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Not sure if anyone has posted this.....

But, South Korea is planning to sell up tp 86,000 Garands , and 22,000 carbines to the US for retail sales.

These rifles were manufactured in the 1950's, and were given to South Korea as part of a U.S. aid package.

M1's from Korea.

May be just the opportunity I need to buy one.....:thinking:
 

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More... Not sure who will be sellin em yet....:shrug:

SEOUL, S. Korea — The Korea Times has reported that planned exports of aging U.S. combat rifles will begin this year when two successful wholesalers are selected by the governments of South Korea and the United States, an official at the Ministry of National Defense said October 12.

Last week, the ministry announced a plan to sell more than 100,000 M1 Garand and carbine rifles used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to American gun collectors as part of an effort to boost its defense budget.

The Seoul government has already selected six preferred bidders to export the rifles, while the U.S. government has picked four domestic bidders after it recently approved a proposal made by South Korea in 2006 to sell the weapons back to the United States, the official said.

By the year’s end, the Korean government will select a final bidder, which will then choose its U.S. partner company to sell the outdated rifles to the U.S. gun enthusiasts on- and offline, he said, declining to identify the candidate firms until the final announcement.

Since the ministry revealed the sale of the rifles, most of which have been mothballed for about five decades in military warehouses, U.S. gun collectors have shown a keen interest in buying the classic rifles.

A total of 86,000 M1 rifles and another 22,000 carbines will be sold, according to the ministry, which estimates their expected sale price at $220 and more than $140, respectively.

South Korea earned more than $20 million from the first shipment.

M1s were made first in 1926 and used in World War II and the Vietnam War. The carbines were first produced in 1941 and used during the 1950-1953 Korean War.
 

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Me want.

Are they saying that the M1s are gonna sell for $220? If so, I'll take a few. That's a steal.
 

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Shure would be nice if the price on them be resonable afordable.
 

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I would wanna see the condition of them first.:cheers:
 

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Even if in bad shape some parts be desent for a parts gun.
 

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guess i'll send this to dad,prolly gonna make his day:D
 

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Put me on that list!!!:cheers::wave:
 

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Sounds to me, like they are still working out the details......:thinking:

There is a small blurb about it in the January G&A magazine about them... Page 12. Anyway, they describe them as Used by U.S. troops During Korean & Vietnam wars, then donated to SK, and mothballed in a warehouse, with occasional use for drills by reserve soldiers.... So, they could be in decent shape....

Sposed to go on sale in Early 2010.....:praying:
 

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they could also be rusted beyond repair...lol:confused::wave:
 

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Carbines might sell that cheap,but cant see em sellin the Garands that cheap
 

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[rquote=1505459&tid=105013&author=FiremanBrad]they could also be rusted beyond repair...lol:confused::wave:[/rquote]

So your glass is half empty today huh? Outta 100,000 + rifles, I am sure one or two of them would be worth a darn......:shrug:
 

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Hopefully the majority of them are in decent shape....It'll sure kill the US market on them, and make them more affordable!!!:claphands::wave:
 

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[rquote=1505469&tid=105013&author=FiremanBrad]Hopefully the majority of them are in decent shape....It'll sure kill the US market on them, and make them more affordable!!!:claphands::wave:[/rquote]

Kinda what I was thinking.... May make it more affordable to buy them with this many hitting the market..... We'll see I reckon.:shrug:

[Edited on 12-10-2009 by callaojoe]
 

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They may have just recently stopped using them,their army is huge
 

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Just to let you know, they are very affordable right now through the CMP. You can get a rack grade Garand for $495.00, service grade for $595, and correct grades start at $995 and go up. Anyone here can get CMP qualified....I did. Its easy. Best thing is they ship it right to your door with no need for FFL:cheers:

[Edited on 12-10-2009 by hun10]
 

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i may get in on this if they are in decent working order and this aint just another bunch of government hoopla
 
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