What bolt action rifles are available?
September 16, 2014Civilian Marksmanship Program▸Sales▸What bolt action rifles are available?
Over the past ten years the Army has transferred to the CMP all depot stocks of Krags, M1917s, M1903, and M1903A3 rifles. In addition, a large quantity of M1903s were returned from overseas and also transferred to the CMP. There are no longer any of these model rifles on loan overseas or in Army inventory, other than what they reserved for museum use. For the past few years, the only source of these rifles was/is from veterans organizations (VFW, AL, AMVETS, MCL, etc) as they either shut their chapters or as they upgrade the worn out rifles to M1 Garands.
For all practical purposes, the CMP sold out of these rifles in 2011, basically ending CMP sales of surplus bolt action rifles. A trickle of a few dozen of these rifles does find its way to the CMP annually which are offered on the CMP Auction Site.