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This is a set including the The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide and the M14 Complete Assembly Guide
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WHY A NEW M14 COMPLETE OWNER'S GUIDE?
The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide is like the other Guides; its purpose is to give the new M1A or M14 owner a head start towards an in-depth understanding of the history, operation, maintenance, upgrading and use of his or her rifle, while providing the experienced owner knowledge that they don't yet have, with the intent of giving even the expert new insights into the M14-type rifle.
Imagine that it's December 1941; the US has entered World War II, reluctantly but steadfastly. As Japanese forces storm Wake Island and the Philippines, our troops recognize the inadequacy of the M1903 Springfield and M1 Garand. The GIs in the field clamor for a more effective weapon; in response, the Army begins to retrieve M1888 Trapdoors from War Reserve storage and issues them to the eagerly awaiting infantry. The Trapdoor's hard-hitting .45 caliber 405-grain lead bullet really puts the enemy down the way the .30-'06 can't.
Absurd? Of course. Yet, after the infamous attacks of 11 September 2001, something not so different happened. The US Rifle, Cal. 7.62-MM, M14 began to pop up like mushrooms after a summer rain, in both stateside Army units and, as we deployed to Afghanistan and later Iraq, in-theater. The reason? None other than that the M14's hard-hitting .30-caliber 150-grain bullet puts the enemy down the way the 5.56-MM can't!
The Purpose of This Book
As a consequence of the Global War on Terror, the M14 and its semiautomatic civilian analogues are experiencing a renaissance in popularity, variety and effectiveness. What once was primarily the bailiwick of Service Rifle Match shooters and the occasional nostalgia seekers is now the foundation for a new breed of battle rifles. The story of the development of the military select-fire M14 is filled with twists and turns, political intrigue, and, oh yes, a few technical challenges. As tortuous as the development of the M14 proved to be, the development of the semiautomatic versions of the select-fire M14 made the creation of the latter seem to be simple and straightforward. In The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide, you'll discover the fascinating stories behind today's military M14 and civilian semiauto M14.
Before the turn of the millenium civilians were content with wood stocks and mild modifications. The contemporary civilian semiauto M14 is now not just a replacement for the Garand, but also the basis for replicating the new military adaptations in their multitudes. However, the civilian today is not limited to that which the military has developed; you have the choice of barrel length, muzzle device, stock type, stock chassis, optics, you name it. In The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide you'll learn about the rich variety of choices that's the lucky lot of the modern M14 owner and shooter.
But, this book goes further, further than even the manuals. You will find a great deal of detail on selection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, magazines, ammunition, upgrades and more. You will also gain an understanding of the principles involved making the choices for your rifle that will satisfy your wants and needs. Whether M14 novice or experienced aficionado, you will benefit from the knowledge and understanding you'll gain from the Guide. It's a must-have volume for any M14 owner or enthusiast! The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound with a laminated soft cover, and has 211 Pages and 255 Photographs.
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The M14 Complete Assembly Guide - The key to support and maintenance of your M14/M1A Rifle by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee. Since the publication of Scott Duff and John Miller's The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instruction, readers have asked for a book that would help guide them through the maintenance, enhancement, disassembly and assembly of their M14/M1A rifle. Ideally, such a book would impart the tips, tricks, pitfalls and "gotchas!" that experienced M14/M1A rifle enthusiasts and armorers have discovered and developed over the years.
This is that book. It goes far beyond the military manuals in depth and scope, using words and over 600 pictures to clearly guide you through every operation required to support your M14/M1A. You'll learn the best and easiest ways to enhance, disassemble and assemble your rifle. It won't make you an M14/M1A armorer, but it will make you a knowledgeable owner. You'll be able to do more with (and to) your rifle. You'll also be able to better judge the competence of those you choose to work on your rifle, and to discuss your needs more intelligently with them.
In short, you'll know your M14/M1A inside and out.
Also included are instructions for installing National Match rear sights, a tutorial on tuning your trigger to National Match standards, a discussion of John Garand's contributions to the M14, and several 21st Century enhancements.
The M14 Complete Assembly Guide is a companion volume to The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instructions by Scott Duff and John Miller. The Owner's Guide gives you a look into the history and development of the M14/M1A, as well as giving you everything you need to know to use and maintain your M14/M1A Rifle and perform match conditioning work. The Owner's Guide goes far beyond the military manuals in both scope and depth. It's a "must have" for every M14/M1A owner! The M14 Complete Assembly guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound laminated soft cover, and has 250 pages and over 600 photographs.