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Posted: 7/26/2009 1:38:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 7:43:58 PM EST
Where was this guy when I was looking for my right side?!
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 7:49:33 PM EST
Isn't someone here looking for a right hand handguard?
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:02:08 PM EST
I think ali059 is lookin for left.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:02:58 PM EST
Looking for the left side please.
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 4:35:29 AM EST
Thanks guys always remembering me!

Yep that would be a left!
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 4:42:50 AM EST
Left and right for me...
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 11:30:15 AM EST
This s**t just pisses me off. Look at my sigline below...
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 11:56:59 AM EST
Why are there more right then left handguards?? Are the left more prone to breakage?
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:28:05 PM EST
Sounds like the competition for right original handguards is about to go up.

Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:29:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2009 12:29:55 PM EST by TexSquirrel]
Originally Posted By Shal1:
Why are there more right then left handguards?? Are the left more prone to breakage?


I've heard a lot of speculation about why.
Best I heard was when a righty drops to the ground the left side takes the beating.
When you crawl on your belly it takes even more beating.

Who knows the real reason why.

Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:35:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2009 12:40:40 PM EST by hk45shooter]
Originally Posted By TexSquirrel:
Sounds like the competition for right original handguards is about to go up.



Why the right? Everyone posting here is looking for left sides, besides the ones needing both sides.

ETA: Anybody ever seen a case of left side HGs (black not green ones) for sale?

ETA again: The brown one in the auction looks kinda weird, like it maggots crawling around on it.
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:47:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2009 12:50:48 PM EST by TexSquirrel]
Akkk. I meant left.

If I could just find a case of lefts I could clean up around here.

I'd actually sell them for what I paid...but only to the regulars around here.
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:49:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shal1:
Why are there more right then left handguards?? Are the left more prone to breakage?


I don't know for sure, but I have an idea. In the Air Force, when we shoot, we frequently have to lay the rifles down on their left side on the concrete (to show the bolt is open with the chamber empty). I can see the rough concrete wearing on the protruding rear area of the left handguard.

Just a guess ???

John Thomas

Link Posted: 7/27/2009 1:14:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By hk45shooter:

ETA again: The brown one in the auction looks kinda weird, like it maggots crawling around on it.


If you want to bid those up and get them, I'll give you 5 bucks for the brown maggoty one.
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 2:06:28 PM EST
Hmmm...I lay my rifles down on their left side, but I don't frickin' slam 'em down. Didn't even do that when I was 19 and on active duty...'course, there weren't no wars on back then either...
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 4:22:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By VAAR:
Hmmm...I lay my rifles down on their left side, but I don't frickin' slam 'em down. Didn't even do that when I was 19 and on active duty...'course, there weren't no wars on back then either...


I guess I should have been more clear... I didn't mean we slam them down and bust the handguard. I meant the abrasive nature of the concrete wears on them over a period of time.

I apologize for any confusion.

John Thomas
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 5:10:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2009 5:11:46 PM EST by VAAR]
Originally Posted By jntmjt1:
Originally Posted By VAAR:
Hmmm...I lay my rifles down on their left side, but I don't frickin' slam 'em down. Didn't even do that when I was 19 and on active duty...'course, there weren't no wars on back then either...


I guess I should have been more clear... I didn't mean we slam them down and bust the handguard. I meant the abrasive nature of the concrete wears on them over a period of time.

I apologize for any confusion.

John Thomas


John, I didn't mean to imply you did. My comment was tongue-in-cheek, or meant to be.
Lionel

Link Posted: 7/27/2009 6:16:58 PM EST


John, I didn't mean to imply you did. My comment was tongue-in-cheek, or meant to be.
Lionel



No problem... no offense taken.

John Thomas

Link Posted: 8/2/2009 5:04:19 AM EST
Alright...who am I fighting with over this set???
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 5:32:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 5:32:53 AM EST by TexSquirrel]
...looks you're competing with like a***m.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:33:07 AM EST
I'm glad someone outbid me, since I'm between jobs right now... I'm T***2

Hello, my name is VAAR, and I'm an auctionholic...
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:45:10 AM EST
Welcome Vaar,the 1st step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:46:16 AM EST
OOOOFFFF.....he went nuclear on me FTW!
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:59:33 AM EST
Whad we miss Stuka???
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:11:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 9:15:34 AM EST by hk45shooter]
Originally Posted By Stuka_Pirate:
OOOOFFFF.....he went nuclear on me FTW!



HOLY COW, $581.84 with 8 minutes to go!!!'

ETA:Get back in their & fight, you still have 3 minutes & 43 seconds left!

ETA2: j/k I would not bid that high either.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:59:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 10:01:30 AM EST by TexSquirrel]
Wow, that's an awful lot for a non-matched pair.
Hopefully the winner has 2 lefts and can make a couple of pair.
That's the only reason why I would have spent that much.
TThat's getting pretty close to what I paid for my matched pair.
The pistol grips would be nice bonuses.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 11:04:25 AM EST
Fuck all of you! I've been looking for a left side forever

Just kidding, but seriously I'm still looking for a left side..been looking for one since I built my 601 like 2 years ago.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 11:05:53 AM EST
Holy S––t Batman! Almost 600 bucks for five pieces of plastic?? I'm glad I acquired this stuff 10 years ago
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 11:25:23 AM EST
Holy Shit. $581.84. Guess I didn't have to worry about geting outbid with my $177 bid...
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 11:32:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By VAAR:
Holy Shit. $581.84. Guess I didn't have to worry about geting outbid with my $177 bid...


Looks like I didnt need to bother bidding either.....
Ron
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 2:01:27 PM EST
Not at that price.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 5:13:40 PM EST
Remember that the last matching pair went for $1056 on GB.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 5:17:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 5:20:45 PM EST by TexSquirrel]
Actually I bought my pair off of GB after the $1025 pair.
I only paid $755.
I was bidding against people who had bid in the $1025 auction.
I kinda figured what their highest bid was and was hoping to get them for under $850.(which was what my maximum bid was going to be)

I wouldn't have paid more than $200 for a mismatched pair.

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 7:18:05 AM EST
To put this in perspective, I bought a matching pair off the "Chestnut Ridge" website probably in 2002 listed under "odds and ends" for $85. Chestnut Ridge sells stains for stocks for M1s and M14s.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 8:17:12 AM EST
...and I remember taking them off guns brand new and throwing them in big piles to be disposed of. We didn't care about those cuz we were all trying to build our M4geries.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 2:17:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stuka_Pirate:
...and I remember taking them off guns brand new and throwing them in big piles to be disposed of. We didn't care about those cuz we were all trying to build our M4geries.


You're a baaad man...
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 2:25:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 2:28:47 PM EST by hk45shooter]
Originally Posted By MarkRSims:
Originally Posted By Stuka_Pirate:
...and I remember taking them off guns brand new and throwing them in big piles to be disposed of. We didn't care about those cuz we were all trying to build our M4geries.


You're a baaad man... http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/traurig/sad-smiley-020.gif


That's just mean, you made Mark cry! Now go apologize to him, by sending him a set of those HGs you did not throw away.



Just the thought of that makes me sick.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 2:37:41 PM EST
Here's one that will make all gun collectors cry.Guy I knew years ago went to a US govt surplus auction with the intentions of bidding to win SEVERAL thousand M1 carbine stocks,including many M1A1 para stocks... With the auction IN PROGRESS bidders saw soldiers pour gas on a pile of wood and light it up..Yep,ALL those stocks were suddenly deemed "weapon related" and not available for sale..Gods honest truth,,and he had pictures of the blaze...
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:35:49 PM EST
Shit....I have a couple pallets of A1 Right Hand Guards....only if I had 2 pallets of Left I could sell 1 or 2 sets
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:45:55 PM EST
You threw away all those yucky old green ones, right?
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