Garand Gas Trap Versus Gas Port Systems

The M1 Garand rifle originally utilized a screw-on "Gas Trap" system (Circa 1936 through 1941). Due to a number of problems exhibited in using the Gas Trap design, a redesign implemented in 1941 was call the spline-type or "Gas Port". Here's a set of pictures that may prove useful.

More information is included in an article I co-authored in the GCA Journal entitled: "How Many Gas Traps Were Made?" See Volume 24, Issue 4, Fall 2010. If you are not a member of the Garand Collectors Association (GCA), go to their website and join now! Great articles, great pictures, great people! Go to: www.thegca.org.



Poster: Model 77E Stevens 12 Gage Shotgun

Many of these Vietnam Era Shotguns are now in use as home defense firearms. This poster - and the accompanying Techpub  - provide a solid "exploded view" of the firearm to assist an owner in assembly and disassembly of the shotgun.

Go to: http://www.nicolausassociates.com/shotguns.htm to view both the poster and shotgun TechPub.


WWII Era Color Poster! "We'll Lick Em - Just Give Us the Metal!"

"We'll Lick Em - Just Give Us the Metal!" Color 11" X 16.75" Poster. Go to: http://www.nicolausassociates.com/M1_Garand.htm and scroll down through all the books, lithographs, posters, mugs, and mouse pads until you see this poster!