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Posted: 6/11/2003 3:02:24 PM EDT
Someone told me that I can chop the removable handle on my AR (bushy flattop) to just keep the rear sight, saving me oodles of $$$ to go toward the rest of the rifle.

Is there anything special I need to know/do to make this work? Any pics/diagrams you can link me to?

Thanks alot.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 7:00:26 PM EDT
very interesting....would u get rails milled onto the area below where the handle used to go?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 7:11:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 5:50:16 PM EDT by notack]
I've done two. It is very easy, once you get over that your cutting a $100 item [:D]. Overcut things a little, so you can file/sand the rough edges. On the base, cut infront of the rear clamp. And on the top, leave enough material to protect the sight assembly. [img]www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid62/p02b5c7bce64941a3a1e4d9a73f980d54/fc20bcb9.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:39:59 PM EDT
I've seen a couple of guys post here with pictures and the final product looked good. I guess if you already have the detach handle and don't mind the rear ap. always there, it makes a good setup. If you have to buy a removable handle, anything worth the money will run $90 to $100 why not just get an ARMS #40.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:40:27 PM EDT
Notack, that turned out great. What did you refinish with?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 9:58:42 PM EDT
Ahhh, thats a good point about the rear sight always being there. Pertinent info that kinda got skipped in my conception of the finished project. Hmmm.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:24:19 PM EDT
I cut my carrying handle after seeing yours. I refinished it with flat black Alumahyde II from Brownells. I like it more than the BM flip sight.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 3:16:17 PM EDT
Notack, nice job...that looks professional! Ya got me thinking...I've got a carry handle sitting in a box in the back here hehehe...
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 5:53:46 PM EDT
OOPS! Sorry guys,[LOL] I should have noted that the picture came from another thread, thats not my CCH, I just used it for reference. I actually left a little more on the top with a slight forward angle. I refinished mine with Brownell's Teflon/Moly.
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