Surplus M1 Garands to soon be available to the public

Photo: U.S. Navy

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 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