The Civilian Marksmanship Program has been informed that the Philippine government probably will ship 86,000 M1 Garand rifles back to the United States. These highly collectible rifles, most of which were produced prior to 1957, will be made available to the public through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. All the generated proceeds from the sales helping to fund the operation of the organization.
A federally chartered non-profit corporation, promotes firearms safety and training. Also, this organization hosts many marksmanship competitions nationwide.
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Most of the CMP’s funding is drawn from the sale of surplus firearms, as the American Military News reported ,which have been donated to the organization by the Army, to some qualifying people. The number of surplus guns was limited in recent years partly due to restrictions put in place by the President Obama ‘s administration about the return of firearms from the overseas allies.
Due to the lack of availability, many of the more common variants of the M1 have been sold out during the past two years.
CMP is only financially responsible for the cost of shipping the firearms back to the US, which probably will help keeping the price of the weapons low when the time for sale comes.
Purchase a firearm from the organization can make only those who meet the CMP eligibility requirements, including the M1 Garand when becomes available. Some of the requirements are the proof of US citizenship, age, and membership in a CMP affiliated organization.
Additionally, required as well is the proof of earlier participation in a marksmanship related activity or some other evidence demonstrating the individual possesses knowledge about the range rules and safe handling of firearms. Here belong a current or earlier military or law enforcement service, completion of specific training courses, possessing a current concealed carry license, or some other related certifications.
The eligibility requirements must be met to buy firearms. However, is not required for parts, ammunition, memorabilia, or publications that are also for sale through the organization unless required by state or local law.