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historical question about CMP Dane Garands.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Erik Jensen, Jan 25, 2004.

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  1. Erik Jensen

    Erik Jensen Member

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    so. I've decided I'll be getting a Rifle, .30, M1 with part of my Tax refund. I'm going to go pick it up at the store in Port Clinton. but my question is this: I know that the Danish issue rifles are lend-lease, but did we lend them to the Danes *after* WWII, or *during*? a minor point, I'm sure, but if we lent them to the Danes after WWII, it would be much cooler, to me, since the rifle would represent both my heritage as a Dane, and still be a relic of American history (as well as saving me about $100, to spend on ammo. :neener: ). any one know the chronology on these rifles?
     
  2. DMK

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    I would say after WWII. Wasn't Denmark Nazi occupied territory?

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    Yea, I thought so. Here's what CMP says:
    http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/Danish.htm
     
  3. VG

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    Many of the Danish rifles have WWII receivers. One I got had the original receiver/barrel combo.
     
  4. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    It would have to be after the war as one of the Danes I received had a 1942 manufacture receiver (after Denmark was occupied by the Nazis).
     
  5. Coronach

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    Definately after the war. We were helping rearm Denmark after six years of Nazi occupation. Mine is a Dane, with a VAR barrel and a receiver that was manufactured in December, 1941.

    -Mike
     
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