Headline from the Strategy Page: M1 Carbine Banned In America (link to article)
Pisses me off because I missed the boat on these years ago and want one now. My Dad carried one of these.
First paragraph below:
M1 Carbine Banned In America
by James Dunnigan
January 30, 2012
After over two years of negotiations South Korea has finally received permission to export antique (over 50 years old) American military rifles back to the United States. South Korea has been given permission to sell 87,310 M1 Garand rifles to American collectors. The U.S. still refuses to allow South Korea to export 770,160 M1 Carbines to collectors in the United States. That's because the M1s can only hold eight .30 caliber (7.62mm) bullets while the carbines use a magazine (holding up to 30 rounds). The M1 Carbine can also be easily modified to fire automatically. While not outlawed in the United States M1 Carbine imports are usually banned.