CMP 30-06 ammo sale /M-1s
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), formerly the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) website has that good Greek made (many claim better than Lake City) ammo on sale, 400 rnds in 20 round boxes in ammo can or sealed for $96, and $26.95 Fed X, with only $8.00 shipping after the first can. Go to the "e store" link. Rack Garands M-1s are $495 and service grade are $595 (go to "sales" link). They also have carbines. Their guns come to your door. http://www.odcmp.com/
If you order a rifle, be sure to let them know if you are military or a veteran
The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (TITLE XVI) created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety, Inc. (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP. The CPRPFS is a tax exempt not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that derives its mission from public law.
+1 for CMP
They also have available a limited quantity of M1903 and A3 rifles, as well as M1917 'Enfields'. Surplus Mossberg M44 .22 trainer rifles, new Kimber .22's, and air rifles.
Additionally, they have some 'not bad' deals on Aguila rimfire ammunition, and just recently have added .223/5.56 Remington and Winchester match ammunition, with .308 Winchester ammunition coming.....
If a fella was to order an M1, or has one on hand, and needs clips, then consider ordering the smaller cans, 192 rounds, in clips and bandoleers. That way, you end up spending about 30 cents apiece for the clips instead of upwards of $2.00 apiece from vendors.
Last edited by Darreld Walton; 11-11-2008 at 05:50.
These links help explain how/what/where/why
This link goes to the CMP page outlining requirements for purchase of arms and ammunition.
If you meet the requirements and have gathered copies of the required documentation, you can either print and order via snail mail, or do a fillable pdf and print. Ammunition sales can be done online, but firearms purchases require signatures, so it's hard copy time for those forms.
CMP Home Page: http://www.odcmp.com/