2019-01-19

Of Micrometers & Torque Wrenches!

Here's a couple of articles from yesteryear that still are valid and "hold water" today. The first is entitled: "Can You Read A Micrometer". The second is entitled: "Torque Wrenches - A Left-Handed Monkey Wrench". Both of these articles were from Army Motors Magazine from the 1940s. Go HERE to the very bottom of the page: NICOLAUS ASSOCIATES FREE STUFF.

2019-01-15

For the Politically Astute! A Quick Lesson in Hot Air Balloons!

A man and a woman in a hot air balloon realized they were lost. They lowered their altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. The woman shouted to him,

"Excuse me, can you help us? We promised friends we would meet them an hour ago, but we don't know where we are."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican.”

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

" Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and we're still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to us".

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"We both are," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don 't know where you are -- or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault." 

END 

A quick note: There are a variety of takes on this parable - all pretty funny. Just enter the first sentence at the top and do a search.

2018-12-22

Free! GCA Journal Searchable PDF Spreadsheet Index Has Been Updated!

Free!  GCA Journal Searchable PDF Spreadsheet Index Has Been Updated! The free and fully searchable PDF Spreadsheet file provides an index of the GCA Journals, from Volume 1-1 through Volume 32-4, Fall 2018. "Click" the below sample "thumbnail" to the right to see the SAMPLE full size first page of the GCA Journal Index


Go to: https://www.nicolausassociates.com/gca_journal.htm to download the Index. 

2018-12-20

Procedure and Methods of Overhauling, Inspecting, and Testing for U.S. Rifle Cal. .30 M1903 - M1903A1

Procedure and Methods of Overhauling, Inspecting, and Testing for U.S. Rifle Cal. .30 M1903 - M1903A1, Dated October 1937 - approximately 55 pages of information dealing with - you guessed it - overhauling, inspecting, and testing of the M1903 and M1903A1 rifle. The manual also addresses reconditioning parts and refinishing the rifle, proof firing, ballistics, stamping, greasing, and record-keeping. Here are a few pages from the manual. 

Procedure and Methods of Overhauling, Inspecting, and Testing for U.S. Rifle Cal. .30 M1903 - M1903A1, Dated October 1937
Go to: https://www.nicolausassociates.com/M1903.htm for more information and purchase. 

2018-09-04

Updated Garand Collectors Association (GCA) Journal Searchable Acrobat Spreadsheet Index!

Free!  GCA Journal Searchable Acrobat Spreadsheet Index Is Available Here! 

The below free and fully searchable Adobe Acrobat Spreadsheet file provides an index of the GCA Journals, from Volume 1-1 through Volume 32-3, Summer 2018. "Click" the below sample "thumbnail" to see the SAMPLE full size first page of the GCA Journal Index
GCA Journal Searchable Adobe Acrobat Index Has Been Updated Through the Summer Issue 2018 (Volume 32 Issue 3)

2018-04-02

ORD 9 SNL B-28 6 February 1945 - List of All Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, M1A3, and M2

ORD 9 SNL B-28 6 February 1945 - List of All Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, M1A3, and M2 - This manual is divided up into Major Items, General Information, Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M1; Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M1A1; Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M3; Parts of Carbine, Cal. .30, M2; Notes; and Illustrations.  

ORD 9 SNL B-28 6 February 1945 - List of All Parts of Carbine

Go to: https://www.nicolausassociates.com/M1_Carbine.htm and scroll about three-quarters of the way down the web page. 

2018-03-25

SNL B-28 Addendum Dated 11 August 1943!

SNL B-28 Addendum Dated 11 August 1943 - lists major items, maintenance parts and equipment available for maintenance of Carbine, Cal. .30, M1, M1A1, and M1A2. This stapled pamphlet is 12 pages long with 2 figures of the M1 and M1A1 Carbines.
SNL B-28 Addendum Dated 11 August 1943
Go to: https://www.nicolausassociates.com/M1_Carbine.htm and scroll down the page to purchase this M1 Carbine pamphlet and more!