I know I have been teasing all of you with the rumors that the POTUS would be allowing the ROK to get some old battle horse M1's over here - and assuming that they would be offered via the CMP for what are very reasonable prices. CMP sent out an email tonight that stated, in part....
GARANDS FROM KOREA: Once again our phone lines and email boxes are flooded with requests for information on the purchase of M1 Garands from Korea. The Korea Times reported last week that the U.S. Government had approved Korea's request to sell 86,000 M1 Garands to U.S. importers. CMP is not a firearms importer and if these rifles are sold to U.S. importers, they will not come to the CMP or be sold by the CMP. We will not have any information on the sale of these rifles.
Damn! And no mention of carbines either! So if you do happen to get your hands on one of these rifles it will have an importers name and location scratched on the receiver and probably pay a lot more than the $530 that CPM is offering them for..
Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up...including mine! Makes me feel lucky for getting my Greek M1 when I did in such good shape.