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South Korea to sell Korean War rifles back to the US



Here is one way to boost your country’s defence budget, sell your vintage military surplus to a viable market. That is exactly what South Korea is aiming to do with their stockpiles of vintage Korean War era weapons they have had mothballed for many years. They’re aiming at selling their surplus rifles to collectors in the US. These weapons were originally sent over to Korea as military aid and were used well into the Vietnam war. These rifles were kept in South Korean warehouses for over five decades, most of them are M1 Carbines and M1 Garand rifles used by American troops from WWII, the Korean War, and in Vietnam.

These rifles have become highly sought by collectors here in the US as the prices for original examples have steadily risen over the years. Some of these rifles in South Korea have been used occasionally since they were put into storage, mostly in training exercises with their reserve troops. Although the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine are still venerable weapons, the South Korean military has much more advanced firearms and more likely are making room, and money, for other expenditures. About 86,000 M1 Garands and about 22,000 M1 Carbines are expected to be imported into the US from South Korea. No word regarding pricing and who will carry these military workhorses have been released as of yet.

[Source: BBC]

Student stops burglar with Katana



A Johns Hopkins University student defended himself from a would be burglar who broke into his apartment at 1am last night. As he confronted the burglar he lunged at him, he took quick action with the katana he brought with him to investigate. The burglar suffered lacerations to his upper body as well as a partially-severed hand, he later died at the scene. Students have had their off-campus apartments broken into before at the Baltimore college, which has caused concern with many of the students.

The home had four undergrads living in it who already had a Sony PlayStation and two laptops stolen earlier in the week. The suspect had priors for breaking and entering says the police. The student who confronted the burglar is currently in police custody until it will be decided if he will be brought on charges or not. To me it seems like a clear case of self defense, I’m sure he will be cleared of any wrong doing. It’s good that the students have stood up to these burglars who are stealing from them, let this be a lesson to all the burglars out there.

Sig Sauer’s cash for klunker handguns program



The federal government had their Cash for Clunkers program to help stimulate sales for the auto industry, so in an attempt to stimulate sales for their hand guns, Sig Sauer is having their own Cash for Kunker Handguns promotion. If you buy a new Sig P220, P226, P229, 1911, Sig556 pistol or Sig556 rifle from a Sig Sauer dealer between September 7th to November 30th, 2009, you’ll get $200 for your old “klunker” handgun. The offer is good for pistols or revolvers, to get in on this deal you’ll need to send in a copy of your form 4473 as well as your proof of purchase. Be sure to send it in before December 4th, 2009 to participate.

Marlin Fall 2009 rebate promo



Marlin Firearms, makers of some of the most popular rifles in the United States, is having a rebate on some of their rifles for the Fall season. The rebate program is going on from 8/01/2009 to 12/31/2009. If you buy a Marlin 336 lever-action rifle you’ll get $35 off. For a Marlin 795 rifle you’ll get $20 off. If you pick up one of Marlins other .22 rifles you’ll get $20 off as well. While it’s not much of a rebate, it’s still a welcomed discount in these slow times. Especially if you’re already in the market for a Marlin rifle. Looks like a good time to pick up that 30-30 Marlin I’ve been eyeing for a while.

[Source: Marlin Firearms]

Lynch Hummer opens Adventure Accessories gun shop in their dealership



The auto industry is in world of hurt, with the Hummer brand taking the brunt of the economic slowdown, what is a Hummer dealership to do? Well Lynch Hummer in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, has opened up his “Adventure Accessories” gun shop right in his Hummer dealership. Lynch said about his new business move, “It is a natural fit. Our customers enjoy outdoor sports and the firearms have been a big hit with our Hummer owners.”

Lynch has been successful Hummer dealership for a long time, so when times got tough they didn’t give up. Firearms and SUVs are a big part of American culture, so it seems like a good move on their part. Lynch Hummer carries many various firearms from all the popular brands like Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Colt, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, FNH, H&K, Springfield Armory, Ruger, Walther, Stoeger, Franchi, Uberti, CMMG, DPMS, Bushmaster, Barrett and more. I wish we had dealerships like this here in California, I won’t hold my breath however. For more info check them out online at GunsAndHummers.com.

Remington 17 HMR amm and Model 597 rifle recall and buyback



Remington has issued a recall as well as a buyback of their Model 597 .17 HMR rifles, they are also buying back any Remington .17 HMR ammo as well. Rimfire rifles are not without their problems, and this issue seems to reflect that. If there are any issues with Remington rifles or with their .17 HMR ammo Remington claims they will cover the cost, so if you have a Model 597 rifle or any Remington .17 HMR rimfire ammunition be sure to contact Remington. More info is available below from Remington.

Big 5 carries Mosin Nagants again



The Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle is a must have any WWII or vintage rifle fans. The Russian workhorses are known not only for the part they played in saving “Mother Russia” from the Nazi’s, but for how tough and durable they are as well. Recently the Mosin Nagant rifle in all its various configurations have been the budget rifle of choice. They are cheap (under $100), tough as nails, powerful, and many cases still very accurate. Well it looks like the sporting goods chain Big 5 Sporting Goods has a new lot of Mosin Nagants in stock and on sale for $99 (plus tax and DROS fee of course). The M91/30’s don’t include the bayonet and accessory kits however, but if you missed all the oppurtunities to get your hands on a Mosin in the past then you might want to jump on this before they’re gone. Or you can just spend the $30 and get a C&R FLL.

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