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 ADCO pin job with Smith Vortex hider
sonofagun2012  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 3:05:37 PM EST
I got my barrel back from ADCO today. The work looks fine I just have a concern about the placement of hider. I've never had Smith Vortex pinned on, but the instructions from Smith said not to use a washer during installing it. So I didn't send a washer with the barrel and vortex hider. I'm just wondering if I should be concern about it not being lined up. I'm sure they put it on at the correct torque. I just don't like the way it looks. I'm thinking I should have sent a washer.

Anyone had a Smith Vortex hider pinned and had it turn out like this?


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basicAR  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 3:51:08 PM EST
Lined up with what? The Vortex is twisted, it's not designed to be "timed".

I have a ADCO pin job using a Vortex and it looks the same as yours. It'll be fine..
Bretshooter  [Member]
5/12/2011 4:31:32 PM EST
The washer would be for a non-permanent installation.
LMTRocks  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 4:49:46 PM EST
The Vortex was never intended to have a crush washer. It is self tightening but pinning is obviously needed for legal length.
Another-Bill  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 4:53:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bretshooter:
The washer would be for a non-permanent installation.


Actually you never need a washer with the SE Vortex.
You do not need to use much torque when installing as the design will continuously tighten it every time you fire the gun due to it's twisted tangs.





Bill
bmmc  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 5:00:00 PM EST
It's installed correctly and looks fine.
TREETOP  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 5:03:09 PM EST
The orientation of the wrench flats is meaningless, it's installed correctly.
JesseJames  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 5:18:57 PM EST
It doesn't matter if it's torqued either. It's pinned! It's not going anywhere.
sonofagun2012  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 5:27:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By TREETOP:
The orientation of the wrench flats is meaningless, it's installed correctly.


Yes that what I was worried about is how the wrench flats were lined up. But it is alright from what has been posted on here. Thanks everyone.
mcrik  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 7:05:26 PM EST
When I pin a FH for someone....I will face the rear locating surface until it will index any way he wants. I don't use a washer.
jdoming728  [Team Member]
5/12/2011 8:12:05 PM EST
if you pin it you don't need a washer and its not to be timed since its has a vortex design..
SPM14430  [Member]
5/13/2011 8:09:27 AM EST
That is how the Smith flash hider is meant to look, perfecty fine.
mcrik  [Team Member]
5/13/2011 9:02:43 AM EST
I can see why you might want the wrench flats squared up, but since its just an appearance issue and the job is complete, I wouldn't worry about it. You can't see it while your shootin.
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