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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/4/2005 1:20:36 PM EDT
Was looking at putting on a new flash hider (a vortex) and my Colt m4 16" upper has a A2 hider that is non-weld. Do I just wrench it off? Is there anything special I need? Thanks,

- rem
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:37:52 PM EDT
Just unscrew it. I use the GI wrench, but any open end wrench that will fit can do the job.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:52:13 PM EDT
Might want to heat it up a bit...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:04:03 PM EDT
You need a washer to go on first.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:06:47 PM EDT

Is it the crush washer? Thanks.



Originally Posted By PerryF:
You need a washer to go on first.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:31:43 PM EDT
A 3/4" or 19mm open end wrench will fit just right... To avoid tooling marks, you can wrap a piece of tape around the area where the wrench will make contact...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:33:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 5:35:16 PM EDT by theshootersden]
If your installing a Smith Enterprise Vortex, don't use any washers and only torque it between 5-10 ft. lbs...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:10:37 PM EDT
Don't forget to put a little tape on whatever tool you are using to play with these flash suppressors...


- BG
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:05:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 9:06:21 AM EDT by remedy]
Yeah I always use tape whenever I'm working on something that can scratch. Thanks for the advice.

Not sure if it is Smith Industries, but here is the link to what I was going to buy:

http://www.yankeehillmachine.com/store/muzzle.html

Top product, the YHM-28A Phantom Flash Suppressor, with the CQB tips. Thanks!

- rem
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:11:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By remedy:
Yeah I always use tape whenever I'm working on something that can scratch. Thanks for the advice.

Not sure if it is Smith Industries, but here is the link to what I was going to buy:

http://www.yankeehillmachine.com/store/muzzle.html

Top product, the YHM-28A Phantom Flash Suppressor, with the CQB tips. Thanks!

- rem



DO take a look at the Vortex from Smith Enterprises. If flash supression is your main goal, I feel the Vortex is THE best especially for NV aps.
www.smithenterprise.com/0100_Vortex_Page.htm
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:16:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By remedy:
Yeah I always use tape whenever I'm working on something that can scratch. Thanks for the advice.

Not sure if it is Smith Industries, but here is the link to what I was going to buy:

http://www.yankeehillmachine.com/store/muzzle.html

Top product, the YHM-28A Phantom Flash Suppressor, with the CQB tips. Thanks!

- rem



Thats a phantom... Its an ok flash hider but IMHO, the Smith Enterprise Vortex is the best flash eliminator money can buy... If you do call Smith Enterprise, there is about a weeks wait on them, but they are worth the wait...

I think brownells have them too, but are a little more $$$...
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