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Posted: 11/25/2001 5:41:00 PM EDT
What is the thing on the handguardat 10 o'clock behind the front sight?
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 7:42:14 PM EDT
Id say some kinda of laser sight, maybe a flash light.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 7:54:52 PM EDT
Looks like some type of mount for something...I know I am not much help...just my guess.

medcop
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 8:33:28 PM EDT
I don't know....might it be a MILES gear mount? or something similar?

Let us know if you find out!
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 9:06:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GreenTalon:
I don't know....might it be a MILES gear mount? or something similar?

Let us know if you find out!



All the MILES gear mounts and units I have seen and used mount on the barrel. The are activated with a blank and require the blast to set it off. I have not seen one mounted on the HG...but who knows?

medcop
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 9:38:10 PM EDT
yea i think it's just a mount with nuttin on it.:)
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:54:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:47:13 AM EDT
Ok, as per the ex-army guys here in my office, those are mounts for a small mirror system that allows the instructor to stand behind the soldier and see what sight picture they have. This is used frequently on new shooters and in training. I will see if I can get an official Mil-Spec part # and post info here.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 8:05:25 AM EDT
I'd like to get one of those. My son (14) drive's me nuts sometimes! This would let me see what he see's. Pretty smart device.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 6:56:36 PM EDT
The item in question is the mounting bracket for the AN/PAQ-4. It's a infrared laser for use with NVGs that allows for night time engagements. The laser sight is detachable when not in use. It's standard issue in all Marine Corps infantry units.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 6:57:59 PM EDT
Here's a link..hope this works

http://www.hqmc.usmc.mil/factfile.nsf/7e931335d515626a8525628100676e0c/2ae6b3135944b7bc8525627a006d06da?OpenDocument
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:03:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:13:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MEU_SOC:
The item in question is the mounting bracket for the AN/PAQ-4. It's a infrared laser for use with NVGs that allows for night time engagements. The laser sight is detachable when not in use. It's standard issue in all Marine Corps infantry units.




I would think they would want to mount any aiming device on the barrel since the handguards are loose. Is there more apparatus under the handguards?
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:22:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2001 7:18:16 PM EDT by MEU_SOC]
The mount attaches to the handguard as well as the barrel underneath. It's a very secure mount.
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