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Posted: 9/17/2004 7:05:19 PM EDT
Hi guys, a newbie question for you. What is required to place a flash hider on a .223? Do you simply just slide it on? Sorry, but I don't have much experience with this sort of thing. Tommorrow I get my first AR at a gun show, can't wait. :)
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:08:27 PM EDT
you screw then on.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:10:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 7:11:35 PM EDT by walrus]
so it goes over the crown of the muzzle?

edit: so if I came home with an AR tommorrow without a flash hider, all I have to do is order one and screw it on? sounds pretty easy to me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:10:57 PM EDT
The barrel has to be threaded on the end so the flash suppressor can be screwed on.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:11:36 PM EDT
Yes, if the barrel is threaded. Half of the FH goes over the muzzle, half (or more) sticks out over the crown.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:12:18 PM EDT
Do most new AR's come with a threaded barrel? I'm thinking i'll be going for a bushmaster or RRA.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:20:54 PM EDT
and if they don't, does it cost much to get a barrel threaded? sorry for the silly questions, but just want to make sure I know what i'll be getting.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:00:53 PM EDT
bump :/
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:09:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:16:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:23:20 PM EDT
melba toast
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:37:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:24:15 PM EDT
If it helps any I just had my barrel threaded on my ar for 50 bucks including the installation of an a2 bird cage and Its lovely. Took my gunsmith only 1/2 hour to do.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:15:08 PM EDT
I've got a machinist I work with lined up to thread the end of my barrel 1/2"-28 but I haven't found any info on how long the threaed section must be. Also is there a slight "undercut" at the shoulder formed where the threaded section ends?

Undercut = area where barrel diameter is reduced to thread root depth for easier threading.

Any help would be useful.


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