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Posted: 10/12/2004 5:29:07 PM EST
can you cut the front sight base down and use it for an under the rail gas block?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:36:58 PM EST
You should be able to. That's what Bushmaster does on their dissipators IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:43:44 PM EST
Yes you can. I did an ok hack job with my dremel cut off wheels and grinding wheel to smooth it out. And it worked very well!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:38:43 PM EST
Ya mean like this?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:21:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By thezman:
Ya mean like this?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/powderfinger/FSB.jpg



wow, somebody took their time making that
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:17:32 PM EST
I wonder if the Troy MRF would fit over that
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:38:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By thezman:
Ya mean like this?
img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/powderfinger/FSB.jpg



now that is nicely done!!

i had to cut mine down in order to install a free float tube over my superlight barrel cause it seems that noone makes a low profile gas block for the .625 barrel. it works real good though and it feels alot better shooting it cause i know and anyone else who knows, i customized it

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:59:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 5:02:59 AM EST by clubsoda22]
ok, thanks, you guys just saved me another $40 on my build. What do you use to re-black it? Gun-kote?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:13:40 AM EST
i used the birchwood casey, i think thats how you spell it. in flat black

i put about 500 rounds through it the other day and cleaned it with clp and the finish stayed put but it did get a lil shinier though
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:45:00 AM EST
Mine was bead blasted and hot blued.

And yes, it took some time to make it !!!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:11:05 AM EST
thezman,

I like your work! Have you thought about offering your chop job as a service? I need something similar, but it doesn't have to look that good. I sent you an email.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:57:19 AM EST

Why can't you just remove it?

I've been thinking of removing my fixed front sights and replacing with a folder, but I can't find any info on it.

Is it taboo to remove the front sight assembly?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:28:00 PM EST
Some FSBs are more difficult (Bushmaster) to remove than others, but the main reason is that I want to use the existing pins/holes without additional fitting. There seems to be a lot of variance in the vertical positioning of the pins, and I don't to hastle with them. I also want to keep the bayo lug, and few of the current flip-ups or gas blocks out there have it.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:50:51 PM EST
M4-guy,

Didn't get your e-mail.

I can't offer this as a service because I don't have exclusive access to the blueing tanks.
They belong to my friend who is a gunsmith, and we don't fire them up unless we have a bunch of stuff to blue. We do a batch about every 2-3 months, so it would be a long wait for you to get your part back.

Larry
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:51:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By clubsoda22:
ok, thanks, you guys just saved me another $40 on my build. What do you use to re-black it? Gun-kote?



I taped off all the barrel and parts I didnt want painted and shot it with hi temp engine block paint.
I had a pinned on muzzle break that couldnt be easily removed. I did the whole operation gun intact.
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