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Posted: 9/2/2004 12:06:55 PM EDT
I have a post ban clone of an SP1 that currently contains an "A2" style muzzle brake. Ideally, when there in no more ban to worry about, I would like to replace this brake with an original three prong flash suppresor. Anyone have an idea where I could find one and what the cost may be?

Thanks in advance,

Gary
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:09:52 PM EDT
Fulton Armory $7.50.

I just bought one this week.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:10:12 PM EDT
URL of Other AR15 Link

you can find the 3 prong @ CMMG:

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:34:46 PM EDT
Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.

Regards,

Gary
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 6:52:45 PM EDT
Or you can get quality handmade reproductions from Total Silence Inc.

Total Silence Inc.

Sammy

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 2:40:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 3:44:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chuck:
I've no clue what the item in the above photo reproduces.

It's not a XM16E1 "3-prong" flash supressor though.

-- Chuck



I don't know the proper nomenclature either , but apparently it existed.......






OH - check out this video!!!

theblackrifle.net/files/M16operation.asx

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 4:30:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:07:33 PM EDT
That is a repro of the "duckbill" flash hider used on the Colt/Armalite model 01. Real ones are hard to find.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:18:36 PM EDT
Mod 01 Duckbill, 3 prong, A1, A2
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:23:49 PM EDT
Awesome pic!!!!

Thanks,

Gary
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:19:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 8:53:53 AM EDT
I have never seen a 3 prong FS in person, does the 3 prong FSs have the "flats" for then wrench? every picture I've seen doesn't have em. Does that mean when using 3 prong one has no choice but to use a USGI 3 prong FS wrench?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:50:50 PM EDT
You are correct, you have no choice, unless of course you have a very strong grip.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:53:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 1:54:10 PM EDT by KurtVF]
I assume in that pic that is a real duckbill?? They are fairly easy to make from a standard 3 prong, but are retro-cool. Early M16's are tha coolest!!
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:56:15 PM EDT
Anybody know how the 3-pronger should be radially timed?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 3:15:04 PM EDT by mongo001]

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
I have never seen a 3 prong FS in person, does the 3 prong FSs have the "flats" for then wrench? every picture I've seen doesn't have em. Does that mean when using 3 prong one has no choice but to use a USGI 3 prong FS wrench?



Yes, you needed a wrench that fit between the three prongs.

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:29:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGo:
Anybody know how the 3-pronger should be radially timed?



No need to time them, just like the A1 birdcage.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:55:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 12:34:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 12:35:28 AM EDT by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By GoGo:
Anybody know how the 3-pronger should be radially timed?



I would imagine the best setting is for the prongs to be at 12, 4 and 8 o clock. That is if you want the FS to look upright and symmetrical.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 1:02:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:56:59 PM EDT
"Timing' does not matter on the 3-prong.

I thought I was the only one that had respect for the old 3-prong. I call it the "poor man's vortex".
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:07:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:27:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
"Timing' does not matter on the 3-prong.

I thought I was the only one that had respect for the old 3-prong. I call it the "poor man's vortex".



I'm there too man. 3-Prong is the ONLY way to fly. I'm putting them on ALL my rifles after the 13th.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:47:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:23:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
Tested side by side on identical barrels the 3 prong gave as much flash as the A1 and A2 and much more than the Phantom and Vortex.



Tested by whom? With what ammo?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:21:39 AM EDT
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