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Posted: 9/29/2005 5:02:10 PM EDT
I have a M4 with regular M4 handguards, I want a flip up front site and gas block. How easy is it to do myself. Just drive out the pins and slip the other one on? Do I have to take off the Flash hider?
TIA
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:09:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:15:17 PM EDT
Check the "Build it Yourself" Forum.

It is actually quite easy if you have the right tools. My favorite tool for this is the Brownell's front sight block, a round orange plastic form that holds the assembly while you beat it like a red-headed stepchild at the family picnic that owes you money.

G
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:07:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By flannagan_bryan:
I have a M4 with regular M4 handguards, I want a flip up front site and gas block. How easy is it to do myself. Just drive out the pins and slip the other one on? Yes. Do I have to take off the Flash hider? Yes.
TIA

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:50:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:55:24 AM EDT by eye_spy]
It is SIMPLE to do in the sense that you merely have to drive the pins out and wack the front sight off with a mallet to take it off. Then slip on the replacement folding sight making sure that the hole of the gas port on the barrel is aligned with that of the gas block.

EASY will depend if your rifle "cooperates"! If the pins don't stick stubornly on your rifle and the front sight comes off with a few wacks of the mallet ... then the process IS going to be easy!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:21:26 AM EDT
Easy also depends on whether or not your flash suppressor is soldered on. If it is, you would probably be better off having it done for you by ADCO or other competent shop.

Seydou
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:20:44 AM EDT
If your close to the Springboro exit I could show you one weekend or any day of the week after hours at my shop. Its very easy so long as you have the tools.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:18:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
If your close to the Springboro exit I could show you one weekend or any day of the week after hours at my shop. Its very easy so long as you have the tools.



Hey. I am in Centerville. Where do you shoot?

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:20:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BTZ28:

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
If your close to the Springboro exit I could show you one weekend or any day of the week after hours at my shop. Its very easy so long as you have the tools.



Hey. I am in Centerville. Where do you shoot?





Here: www.millercampground.com/

Check in the hometown forums for local shoots and get togethers.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:17:16 PM EDT
Taper pins can suck taking them out.try and get them out with one or two hits.you should have seen me when I learned what a taper pin is.fortunately it was not on a AR and it was a gear shaft at work.I laff now it pissed me off then.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:11:20 PM EDT
I would like to do the same thing to my bushmaster. Problem is I can't get the muzzle brake off. How can you tell if it soldered or welded on?
xxxx
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 3:24:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xxxx:
I would like to do the same thing to my bushmaster. Problem is I can't get the muzzle brake off. How can you tell if it soldered or welded on?
xxxx




KEYWORD ---> muzle brake... is the barrel shorter than 16" without said muzzle device? If so, it will be pinnned and the holes welded over.

If the barrel is a "Post-Ban" compliant when you bought it, it will most likely be pined, as rules did not allow for removable muzzle device to leave you with a readily threaded muzzle, it would have made for 3rd evil feature, wheen 2 were actually allowed.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:07:07 PM EDT
no it's not less than 16" without the muzzle brake. I stuck a cleaning rod down through the muzzle to where it touched the bolt. It measured 18.25 inches. Looking more closely it does look like it has been pinned and then welded, you can kinda see a small circular spot. Can I just drill the pin out? or should I have some one else do this?
xxxx
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