More on the returning flood of Philippine M1s
The military of the Philippines had warehouses full of vintage M1 rifles. Getting them back to the U.S. was an epic struggle.
The Garand Collector’s Association, which has been helping the Civilian Marksmanship Program inventory and classify a literal shipload of repatriated M1s, produced the below video chronicling the return to the states of some 86,000 Garands loaned to the Philippines over the years. Fighting poor storage, threats of critters and hazardous materials, the CMP invested millions in cleaning the guns, packing and sending them via truck, train and ship back to Alabama.