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CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

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CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

#1 Post by Popeye » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:57 am

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The Civilian Marksmanship Program has recently received truckloads of vintage M1 Garand rifles long ago loaned to U.S. allies overseas and is preparing to inventory M1911 pistols as well.

Gina Johnson, CMP’s general manager, told Guns.com via email Tuesday the federally-chartered non-profit corporation has been moving the repatriated 30.06-caliber rifles into their warehouses in recent days.

“We have roughly 86,000 rifles from the Philippines and roughly 13,000 rifles from Turkey in our possession,” said Johnson.

The Philippino guns have been on the radar for months while CMP has kept the news on the Turkish M1s closer to the vest. The influx of vintage rifles, which the organization is authorized to sell to the public by Congress to support firearms safety training and marksmanship efforts around the country, is one of the biggest stockpiles the group has received in recent years.

In 2010, the organization’s quantities of M1s amounted to just 125,000 guns on hand that included complete rifles, stripped receivers, and welded drill rifles. Since then, the Obama administration repeatedly blocked efforts to bring surplus donated military rifles back from overseas allies looking to rid themselves of obsolete hardware. As noted by the CMP’s sale page on the rifle, most common variants became sold out in the past two years.

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In an update posted by the CMP on Monday, the organization says they have received 8,000 1911 type pistols from the Army, which they are in the process of inventorying this week. Once that is complete, the group will have to securely store the WWII-era surplus handguns while an Army-approved “building and armory infrastructure is completed,” a process expected to take 60 days, at which point inspection and test firing can be tackled. Only then would the guns be up for sale, with CMP promising to post the order packets needed to buy the handguns “90 days prior to the order acceptance date and opening sales date.”

The move to have the group offer the iconic military pistols is the cumulation of a three-year legislative drive spearheaded by Republicans who felt the sales were a better alternative than storing an estimated 100,000 weapons at a cost of $2 per gun, per year.




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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

#2 Post by Popeye » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:47 am

“We’ve already begun on the Turkish rifles,” CMP Chief Operating Officer Mark Johnson said in an interview with the NRA. “They’re already filtering into the system and there are some on the racks for sale now.” Apparently neither country added any marks on the rifles, so the repatriated guns are not distinguishable from any other M1 Garand, Johnson said.
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#3 Post by kabic » Sat May 19, 2018 11:13 am

Just saw a video on YouTube about the Philippines rifles.

They had to be treated for termites in some of the stocks. Then they had to be cleaned of asbestos residue.

Finally they had to be shipped on a ship by themselves..wonder the reason for that.

Those costs add up.

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CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

#4 Post by LCPfraTN » Tue May 22, 2018 10:43 am

I'm disappointed with the CMP's ordering process for the 1911s. Seems to me, if you already have an active account with the CMP, you should be able to just submit an order during the designated time frame and they could process it just like they do with M1 Garands, with the exception of shipping to a local FFL since they seem to be stuck on that requirement. I haven't decided yet whether or not I'm going to order one, but certainly not happy with the process.


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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

#5 Post by rob » Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm

The 1911s are being handled by a separate entity than the rest of the CMP sales.

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Re: CMP: 99,000 Garands are back from overseas, update on 1911s

#6 Post by Smokey » Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm

Noticed that the special grade Garands are showing up. I might consider one for a general purpose utility rifle.
The days of surplus rifles selling for less than $100 are gone.
For what you get, $1K seems reasonable for a rugged, reliable essentially new .30-06 Garand.
Similar like-new Garands are a LOT more from the other folks that rebuild them.
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