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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 12/19/2009 2:47:11 PM EDT
I got this with a rifle purchased used, it looks kind of like a vortex but a little different. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be and how much it's worth?
Thanks in advance

Link Posted: 12/19/2009 3:02:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 3:04:03 PM EDT by Molon]
It's a Smith Enterprise Vortex flash suppressor.  There are many versions.













Link Posted: 12/19/2009 3:20:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 3:21:16 PM EDT by OlCrow]
I have a stainless like above.

Here's one on my LMT that you don't often see. These were made for the Canadian Special Forces with no flats for a wrench.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 3:27:33 PM EDT
ahh I see. Thanks. I was not aware there were different models of Smith Vortex's.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 4:26:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rob123456789:
I got this with a rifle purchased used, it looks kind of like a vortex but a little different. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be and how much it's worth?
Thanks in advance

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/raab35/1219091803b.jpg


IIRC the groove is for a twig ring.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 4:40:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By heavyduty:
Originally Posted By Rob123456789:
I got this with a rifle purchased used, it looks kind of like a vortex but a little different. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be and how much it's worth?
Thanks in advance

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/raab35/1219091803b.jpg


IIRC the groove is for a twig ring.


wuh, so twigs wouldn't get stuck in it? I guess that would work, but I heard it was cause early model ones would open up and break off one of the forks? There may have been something about the harmonics of it having something to do with it also, like a tuning fork vibrating?
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:00:29 PM EDT
Could be that too, but I distinctly remember something about a twig ring from back when I was building my AR in '99 or so.
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