Korean Surplus M1's


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O C
January 24, 2012, 12:31 PM
As I understand it, Korea has received permission to send M1 Garands back to the U.S. for resale to collectors, but M1 Carbines won't be allowed back. My take on this is the CMP will get a large supply of Garands, which "should" drive the price down, while the price of Carbines will go up (depending on the impact commercially made carbines have on the market).
Anyone else have information, or opinions?

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Husker_Fan
January 24, 2012, 01:42 PM
CMP won't get these. They will go through one or more of the import houses.

Husker_Fan
January 24, 2012, 01:46 PM
To clarify, CMP disposes of rifles that were owned by the U.S. government. The M1 carbines and Garands they have sold that were held by other countries were never owned by those countries. We just loaned them. An example are the Greek Garands that came back a few years ago.

Korea actually bought the carbines and Garands they have. That means they will be imported by one of the private import companies like the ones that brought in the surplus German handguns (P1, P6, P7, etc.).

JFrame
January 24, 2012, 01:51 PM
Here's an article where the author doesn't think the M-1 importation is a done deal yet:

http://www.examiner.com/firearms-in-detroit/don-t-count-on-those-korean-m-1-garands-being-imported-quite-yet

By the way -- this quote from the original Korea Times article has to be one of the more bizarre firearm references to come out in the past few days:

She noted that the U.S. government, however, rejected Seoulís proposal to export some 600,000 M1 Carbines, which were also used in the Korean War, as they come with a magazine that can carry multiple rounds unlike the Garands.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/01/116_103154.html

I didn't realize we sent single-shot Garands to Korea...


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Onmilo
January 25, 2012, 10:34 AM
"Detachable Box" is all that she need add to the statement and it makes perfect sense.

JFrame
January 25, 2012, 10:45 AM
"Detachable Box" is all that she need add to the statement and it makes perfect sense.

Agreed...Too bad the Obama administration's gun control-driven mentality even makes this an issue.


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Trebor
January 25, 2012, 11:04 AM
Orest Michaels has confirmed the CMP will NOT be getting any Garands from Korea.

"GARANDS FROM KOREA: Once again our phone lines and email boxes are flooded with requests for information on the purchase of M1 Garands from Korea. The Korea Times reported last week that the U.S. Government had approved Korea's request to sell 86,000 M1 Garands to U.S. importers. CMP is not a firearms importer and if these rifles are sold to U.S. importers, they will not come to the CMP or be sold by the CMP. We will not have any information on the sale of these rifles.

Thank you for your continued support.

Orest Michaels

Chief Operating Officer".

Husker_Fan
January 25, 2012, 12:22 PM
I can't help but laugh at the fact that a main battle rifle is "less scary" than a support carbine made to supplement handguns.

gfanikf
January 25, 2012, 12:27 PM
Orest Michaels has confirmed the CMP will NOT be getting any Garands from Korea.

"GARANDS FROM KOREA: Once again our phone lines and email boxes are flooded with requests for information on the purchase of M1 Garands from Korea. The Korea Times reported last week that the U.S. Government had approved Korea's request to sell 86,000 M1 Garands to U.S. importers. CMP is not a firearms importer and if these rifles are sold to U.S. importers, they will not come to the CMP or be sold by the CMP. We will not have any information on the sale of these rifles.

Thank you for your continued support.

Orest Michaels

Chief Operating Officer".
So even not going to the CMP will this possibly bring prices down?

Also any other US exports likely to come back home (any rifle type) in the next few years? I know a lot of those M16 Part Kits apparently came from Jordan, so other places selling back is always good potentially.

JFrame
January 25, 2012, 12:30 PM
I can't help but laugh at the fact that a main battle rifle is "less scary" than a support carbine made to supplement handguns.


Yep -- the "logical" mind of the gun control leftist...


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Trebor
January 25, 2012, 01:34 PM
If the Korean Garands ever arrive (and that's a BIG if), yeah, the prices of Garands might go down just a little bit due to increased supply.

But, the prices of NICE Garands will stay where they are. I expect these Korean Garands to be pretty beat up. Those will be your "cheap" (er) Garands. The nicer ones from the CMP, or other sources, will still be at about the same price they are now.

So, if those arrive, the benefit will be to those people who want a Garand, and don't care how beat up it is, and those people who want a Garand to rebuild in some way.

Panzercat
January 25, 2012, 01:47 PM
Where does this article fall in (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/01/obama-administration-reverses-course-forbids-sale-antique-m-rifles/), hmm? As long as Obama is in office, I don't think you'll see them.

gfanikf
January 25, 2012, 02:45 PM
If the Korean Garands ever arrive (and that's a BIG if), yeah, the prices of Garands might go down just a little bit due to increased supply.

But, the prices of NICE Garands will stay where they are. I expect these Korean Garands to be pretty beat up. Those will be your "cheap" (er) Garands. The nicer ones from the CMP, or other sources, will still be at about the same price they are now.

So, if those arrive, the benefit will be to those people who want a Garand, and don't care how beat up it is, and those people who want a Garand to rebuild in some way.

That would be me!

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