House Bill Could Allow Korean M1 Rifles to Come Home

Update on Korean M1 Rifle Story: H.R. 6240 Could Allow Rifles to Come Home

Michigan –-( While much of the mainstream media ignored the Korean M1 story, there is still hope for collectors that the rifles, which were blocked for importation to the United States, could still return home.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) have sponsored a bill “to amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.”

In a statement Rep. Lummins said:

“The State Department does not have the authority to deny legal firearms to law-abiding citizens. These
firearms have historical value, are legal, and their importation is already highly regulated by the Justice

There is no basis for State Department involvement. This is not about diplomacy or foreign policy — this is a domestic issue and a Second Amendment issue.” In a statement Rep. Donnelly said:

“The right of law-abiding American citizens to import these historical firearms should not be complicated with unnecessary over-regulation. This common-sense change simply lets the Justice Department do its job and removes the State Department from the process.”

The bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, and referred to committee, which is the first step in the
legislative process. We’ll be sure to watch for updates on this bill.

H.R. 6240 Progress at GovTrack
Rep. Cynthia Lummis Official Comments

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I hope this succeeds, even though my International Harvester M1 that I got through the DCM in 1988 will drop in value. I think every patriot should have one.

DanS in Colorado

The morons fighting the reimportation of these rifles seem to think that gang-bangers are going to get a hold of them. what dolts!! No gangster is gonna pack a 9 lb battle rifle that only holds 8 rounds!! My eyes start clouding over after only 4 rounds!


The American people paid for these firearms and we should have the right to get our property back.

Its ironic that when these firearms were made to keep our country free we could buy guns through the mail without background checks and 4473 forms.

Now 50years later we have lost the right to buy guns through the mail and we have to go through background checks and 4473 forms to exercise a God given right.

What a difference 50 years will make.

These firearms are a sad reminder of the freedoms that we the people have lost in this country


I am glad that these historical firearms will be allowed to come back and be sold to collectors. I hope I am in position to be able to afford one of those fine weapons.

Bob Sawyer

Good, these are American Made and were on Loan to the Korean Government Over 50yrs Ago.