Skip to comments.Vermont gun importer lays off 41, blames rules ( World War II-era M1 Garand rifles )
Posted on 06/06/2014 10:38:08 AM PDT by george76
A Vermont gun importer is blaming the White House for its laying off of 41 workers because the government blocked its plan to bring nearly $30 million worth of antique, American-made military rifles home from South Korea... Century International Arms to re-import the World War II-era M1 Garand rifles ..
This importation was denied despite our explaining that the denial would harm the company and pointing out that there is no rational, gun-control reason to block the importation of these historic, 70-year-old firearms
the South Korean government had been given preliminary approval for the deal last year and the departments of State, Defense and Justice had signed off on it.
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The repeatedly stated reason for denying the import of M1 Garands was straight from the Brady campaign.
They claim the rifles take a high capacity magazine...
The denial of import has been hanging around since 2009.
Reminds me of the poem “Pigs is pigs”.
A five-round internal magazine (IIRC) is now considered high capacity??? On what planet?
The term “rational, gun-control reason” is an oxymoron.
Eight rounds, but yeah.
Great news on the anniversary of D-Day.
SK should have sold them in 2008 back to the US when Bush was Pres.
Without the 8 round clip they are single shot rifles.
On planet Brady actually.
8 round clip is considered a “High capacity magazine”.
That was the reason the State Department gave for denying the import of these rifles in 2009.
And why the Governor of New York, Il Duce Cuomo, limited magazines to hold a maximum of seven,........ till the courts found out there were no Seven Clip Magazines currently manufactured in the US.
"OK, gimme the next clip! Yeah, here we go, down in there and OWWWW! MY THUMB!!"
Not suprising at all; and, pretty important that they prevent such imports:
These are very good, long range rifles, easily hitting the _riflemans_quarter_mile_ when used by a true rifleman. What they hit, they take out.
Thanks for the correction. While I was almost sure that the stripper clips (That is the correct term, isn’t it?) I’d seen only held five rounds, I’ve personally never fired an M1. I may have been thinking of the ‘03 bolt action Springfield from WWI.
Sfacim II is quite a winner.
A little OT but I have a request for some advice. I’ve been seriously considering getting a rifle chambered in .308/7.62 because I’d rather get something a little longer range and more powerful than a .223/5.56. I’ve already got a medium range .357 lever action rifle, so I want something a bit bigger. I’m really leaning toward the M1A (M14) with a decent scope. I know it’s a bit heavy and I’m gladly willing to accept that. Anybody have any pros/cons on the M1A?
I think there are 5 round clips to make them legal for big game.
And a 2 round for competition
Nope! The loading device in this case really is a clip as apposed to a magazine. It has no bottom and no spring. The eight rounds are held in the clip by the presence of all eight rounds. Once a single round is removed from the clip the rest will fall out.
The MI Garand has an internal 8 round clip.
The M1A is a fine rifle. I have one, and it shoots straight and operates reliably. I am very fond of it.
I also have a DPMS AR-10, which shoots the same ammo. It is pretty heavy but a pure pleasure to shoot.
If you want a weapon that makes you and others drool, get a Belgium made FN LAR.
If you are like me, being unable to decide clearly means you need them all.
Aside from this, the fact remains that Century built guns are often *terrible*. This probably had something to do with it; Century weapons are often referred to as being assembled by ‘angry drunken monkeys.’
Yeah she was a Beauty. spend some time with her on the range, make note of
her shot patterns and you have a a trusty beauty as well.
But she would get heavier with each mile on a long march.
I Do wish I had her back now.
Patton stated this to be the finest combat foot soldiers rifle of all time. Something like that.
I would love one. Trained with one in boot camp in 1971. Shot the M16 at the range for ribbies but used the M1 for drills and training.
So we need a goal of effectively eliminating any action by the Brady bunch. How can people be so stupid?
When we got our M-14s in basic everybody was excited. I was the first to observe that now we have to carry these things everywhere.
My Remmington deer rifle holds 5 rounds in a detachable box magazine. Banning the re-importation of the M-1 based on magazine capacity is a joke.
Yep! They do.
Sounds like they would be an effective zombie defense tool,
since the zombies tend to just have “sideways pistols”,
the Garand would easily get them outside their range.
I second the recommendation on the AR-10. If you want to spend a few extra bucks, check out the Ruger SR-762, I think that’s what it’s called.
Well, I'll be dipped in s%#t!
This fact bears amplification.
I bought two L1A1s from Century; and, neither one can feed from a perfectly good magazine. After $250 gunsmithing they still can't feed. Do not buy anyhing from Century Arms.
Ir’s an eight round magazine. I trained with one in ROTC in 1963.
Many years ago in Officers’ Basic at Ft. Lee, VA, I shot Expert with an M14. Sweetest shooting large bore rifle I ever fired. Later I bought a M1A in 1986. You can’t go wrong with one as long as you’re willing to pop for the initial price of about $1,200.
Does the ‘03 Springfield use a stripper clip? If so, that’s what I was confusing with the M1. Obviously, rifles are not my area of expertise when it comes to firearms.
I have a Century AR-15 that is a tack driver. Never jams no matter how many times I shoot and don't clean it. I reckon even a blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut.
You may have one of the few good ones they ever made. Other people have had such poorly assembled AR’s from Century that they had kabooms on the first pull of the trigger.
They even manage to screw up what was previously thought to be impossible to screw up - Century has made unusable and non-working AKs!
Did you know that you can load two rounds in a 8-round en-bloc clip for competition purposes? You make an X with them (looking at the clip from the side so one tip points up, the other down), and hold them snug, and you can load them. It works for the 10-round rapid fire sessions for CMP Garand matches. Two rounds, ping, reload, 8 more, ping. It's a beautiful noise!
The two-round demo starts at about 2:50 into this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_o-5vOm-A
By denying import approval the weapons will be sold somewhere else, perhaps Sudan to Muslims. Obama will like that, Yes he will !!
An eight round clip is ‘’high capacity’’?