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M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:52 am
by wpflgun
Whim excited about Garands coming back from abroad, I was wondering if any carbines might still be out there?

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:45 am
by M14man
I hope so.
That would be nice!
Back when the CMP was selling them in 2008, I only bought one. I kick myself for not getting at least 3-4.
I did get a Rock-Ola though.

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:15 pm
by retread12345678
I wonder if there will be any early 03 or M1917 rifles ,hopefully not in NRA pathetic condition

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:52 pm
by Tuna
I doubt there will be any 03 or M17 rifles coming back. Most of those are long gone by now. They do have carbines there too but if they are returning those too I don't know. Now if Trump would get off his duff there are 600,000 of them in Korea begging to come home. Those are owned out right by South Korea and if they are returned will be imported and so marked. Just like the 89,000 M1 Garands that are waiting for the final OK to return.

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:36 pm
by Ghoulardi
Tuna wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Those are owned out right by South Korea and if they are returned will be imported and so marked. Just like the 89,000 M1 Garands that are waiting for the final OK to return.
no, those M1s are, and were never was " owned out right by South Korea", those were loaned to the Korean gov't, just like all the other Garand/03s/carbines that came from Greece, Italy, Denmark. the fact is every piece of military equipment, weapon, tanks etc...during the cold war that was given to our friends were never sold to them. they were on loan as part of military assistance program.


BTW. those 86,000 M1s from the Philippines have already been approved for shipment back to the Army, those were on loaned. since they are coming back to the Army there isn't going to be no import stamp on them. just like there is no import stamp on any rifle that was loaned out and coming back to the Army. from there they will be going to the CMP re-arsenal and sale

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:40 pm
by Tuna
According to the South Korean government, they own them. In fact they sold them to a group headed by Century but they were prevented by our former Pres and the Hilda Beast from bringing them into the country.

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:28 pm
by Ghoulardi
Tuna wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:40 pm
According to the South Korean government, they own them.
they can say whatever they want, the fact remains those rifles were loaned or maybe they could have been leased (rented) to korea during the war and after the cease fire. but they were never out right sold to them. they still remain US property. the Korean gov't was trying to pull a fast one by trying to sell something they never owned to a third party

in the history of the US, our gov't never sold military hardware out right to any country.

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 pm
by Tuna
From what I was told, Century is just waiting for the OK from the State Dept. to bring them back to the US. They have already been paid for and it was our last Pres, who to please his anti-gun people blocked the importing of them. This after the State Dept. had at first approved them for import. Then the Pres notified the Beast and she closed it all down.

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:03 am
by timbo1955
I never heard of HILDA BEAST , thats a good name

Re: M1 Carbine Re-Patriation

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:16 am
by M14man
You miss things when they were readily available. Not too long ago the CMP had them for sale.(2008) Nicely priced. maybe 1990's The import stamped ones were $150 or so...