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GhostInTheMachine 09-03-2010 09:05 AM

Korean Garand Threads
Korean garand threads have been merged together, Link. Please do not start new threads pertaining to the same subject.

From the man himself:

Originally Posted by Orest (Post 186565)
The rumors, reports, articles about Korea "selling" Garands and carbines have been circulating for at least ten years. About nine months ago the Korea Times once again reported that they would be selling Garands and carbines to a US importer. The CMP is not a firearms importer and we would not have any involvement of any kind in anything that may happen with these Korean rifles and carbines if they were “sold” to an importer.

The only way any rifle or carbine from any country can find its way to the CMP is if the country returns “loaned” rifles back to the US Army - at no cost to the US. When that happens, the CMP "may" possibly receive some of those rifles. According to the recent articles, Korea did not plan on returning (transferring) any rifles to the US Army, but planned to “sell” these rifles to an importer. We do not have any standing to investigate the reports from Korea or any actions the US government may have taken as a result of those rumors.

I (speaking for myself) do not know for a fact if the sale is being blocked, and more importantly why it is being blocked (if true). It may simply be a question of current ownership.

Thanks for understanding that we do not have any first-hand knowledge and why CMP will not get involved in this in any way. This issue will get sorted out in good time.

All Korean threads from now all will be merged into this thread. Up to you if you want to sort through the rumor mill. No reason to have this spread over 6 forums and 22 different threads.

I thank you all in advance for your understanding.


drmsparks 09-03-2010 08:12 PM

Dead link.....(s)?

RVN 69-70 09-03-2010 08:34 PM

Wooo Hooooo
WELL done!:GS:

Jon 09-03-2010 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by RVN 69-70 (Post 187606)
WELL done!:GS:

I'll :SS: that!

Dstout 09-03-2010 08:40 PM

Thank you Ghost

vmartenson 09-04-2010 11:58 AM

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A Washington Post article on the Korean garands that mention the CMP. Hope its ok to do this, not that want to introduce politics into the forum but destroying all of those garands and carbines would be a crime, wonder how many are IHC?
Obama's backdoor gun ban

Government is blocking sale of historic weapons

The Washington Times
6:29 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2010

President Obama is afraid of the M1 Garand, the U.S. rifle that helped win World War II, defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Administration officials earlier this year moved to block the government of South Korea from selling vintage U.S.-made M1 Garands and M1 carbines to eager stateside collectors.
The State Department confirmed to The Washington Times that it was considering "alternative options" to deal with the classic rifles. During the Clinton administration, such code words meant melting them down. The government in Seoul was told that this step was being taken for the protection of Americans. "The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents," a South Korean Ministry of National Defense official told the Korea Times last month.
It's hard to see how these M1 rifles could be considered risky when they already are offered for sale by the U.S. government through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. In fact, the federally sponsored CMP puts on summer camps that teach boys and girls how to handle the Garand properly and safely. In the past seven years, there hasn't been a single accident. Many of the participants go on to serve their country or take part in shooting sports at the collegiate and Olympic level.
It's more likely that the administration is seeking to win the admiration of gun grabbers. Mr. Obama has a history of supporting gun control as a state senator and U.S. senator, but he's been limited in his ability to implement this anti-gun agenda as president. Democratic members of Congress remember the federal assault-weapons ban as one of the lead issues motivating voters to turn Congress over to Republicans in 1994. Senators facing tight races in pro-gun states don't want to see a repeat of that midterm landslide. Therefore, the best way for Mr. Obama to appease the gun-grabbing fringe is to take actions that won't bring too much attention to what he's doing. As long as the destruction of these rifles stays under the public radar screen, he will have achieved his goal.
"In my opinion, the M1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised," Gen. George S. Patton famously said. Future generations, young and old, should have a chance to experience this piece of history at an affordable price. Congress should take action to reverse the State Department and allow these storied weapons to return home.
© Copyright 2010 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

MhoinNV 09-04-2010 12:35 PM

Atta Boy for Ghost !!!


J.R.2009 09-05-2010 01:38 PM

Thank you, thank you. You are :GS::SS::BS:

drmsparks 09-06-2010 09:22 AM

The links still don't work for me.

Anyone else having problems?

JMintzer 09-06-2010 09:53 AM

No worky here either...


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