Thursday, April 26, 2007

I Love The CMP


My Danish M1 Garand arrived yesterday. I'd originally ordered a Greek, but the ran out between the time I sent the order and their receiving it. After several episodes of phone tag with a remarkably patient and pleasant lady at one of the southern offices, I was offered a Danish substitute in "good condition". I accepted and hoped for the best. Less than a week later the big cardboard box in the kitchen was waiting for me when I came home. Inside was a Springfield Armory rifle with metal in very good condition, and wood with nice figure, and some handling ding acquired over the years. More than worth the cost and wait. I still need to get some of the storage goop off it, but I'm definitely happy. Now if those back-ordered 148 grain bullets from Dillon Precision would show up, I could get down to business....

2 comments:

Hodja said...

Hi

May I ask how did you get that - from Denmark? I shot with a M1 when I was in the danish army some years ago.

I don't think that I - as a dane - can buy one in Denmark :-)

MauserMedic said...

Hodja-

I believe the process is that the Danish government returns them to the custody of the U.S. government, which in turn releases them to the U.S. Army, who in turn releases them to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP allows citizens who meet eligibility prerequisites to purchase the rifles at that point. The CMP homepage has a good description of their process.

Hope this helps,

MM