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Posted: 8/28/2004 9:16:39 AM EST
Is there a way to identify Colt std A2 rifle length handguards? markings?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:40:50 AM EST
No markings of any kind, and Colt rifle length HGs, aren't any better than any of the major aftermarket brands; Bushmaster, Rock River, etc.; so don't pay extra for them
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:46:15 AM EST
Thanks. I just wanted to know if my A2 handguards are Colt.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 4:11:32 PM EST
I can say this. The ones you want to avoid (i.e. Melt-O-Matic) are very shiney, easy to warp, and the heat shields don't say "Do Not Remove."

I'm not positive that ALL good handguards say "Do Not Remove" but I KNOW the bad ones don't.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:16:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
Is there a way to identify Colt std A2 rifle length handguards? markings?



Yes there is a way to identify Colt rifle length handguards. The ends are glossy black on the handguard cap end where other brands have the same sheen throughout.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 6:58:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
Is there a way to identify Colt std A2 rifle length handguards? markings?



Yes there is a way to identify Colt rifle length handguards. The ends are glossy black on the handguard cap end where other brands have the same sheen throughout.



Hmmm. learn something every day. I guess the GI surp HGs I bought sealed in the wrap a few years back, with Colt mgf markings on the wrap, that have the same (low) sheen all the eay thru are bogus, huh?
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