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Posted: 9/9/2013 7:47:09 PM EDT

What kind of hand guard is that? by Ry Jones, on Flickr

Noticed it in the credits for a tv show about Australians at war, so it's probably Australian kit.

Looks square or triangular with finger grooves.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:15:13 PM EDT
No finger grooves, that's a standard, shiny set of triangle handguards.
What looks like grooves is just reflections on the guards.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 5:33:11 AM EDT
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No finger grooves, that's a standard, shiny set of triangle handguards.
What looks like grooves is just reflections on the guards.
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And the reflection continues along the buttstock
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:02:02 AM EDT
damn, sorry. Looked like a groove to me.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 7:30:03 AM EDT
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No finger grooves, that's a standard, shiny set of triangle handguards.
What looks like grooves is just reflections on the guards.
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not thinking so,
that is a raised bump on the handguard & stock.

i cant locate any pics w/ anything close to that pic.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 9:50:44 AM EDT
possibly a cleaning rod taped onto the rifle?
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 10:29:51 PM EDT
I found an email for the curator of the collection the tv show is based on, and I sent them a note asking for the original.

If you go here and search for Armalite, M16, AR15, or just take a look, there's tons of interviews with veterans of pretty much every war Australia has fought in.

Tons of pictures, a sweet shot of some dual belt feds in a helicopter, lots of BAR shots.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 10:04:55 PM EDT
I heard back from the Australians at War Film Archive. Click to visit the page with date, location, etc.


There we go. Looks like a reflection.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:11:38 AM EDT
thats cool & crazy
still looks raised to me
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