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M1 rifles coming back?
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:38:24 AM »
Civilian Marksmanship Program May Receive 86,000 Repatriated M1 Garands From The Philippines
BY STAFF WRITER 4 · APRIL 10, 2017

http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/04/civilian-marksmanship-program-may-receive-86000-repatriated-m1-garands-philippines/


The Civilian Marksmanship Program may receive 86,000 repatriated M1 Garand rifles from the Philippine government.

According to an M1 Garand collectors group, a large group of loaned rifles are being processed by the U.S. Army to be shipped back to the United States.

Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of the CMP, told The Firearm Blog that the rifles could be shipped back for distribution to American civilian shooters.

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

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a U.S. government-chartered program that promotes firearm safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens.

The majority of the CMP’s funding comes from the sale of Army-donated surplus firearms to qualifying members of the public.

Throughout the Obama administration, efforts to bring back surplus donated military rifles from overseas have been blocked. As a result, many widely-used variants of the M1 Garand have been sold out on the CMP’s website.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 01:01:30 PM »
I am relatively sure that the term, "Battle Rifle" would soon be found rolling off of the tongue of some liberal anti-gunner(s).
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 03:20:20 PM »
YIPPEE-KI-YEAH . . . . . I have been wanting one of those for a long time.
Time to communicate with Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and get on the list.
I have been told that you should order two so that you can put together the best of both.
Any feed back on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 03:29:06 PM »
Back when I got mine, you could only buy one. In your entire lifetime.
Has that rule changed?

I had to enter a few service-rifle matches, and then submit my logbook along with my request.
I was lucky to have a (modified) M1903 Springfield to shoot in the service-rifle matches.
I wonder if that requirement still stands, too.

(I did pretty well in those matches...until we got to 600 yards, anyway.)
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 10:45:50 PM »
I bought myself one of these at the Tulsa OK Gun Show, back in ummm about 1990, I think it was.

Turns out that the barrel was pretty well worn out. It was a Garand though, and I even had a bayonet for it.

I sold it during hard times a couple years later.

They are great rifles.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 02:58:25 PM »
Hey Thanks flyover . . . . . I am getting on it.
The process will most likely take longer than the time to provide and send necessary information.
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