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Posted: 9/15/2004 6:34:53 AM EST
OK, one of my LEO buddies has an Armalite, with that noisy obnoxious brake. How is this monstrosity removed? Is it pressed on? Screwed on and pinned? He would like to replace it with a normal A2 FH.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:18:26 AM EST
I know its at least pinned, and possibly welded....

I need the answer to this one too. Are Armalites threaded under that hideous brake?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 7:50:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 7:50:36 AM EST by NevadaARshooter]
Pre-2003 rifles are threaded, pinned and welded. 2003/2004 rifles have a pressed on and pinned brake as I understand it.

I removed the brake on an older Armalite AR15... milled the brake away to expose the pin, removed it, then cut the brake on opposite ends to release it. It was threaded on to tight to simply unscrew.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:30:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 9:50:56 AM EST by A_Free_Man]
Where on brake is the pin? On bottom?

Nevermind, found an Armalite post on this.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=62&t=201539

I assume this applies to the AR15 models, too.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:00:07 PM EST
What i am hearing then is that the barrel on my AR-15 is not threaded. The brake is pressed on. Perhaps i am in denial. But would you kindly concurr? The way the bolt side of the brake is flattened on both sides makes me optimistic that perhaps it is threaded, in that it was made as such to accomodate a wrench.

Image links below.

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0144.jpg

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0145.jpg

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:23:01 PM EST

I used the split and pry method...worked perfectly. Of course I had an older barrel with the pin on the bottom going straight up into the bottom of the barrel. It was a 1/4" size dot rather than the pin running out both sides of the brake.

Check this, it might be helpful.

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=62&t=201048

Good Luck
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:30:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 5:37:32 AM EST by jessright]
Thanks, I guess what i need is someone that can definitively say thet my Armalite barrel is threaded, or the muzzle brake has peen pressed on.

Photos here again if anyway may know:

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0144.jpg

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0145.jpg

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:22:36 AM EST
call the factory directly to find out, they will need your ser. number.
1 800 336 0184
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:53:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 6:53:44 AM EST by Engineer]

Originally Posted By jessright:
Thanks, I guess what i need is someone that can definitively say thet my Armalite barrel is threaded, or the muzzle brake has peen pressed on.

Photos here again if anyway may know:

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0144.jpg

images5.theimagehosting.com/PICT0145.jpg





Sorry to say, but there are no threads under there.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 7:10:37 AM EST
Does the upper have a serial number? Why am i thinking not? I assembled the lower on an Eagle Arms reciever from Quantico Arms with an Armalight Trigger kit. And also, bought a complete Armalite upper for $500.00 big ones, and only last year.

I am so bumming that theres another "no threads" vote.
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