86,000 Vintage M1 Garand Rifles May Come up for Sale in the US
The Philippines may be shipping 86,000 M1 Garand rifles to the US which will be made available to the US public through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The rifles were mostly manufactured prior to 1957 and are considered highly collectible. The program will use the proceeds from the potential sale to fund their operations.
The CMP is a federally chartered non-profit corporation which promotes firearms safety and training. It hosts a number of marksmanship competitions across the country.
The CMP receives most of its funding from the sale of surplus military firearms, donated to the organization by the Army. Due to limitations on the return of firearms from overseas allies which were put in place by the Obama administration, the number of guns available to sell has been limited.