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Old 06-05-2014, 09:21 PM
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Here's the latest on the Korean Garands.

Century International Arms
236 Bryce Boulevard
Fairfax, Vermont 05454

5 June 2014

For Immediate Release

Century International Arms Recent Vermont Employee Layoffs Due to Import Denial

Century is one of the country’s largest importers of highly-collectible, historical firearms. It is also one of the largest employers in Franklin County, providing its employees and numerous vendors with high-quality manufacturing jobs.

Century had been planning on a large importation of vintage WWII, M1 Garand Rifles from the South Korean government. All the normal approvals were in place to obtain the import permits for this sale from ATF. Century had invested considerable funds in seeking the approvals and financing for this transaction. It was expected that this nearly 30 million dollar transaction would have provided a reliable revenue stream to Century even during the general downturn in firearms demand in 2014. Additionally, the sales proceeds were going to be used by the South Korean government to purchase modern firearms for their defense forces.

Unfortunately and unexpectedly, The White House intervened at the last minute and blocked this importation. This importation was denied despite our explaining that the denial would harm the company and pointing out that there is no rational, gun-control reason to block the importation of these historic, 70-year-old firearms.

As a consequence of this denial, there has been a reduction in work and Century has had to make the difficult decision to layoff 41 Vermont employees. Nevertheless, Century has modernized production in several key operations areas, developed new products, and intensified our sales efforts in various markets. We fully expect that the industry-wide downturn in demand from government, law enforcement and consumer customers will rebound in the coming months. When that rebound happens, Century will be well poised to take advantage of these future growth opportunities and expand our workforce.

Century is grateful for the support it has received so far from Senator Leahy and Governor Shumlin. And Century is still hopeful that the White House will reconsider its decision on the Korea sale and allow this important transaction to proceed, which would have a direct, positive impact on Century’s employees, Vermonters, and America’s gun collecting community.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:10 AM
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Late to the game: I saw a lot of korean stocks on ebay recently, and I was wondering if they came off rifles the CMP sold
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:35 AM
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Late to the game: I saw a lot of korean stocks on ebay recently, and I was wondering if they came off rifles the CMP sold
Korean Garand stocks have been around for many years, nothing new
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:21 PM
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Late to the game: I saw a lot of korean stocks on ebay recently, and I was wondering if they came off rifles the CMP sold
Late to the game? LOL. I would think so.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:54 PM
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Late to the game: I saw a lot of korean stocks on ebay recently, and I was wondering if they came off rifles the CMP sold
Most, if not all of those stocks came from Blue Sky and Arlington Ordnance (maybe others, too) imports that started to come back into the country in the mid to late 80s when the import restrictions were loosened. I think it was during Reagan's presidency.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:11 PM
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Don't know if this has any relevance: But if the USG provided==as in "loaned" those rifles to the Government of Korea to repel the communist aggression. The Government of Korea agreed to the terms --as they were (1) not a gift and (2) the Korean government did not "pay" for any of those firearms --they were "loaned" -- as such, they are technically still "USG PROPERTY" --- the Korean govt cannot sell these M1/M1As since they do not "own" them. As we use to say=== "who's got the hand receipt"?
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