I have been rebuilding my rifle over the past few weeks. Changing from an EoTech, A2 front post and grip, and many other things.
Having just purchesed a Troy Alpha 11" rail, and seeing everyone do the install them selves online, I wanted to give it a try. Also, I wanted to do the install without having to remove any of the very well installed parts from Bravo Company.
Wish I had taken more progressive pics as I was doing the cuts. I tend to get into a groove and don't stop tell its done. Hope yall enjoy!
I started right off cutting the front sight. I quickly realized even with the Dremal tool, this was going to take some time.
Got the Delta Ring and the rest of the front sight cut down. For the Delta, I cut into it on both sides of the upper (left and right), then broke it apart with a big flat head. The front plate just behind the block was tricky. Had to create some metal fetigue, and brake it apart slowly. The front sight, I cut upwords to the block, and just layered everything out. Using the round cut of the dremal to my advantage.
Finished cutting, and sanded everything smooth.
Fitted everything, make sure rails where in the right place, and everything would go together smoothly.
Wrapped everything off again, and painted the block and barrel in high heat black paint. With thin layers as I went, the paint dried very fast, and I was able to use a good coat. Only time will tell how well it will hold up.
Blue LockTight on everything as it all comes back together!
Under the rail
Ill post pics of the full rifle in the correct aria when I get my sight and base in. Got a new Leupold VX-R Firedot 4 otw
Sweet good write up.
Originally Posted By Kromey:
Is that a 16" barrel and mid-length gas system? I'm eyeing the Troy Alpha 11" tube myself for my first build, and trying to get a feel for how it would look on the 14.5" barrel on the PSA complete upper I'll almost certainly be buying; mostly, though, just trying to figure out where the gas block (mid-length gas system) would sit under the rail.
16" Mid barrel, 11" rail. The rail come exactly flush in length with the end of the A2 post.