How CMP Supports Veteran Organizations

Civilian Marksmanship ProgramSales & ServicesHow CMP Supports Veteran Organizations

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.

Through the program, 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 CMP is also 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 furnished with M1 Garand Rifles. In addition, CMP assists with the reporting and onsite data collection for malfunctions.

For additional information about the CMP Ceremonial Rifle Program, please contact [email protected] or (256) 835-8455.

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 [email protected]; (419) 635-2141 ext. 713.

M1 Garand Repair Parts

Veterans organizations may purchase M1 Garand repair parts from CMP by contacting Jennifer Smith at 256-835-8455 x 137, [email protected], or via fax at (256) 835-3527.  

To view a full list of the available parts, click here.

M1 Garand Operation, Safety, and Maintenance Resources

Please visit the U. S. Army’s M1 Garand Operation and Maintenance Guide to review the latest training videos and see frequently asked questions.