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Announcing the Release of Another Exciting NEW Book by Walt Kuleck

from Scott A. Duff Publications

The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide

 

NEW The NEW M14 Complete Owner's Guide - How to select, configure, operate, maintain and upgrade your own M1A or other M14-type rifle by Walt Kuleck.

WHY A NEW M14 COMPLETE OWNER'S GUIDE?

This book is the latest volume in the Scott A. Duff Publications’ Guide series. 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 military 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. All copies are signed by Walt Kuleck!

 

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The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner's and Assembly Guide

 

NEW The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner's and Assembly Guide - How to select, configure, operate, maintain and upgrade your own Ruger 10/22 by Walt Kuleck.

WHY A Ruger 10/22 COMPLETE OWNER’S and ASSEMBLY GUIDE?

This book is the latest volume in the Scott A. Duff Publications’ Guide series. The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner’s and Assembly Guide is like the other Guides; its purpose is to give the new 10/22 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 10/22.

The three patented innovations Bill Ruger and his chief engineer, Harry Sefried put into the 10/22 insured its success via rock-sold function and unprecedented configuration versatility. Over the years, Ruger has introduced a wide panoply of 10/22 variations for the shooter’s pleasure. More significantly, the ease of brrel and stock change made it simple and practical for a shooter to customize and personalize her or his 10/22. The unintended consequence of Ruger and Sefried’s innovative design is a huge aftermarket industry offering 10/22 barrels, stocks, triggers, optical sight rails...ad infinitum. The 10/22 ranks with the AR-15 and M1911 as one of the three top platforms for parts and accessories offerings by suppliers such as Brownells.

The Purpose of This Book

Before acquiring or enhancing your 10/22, have a plan. Set down the purpose of your rifle or carbine. Are you building for plinking? For hunting? Three-gun rimfire competition? The same considerations apply for changes or upgrades to your 10/22. It’s fine to build or change a 10/22 “just because.” But, consider the time and money you are going to invest in your 10/22, and if the change is truly meets your needs and wants. In the Guide we can't tell you what you should do, but we can show you what you can do!

You will find a great deal of detail on the history, selection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, magazines, upgrades and more. You will also gain an understanding of the principles involved in selecting upgrades, magazines, ammunition and more.

The Owner's and Assembly Guide goes beyond the factory manual in both scope and depth. It’s a “must have” for every 10/22 owner! The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner's and Assembly Guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound with a laminated soft cover, and has 177 Pages and 395 Photographs, 20 in color. All copies are signed by Walt Kuleck!

 

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U.S. Knife Bayonets & Scabbards - A Collector's Guide

NEW U.S. Knife Bayonets & Scabbards - A Collector's Guide"by Gary M. Cunningham, with Foreword by Scott A. Duff. This new book is a collector's guide that chronicles U.S. knife bayonets & their scabbards from those used on the M1892 Krag rifle through M16 rifle.

No military rifle is truly complete without its matching bayonet and scabbard. Combining bayonet with rifle not only enhances the appearance of the ensemble, but more closely represents its use by the infantryman. Those who collect military rifles often gravitate towards collecting bayonets. Thus, the study and acquisition of U.S. bayonets and their scabbards have grown into an important collecting discipline in its own right. This book with its new, updated and expanded content replaces Gary Cunningham’s earlier work. Gary’s diligent research continued after publication of his first book in 1997 and U.S. Knife Bayonets & Scabbards, A Collector’s Guide is the result. Included in this book is detailed information on the following bayonets and their scabbards: Model 1892, M1905 (1906-1922), M1917, M1905 (1942-1943), M1, M4, M5, M6, M7, M9, and much, much more.

 

The layout and text of Mr. Cunningham's second bayonet book is user-friendly to beginning and advanced collectors alike. Bayonets and scabbards are addressed in the order in which they were adopted. A detailed "Specifications Box" is included on each model to guide the reader through the variations. Overall and close up photographs are presented for each type of bayonet and scabbard. Laminated, Perfect bound with a soft cover, 8-1/2" x 11", of 168 pages, 545 photographs, 8 color pages, and 13 tables of production figures. All copies signed by both Gary Cunningham and Scott Duff

 

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The NEW AR-15 Complete Owner's Guide

The NEW AR-15 Complete Owner's Guide - How to select, configure, operate, maintain and upgrade your own AR-15 by Walt Kuleck with Greg King.

WHY A “NEW“ AR-15 COMPLETE OWNER’S GUIDE?

In the years following the first publication of The AR-15 Complete Owner’s Guide the universe of the AR-15 has changed dramatically, by both evolution and revolution.

THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK

While we’ve brought the content of The New AR-15 Complete Owner’s Guide into the 21st century, the purpose we set out for the original Guide is largely unchanged: to build a foundation for understanding, evaluating and selecting AR-15 rifles, components and accessories. It’s for everyone interested in this, the most versatile rifle system ever developed, whether contemplating one’s first AR-15 or one’s tenth.

Because of the AR-15 rifle system’s versatility, we’ll be defining four general areas of AR-15 applications: Defensive Rifle, Hunting Rifle, Competition Rifle, and “Just Plain Fun”! Inevitably, within the Defensive and Hunting categories there will be an extensive range of configurations. We’ll do our best to address the specific needs of the broadest range of users we can.

Within these pages you will find a straightforward, uncomplicated approach to AR-15 ownership and use. Based on your needs and desires, we’ll help you think through your configuration and choice of AR-15s. Once you have your rifle, you’ll find useful information to help you operate, maintain and troubleshoot it. So, let’s begin our journey of discovery into the magnificent world of the AR-15! It's the most comprehensive book of its kind on the AR-15. The new book is 6" x 9", Perfect bound with a laminated soft cover, and has 275 pages, and over 400 photographs. All copies signed by Walt Kuleck!

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The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide

The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide - The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide is a companion volume to the author's The M1911 Complete Owner's Guide. Lavishly illustrated, The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide is far more than a traditional "how-to" book. Based on the experiences of a diversified build team, the TIPS, TRICKS, and PITFALLS characteristic of Walt Kuleck's previous Complete Assembly Guides are more wide-ranging and encompassing than ever. Coached by pistolsmith Drake Oldham, the author and two "advanced amateurs" show how to assemble and upgrade the M1911. The team discovered on their journey toward understanding that many more "situations" arose than would have been the case if the author had been building a pistol "for The Guide" by himself. They share their experiences-including their missteps—as they build their pistols.

The Assembly Guide goes far beyond the military manuals in both scope and depth. It’s a “must have” for every M1911 owner! The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound with a laminated soft cover, and has 257 pages and over 400 photographs. All copies are signed by Walt Kuleck

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The M1911 Complete Owner's Guide

The M1911 Complete Owner's Guide - This is the companion volume to The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide. Like the other Guides, its purpose is to give the new M1911 owner an in-depth understanding of his or her pistol, while providing the experienced owner knowledge that they don’t yet have, and with the intent of giving even the expert new insights into the M1911.

The Owner’s Guide goes far beyond the military manuals in both scope and depth. It’s a “must have” for every M1911 owner! The M1911 Complete Owner's Guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound with a laminated soft cover, and has 290 pages and over 400 photographs. All copies are signed by Walt Kuleck

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This book makes a wonderful gift for any collector of World War II US small arms!

US Infantry Weapons in Combat

Personal Experiences from World War II and Korea

by Mark G. Goodwin with foreword by Scott A. Duff

US Infantry Weapons in Combat

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