who didn’t serve for various reasons-none, BTW, having to do with a lack of patriotism and love for my country-I never got to handle and fire the ‘greatest battle implement ever devised”, in the words of Gen, Patton. I hope to correct that deficiency at some time in the future(the near future, God willing…).

  • Buck

    I am 65 I have 3 differant kinds of cancer one is in my lungs one in my kidney and one in my thyroid . In 2009 the VA took out my right middle lobe. I died twice on the table . The doctors brought me back and told me I could never be cut on agin. The anetesia I can’t Handel. I have known about the cansers since 2008. I get no treatment for it as all they want to do is cut on me. I use home remedys I get from the net. I also have COPD , dibeties , hardening of the artieries high blood pressure , blind in my right eye from damage I got in Vietnam. Have cataracts and Glucoma in my other eye. I have a bad knee and back use a vain to walk with and some times use a wheel chair , hear damage from artillary Fire in Vietnam. Bleed internally and have been in the hospital my 3 time for that had to get blood transfusions. Almost died each time. Have Arthuritis in my hands and nerve damage in hands and feet. And some other things. The doctors told my wife that I would die in 2013. But I didn’t I’m hear talking to you. ,I’m only hear because of the LORD. And only because of him. Thank you for your kind words. Christ is the son of GOD . Buck 🇺🇸⚔🇺🇸 100% disabled Vietnam veteran Christian Right wing republican lifetime member NRA friend to Israel

  • dennis simons

    No You can get a permit to buy weapons as relics or collectables if they are over 50 years old .

  • Jackson

    What I meant was without a permit.

  • dennis simons

    It is not like an ffl . But you say you have to join something to get it sent to you . Same same permit .

  • Jackson

    I have a permit to carry concealed. I did not have to join anything when I got my permit. My permit allows me to carry my pistol concealed that is all. I can not buy guns with my permit.