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Posted: 12/14/2003 2:12:35 AM EDT
Where can I find shorty triangle hand guards, for the carbines? I seen them on a weapon once, looked really neat.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:54:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 3:55:08 AM EDT by Dano523]
You don't,  Chances are you saw a DEA 9mm shorty that had cut hand guards.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:41:41 AM EDT
E-Bay normally has a lot of them
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 6:59:13 AM EDT
I saw some at the SAR Show in 2002 and should have bought them then.  They really do look pretty cool.

Someone sells them on-line too, as I saw them on a website not long ago but did not bookmark it.  They were pretty pricy.

Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:47:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 8:47:46 AM EDT by lorenavedon]
They were originally introduced on the CAR15. Not some custom stuff. It's real and should be available somewhere
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:30:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 10:18:57 AM EDT by WSAR15]
I saw some triangular free floats (aluminum), but I also cannot find them anymore. They were from a distributor and offered both in short and long lengths. They were quite attractive. I'll dig....
Here they are:
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 11:52:26 AM EDT
Those are cool WSAR15, I might order them, but would rather have the ones in the pic that LORENAVEDON posted. Thanks for the effort though guys.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:07:23 PM EDT
Somebody in Texas makes repro CAR-15 handguards and the CAR-15 (short A1) collapsible stock.

I'll have to dig up his email.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:48:32 PM EDT
Contact fellow AR15.COMer [b]tony_k[/b] via IM, as he has handguards like the ones pictured and can probably turn you onto where he got his.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 8:16:14 PM EDT
Just like Colt, make your own!

Link Posted: 12/15/2003 12:49:29 AM EDT
Oh man...I would LOVE to get my hands on original CAR-15 triangle handguards and the original collapsing buttstock, that looked more like an A1 than anything else..talk about dressing up my XM177 project perfectly.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 9:00:48 AM EDT
You have to make your own. For the large triangle rear handguard cap, contact;
Ken Drasen
Hay River Trading Co.
P.O.Box 176
Almena, WI 54805

-I got mine two years ago @$15.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:55:10 AM EDT
Damn I like that setup.I saw a pic of one in action in Viet Nam,was a very early 60s pic.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:24:48 PM EDT
What's with the buttplate on the rifle in lorenavedon's post?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 1:23:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 1:25:05 PM EDT by stoner63a]
That's the first model collapsable stock.  There is a little lever on the cut-out on the buttplate.  You rotate it one way to unlock, extend the stock, and a clock-type spring rotates it back into locking position.  A guy called WATom over on Subguns.com makes repros of this stock for $350.

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