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CMP Support to Veteran Organizations

M1 Garand Operation and Maintenance Guide for Veteran and Civilian Service Organizations, Law Enforcement, and National Cemeteries

This document should be used as a guide by these nonmilitary organizations, for the maintenance, operation, and general information relating to the M1 Garand Rifle. As with any firearm, if any operation of the M1 Garand Rifle seems questionable or out of the ordinary, bring the weapon to a competent professional for servicing. 
The CMP is the organization designated by the U.S. Government with providing weapon support, including parts replacement information, and weapon maintenance training to law enforcement, civilian and veteran service organizations and national cemeteries that are furnished with M1 Garand Rifles.  In addition, CMP assists with the reporting and onsite data collection for malfunctions. Please contact custserve@thecmp.org or 256-835-8455 for additional information.

Rifle Inspection and Repair   

Veterans organizations needing assistance with inspection and repair of their rifles (Krag, M1917, M1903, M1903A3, M1 Garand) should contact Tom Whitten at CMP: twhitten@thecmp.org; 419-635-2142 x 1113.

Veterans organizations may purchase M1 Garand repair parts from CMP by contacting Deshay Brewer at 256-835-8445 x 1113, dbrewer@thecmp.org; fax 256-835-3527.  The following parts are available.





Ammunition Safety Message

A mishap occurred during the first week of May 2013 in which two M1 Garand Rifles blew apart.This occurred during the rendering of funeral honors at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. As a result of this mishap two American Legion Members received serious injuries. This mishap was caused by the inadvertent use of .30 Caliber Grenade Cartridges instead of the .30 Caliber Blank Cartridges.  Please read this IMPORTANT Ammunition Safety Message.


CMP Ceremonial Rifle Program

The CMP proudly supports the U.S. Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command’s Static Display and Ceremonial Rifle program by servicing and shipping M1 Garand rifles to eligible organizations for ceremonial purposes, at no cost to the government.

CMP armorers inspect, repair, test fire, install blank firing adapters and ship ceremonial M1 Garand rifles for TACOM at no charge. The CMP has been providing volunteers to inspect and repair ceremonial rifles at veteran organizations, when feasible, since 2003.

The following organizations may request ceremonial M1 Garand rifles by contacting TACOM directly: law enforcement agencies, veterans’ associations and honor guards of national cemeteries. The Secretary of the Army may conditionally lend or donate not more than 15 M1 Garand rifles to an eligible organization.

For more information about TACOM’s Ceremonial Rifle Program, contact them by mail at:
U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
ATTN: AMSTA-LCL-IWD, M/S: 419D
6501 East 11 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48397-5000
By email at usarmy.detroit.tacom.mbx.ilsc-donations@mail.mil.

 



 
 
 
 
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