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Old June 26th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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PS Magazine July 2006 / PM For M14 Rifle

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Just got my copy of PS Magazine for July 2006 (Issue 644). The Army has finally realized that the M14 rifle is back in full-service - a very basic article on preventative maintenance is found on pages 26 thru 34.

PS Magazine can be downloaded FREE at: https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/psonline.cfm. Please note that as of today, 26Jun2006, the July issue had yet to be posted.

I was fortunate to get an advanced copy of the magazine - and was able to help a little with the reconstruction of the rifle pics from PS Issue 109 (1961) - eliminating the page folds in reconstructing the M14 rifle pics. I suspect they will reissue parts of the "Be Your Own Inspector" (BYOI) article from Issue 109 in a future article (here's my poster based on that reconstructed article: http://www.nicolausassociates.com/im...OI-Posteri.png).

The July issue should post by next week. Again, the article covers VERY basic inspection procedures of the M14 rifle.

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Old June 26th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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Eric, thanks for the heads up!

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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Uhhh, Eric, does the poster have the www.nicolausassociates.com on it?

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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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I can't believe the pace of the history of the M14. I just figured out last week from researching the last sixteen years of archives for PS Magazine online (no The Young and The Restless for me ) that the last M14 article was in August 1989 until today! Thanks again, Merc!

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Old June 27th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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Interesting, Being a 21 year Navy vet, I have never been able understand the rational behind the Army maintenance comic books.

Just give me a good maintenence manual any day of the week.

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Old July 3rd, 2006, 08:22 AM   #6
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Neither could I, but they did give NSN's for the silly stuff...like the J-hook for the M1 sling.

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Old July 3rd, 2006, 01:07 PM   #7
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They gave the NSN for the the most popular SEI mount, 5855-01-506-5750. The publisher was supposed to give the NSNs for the other two newer mounts for the M14:

Mount, Wire EDM, Extended, MIL STD 1913, 1005-01-533-8160, P/N 2008.
Mount, Wire EDM, ACOG/MIL STD 1913, 1005-01-535-4430, P/N 2005.

You will see a future edition of PS with all the other SEI components after their (Navy) NSNs are asigned:

1. Extended Bolt Stop Release (EBSR)
2. Gas Lock Front Sight (GLFS) (All three types)
3. Vortex DC Flash Suppressor
4. M14DC Sound Suppressor
5. GLFS Wrench
6. 18" Chrome Lined, Chrome Moly Barrel, P/N 2027

Yes, the M14 has returned. With a vengeance and better than ever.

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Old July 4th, 2006, 06:58 AM   #8
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You will see a future edition of PS with all the other SEI components after their (Navy) NSNs are asigned:

1. Extended Bolt Stop Release (EBSR)
2. Gas Lock Front Sight (GLFS) (All three types)
3. Vortex DC Flash Suppressor
4. M14DC Sound Suppressor
5. GLFS Wrench
6. 18" Chrome Lined, Chrome Moly Barrel, P/N 2027
Just curious as to who your source for this info is. Thanks.

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Old July 4th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #9
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Actually NSN stands for National Stock Number.

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Old July 4th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #10
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Just curious as to who your source for this info is. Thanks.
I respect the question, but no names -- just settle for TACOM and NSWC Crane. The internet does not lend itself to disclosing exactly who, his/her office symbol and commercial as well as DSN number (s). In part, this has to do with respecting how the DLIS cataloguing (i.e. NSN assignment) process works. Also, these friends and colleagues don't need to be inundated with vendors asking for NSN assignments. Not to get off topic, but that is not how the process functions. In any event, just stay tuned and you'll see an updated issue of PS down the road.


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As you probably guessed, the purpose of asking was to ensure that it was not just another instance of hearsay. I'm sure that you must've spoken with someone from PS magazine who has in fact verified that this will be printed in an upcoming issue?

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Old July 5th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #12
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Wink Why the comic book format???


Because it get's your attention, and more soldiers are likely to pick it up and read it. It is designed for use at the lowest level, and if a few folks higher up read it all the more better.

When it comes to PM, anything that encourages more soldiers to read it is a good thing. Life is serious enough most days that a small comic book format tends to also break the ice some and let soldiers approach PM in a more relaxed, but still serious format.

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As you probably guessed, the purpose of asking was to ensure that it was not just another instance of hearsay. I'm sure that you must've spoken with someone from PS magazine who has in fact verified that this will be printed in an upcoming issue?
Hawk -- I understand the purpose of asking. I'm with you on that. With all the hype, hearsay and BS on the net, it's tough to sort fact from anything else.
To answer your question above, yes, I'm in direct contact with the folks doing the technical input for this pub, as well as TACOM, RIA, Crane and SEI. The date for the comprehensive article on the M14 hasn't been decided upon yet, as the other NSN's are pending. But believe me, once they're out, the article will be set in motion.

All -- BTW, even old soldiers like me appreciate the comic book style. If you have to daily wade through turgid prose that is endless gummint memoranda, poorly composed emails, TM's, TC's, FM's, et al, you do enjoy something that provides a good executive summary of critical issues in the log field.

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Thanks for the link - always liked PMs! Found it interesting that in one of the recent ones they said that dry firing was bad for the weapon and suggested an alternate way of making it safe (but just putting the weapon on safe after visually/physically inspecting the chamber instead of pulling the trigger). Some NCOs might have a fit about that one...

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The comic book format is just another extension of pictures. It was found in WWII that the various TM's were ignored because of the extreme technical format. Pictures and comics were readily accepted by everybody.

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