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New Annual Limit of M1 Rifles from the CMP

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    New Annual Limit of M1 Rifles from the CMP

    To all CMP customers:

    Per the newly completed and signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Army and the Civilian Marksmanship Program, M1 Garands will be limited to eight per calendar year, per customer. The new limit of eight M1 Garands goes into effect immediately and any customer who has purchased over eight will not be allowed to purchase more M1 Garands until 1 Jan., 2017. The CMP considers any item containing an M1 Garand receiver with a serial number to be an M1 Garand and will deduct from the eight M1 Garand rifle limit per year.

    The CMP South Store located in Anniston, Alabama, will re-open at its new location on Thursday, October 6th. The South Store will be located at 1470 Sentinel Drive, the same building as the CMP South Competition Center. Hours will remain the same: Thursday - Saturday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

    Thanks for your continued support of the CMP.

    Best Regards,

    Mark Johnson
    Chief Operating Officer
    Civilian Marksmanship Program
    Welcome to the Addiction!

    I don't like limits, this is unfortunate. In my state we have the same thing but it is politically basde where this is not, being limited to what you can do with your collection doesn't make a guy happy.
    I wonder if this is demand driven, or they are predicting low supply.


      There is a limited number of garands available. The supply is getting short. Unless the army gets a new supply of garands from overseas, CMP will soon run out. I think Orest wanted to get rid of the garands as quickly as possible. There is a large expense in storing, inspecting, etc of the garands, miscellaneous rifles, ammo, and all the other stuff they have. I volunteered at Anniston twice and know that they have a couple of hugh warehouses and many other buildings that have to be maintained plus all the employees. utilities, insurance, etc. If Orest sold all the inventory, with no hope of getting any more, there would be no need for many of these expenses (facilities, people, etc).

      Mark Johnson obviously has a different approach. He may want to slow the sales a bit to keep the money rolling in over a longer time. There may be new supplies of rifles available but not soon. He may want to keep the logistics in place until the next supply of rifles, ammo, etc arrive. What is the point of getting rid of all your inventory, laying off employees, closing buildings only to have to rehire people, and start up the whole operations again.

      Orest did state the most of the people that purchase rifles through CMP are one time buyers. So the limits, which I don't agree with, should only affect a small percentage of people.
      Looking for 16" SA bayonet Mfg 1918, S/N 1045220


        CMP does not need the money so I dont think that has anything to do with the limits


          They ought to go back to one per lifetime like my first one and make you jump through all the hoops to ensure that the rifle is going to someone who is going to use it, rather than flip it for profit.