Monday, April 27, 2015

(Looks like an old article from 2012) U.S. To Import 87,310 M1 Garand Rifles from Korea, but won't allow 770,000 M1 Carbines

Via Mike 


The supplies of M1 Garand rifles are slowly but surely dwindling from the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s shelves. That’s the government-run organization that distributes WWII era firearms to the population, promoting civilian marksmanship through its games as well as its cheap firearms. A stockpile of South Korean M1 Garand rifles have been sitting awaiting approval for U.S. importation. The State Department has finally gotten off its rear end and green-lighted their re-entry into The Land of the Free. The rifles had been in political limbo for decades.

Uncle Sam sold most of the M1s to the Korean government to help with the Korean War.
Our own G.I.s left some of them behind when we pulled out. Obviously, the M1 Garands are woefully obsolete on the modern battlefield. Korea had been looking to unload these rifles on the U.S. market to pay for a much needed upgrade to their armed forces’ armories.


  1. This exact same article was published back in Jan 2012.

    So something fishy going on here but I would really like to know if they have been or really are going to be released into the US.

    1. Thanks and maybe the story was posted without checking the date. I'll add a note.