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BMWR12  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:03:21 PM
Does anyone make a 3 prong Muzzle brake like the ones on the early M16? I live in a ban state :(
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:11:37 PM
John Thomas makes the " duckbill " three prong and DPMS makes the slanted three prong.
BMWR12  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:13:53 PM
I only see a DPMS Flash hider which is no good. How do I find John Thomas? Thanks,Mike
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:33:44 PM
Originally Posted By BMWR12:
I only see a DPMS Flash hider which is no good. How do I find John Thomas? Thanks,Mike


Check your in box.
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:37:33 PM
Is this what you wanted ?
BMWR12  [Member]
2/28/2013 10:41:08 PM
I need a muzzle brake because a flash hider is a no no on a Ar style rifle in my state. Someone used or still does make one but the grooves were not machined out all the way. Im looking for the item on the right
CRsmoker250  [Team Member]
2/28/2013 11:14:47 PM
Geez dude, I am sorry for you for what your state is putting you through
xoldsmugglerx  [Member]
2/28/2013 11:34:10 PM
Originally Posted By BMWR12:
I need a muzzle brake because a flash hider is a no no on a Ar style rifle in my state. Someone used or still does make one but the grooves were not machined out all the way. Im looking for the item on the right http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/45Bravo/MVC-730S.jpg


That's not really a muzzle brake, it's more a fake flash hider barrel extension. It won't actually compensate any gas from the barrel. It is legal for ban states of course, just not a muzzle brake. The guy who made these went by the name of 45bravo but is no longer active. I have one of his fake birdcage flash hiders and it's great. I would guess your best bet would be to look around and see if you could hire somebody to mill one for you. Or you might be able to weld and alter a regular 3 prong so the sides are closed.
Trimdad  [Member]
3/1/2013 12:22:51 AM
The braceman can
GI-45  [Team Member]
3/1/2013 3:29:12 AM

Originally Posted By BMWR12:
I need a muzzle brake because a flash hider is a no no on a Ar style rifle in my state. Someone used or still does make one but the grooves were not machined out all the way. Im looking for the item on the right http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/45Bravo/MVC-730S.jpg

Which state?

crackedcornish  [Team Member]
3/1/2013 12:00:36 PM
KKF used to make these...the only three prong looking muzzle brake I've ever come across, unfortunately nobody has picked up the manufacturing of these since Kurt's passing

SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
3/1/2013 12:09:55 PM
Email John Thomas with the email I sent you, he's pretty creative and might have a solution for your problem. If not there are plenty of others on the retro forum that create things that are no longer manufactured.
SandWMandP15Tee  [Member]
3/1/2013 12:13:30 PM
You could get the 3 prong and find a rod that will fit in between the prongs, weld it and then drill it through with a larger opening than the diameter of the barrel. I don't have a welder yet but it doesn't seem like an unobtainable solution.
Pro2ndAm  [Member]
3/1/2013 1:29:01 PM
Do you absolutely have to have a 3-prong? Or will this faux A1 birdcage do?


MarkRSims  [Team Member]
3/1/2013 1:59:28 PM
Originally Posted By BMWR12:
I need a muzzle brake because a flash hider is a no no on a Ar style rifle in my state. Someone used or still does make one but the grooves were not machined out all the way. Im looking for the item on the right http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/45Bravo/MVC-730S.jpg


That one was made by 45Bravo MPFiveO7M3@aol.com

He had a post on the Equipment Exchange that has long since gone into archive: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_119/444414_Retro_Wrenches__XM177_Grenade_Rings__XM177_Moderators__XM607_Moderators__Model_601_Duckbills__and_more.html

There were some issues concerning timely delivery, but you might get hold of him thru the e-mail link above and give it a try.
ODST  [Member]
3/1/2013 8:06:45 PM
Originally Posted By Pro2ndAm:
Do you absolutely have to have a 3-prong? Or will this faux A1 birdcage do?

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/P1010095_zps6b83d45e.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj634/pro2ndam/P1010096_zpsdda9e2b2.jpg


Where would one be able to find one of these? Might want to try a featurless retro build here in Commiefornia.