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Posted: 6/11/2002 8:55:25 AM EDT
How do you remove the front hand guards on a standard A2 AR15?

I downloaded the bushy manual and I don’t see it there (probably cause it’s too simple to address).

Thanks for the help,

Signed an AR newby
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:10:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:10:53 AM EDT
Stand the rifle on the floor, on its butt.

With both hands, pull the delta ring at the rear of the handguards down.  It's spring loaded and will move far enough down to let the handguards out.  You may be able to free one hand to pull the handguards loose, if not, using a finger or two usually works.
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:13:34 AM EDT
Thanks, that explains why I can't unscrew it...

Really, I tried.

We don't start out smart, we just screw up till we learn or get killed trying.

Thanks guys
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 12:27:51 PM EDT
It IS mentioned on page 12, with instructions on page 27.
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 12:21:22 PM EDT
Don't listen to them they are lieing and if you do what they just said you will ruin you rifle.  It is impossible to remove the handguards.  Gene Stoner did this so grunts would not try to take the rifle apart in combat.  The only way to get them off is to destroy them with a slege hammer while they are still on the barrel.  Then they will break and fall off.
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