Good news for fans of the M1 Garand. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is expected to receive 86,000 of these surplus WWII rifles from the government of the Philippines.
This is according to Gina Johnson, General Manager of the CMP South operations in Alabama.
Johnson provided the information late on Friday, April 7, in response to a discussion at The M1 Garand Enthusiasts Group public Facebook page.
“…(the) CMP will be receiving the rifles once the Phillipines prepares them for shipment. CMP reimburses the Army transportation costs of getting these rifles back as they have with every other shipment sent to us. We do not know when these rifles will be shipped back, but they have been approved…” Johnson said in a post to that group.
Like I said, great news. (And a welcome turn of events, too; never happened under Fuck-Face’s administration, nor would it have happened under the Flying Reptile.)
If you’ve been waiting to get an M1 Garand, you ought to keep an eye on that.