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Posted: 9/27/2005 7:10:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 9:19:23 PM EDT by Lexington]
I bought a DSA SA58 Predator about a year and a half ago. It's pretty spiffy with the free float tube and the picatinny rail dust cover. Later I bought a standard handguard for it and found it will not fit the medium contour barrel because the reinforcing ribs inside the handguard simply won't allow it.

Is there a standard handguard that will fit the medium contour barrel? I'll also need it to be in Duracoat green.

Pic added. The internal ribs allow only a standard profile barrel to fit, but not a medium contour barrel. I have resorted to grinding the ribs down to make room.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:23:34 AM EDT
DSA Belgian Type Handguard

DSA have the same handguards here on their SA58 Predator.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:30:58 AM EDT
Shawnr1, that is the same handguard I bought for my FAL, and I bought it directly from DSA. I'll post a pic here later to show what the problem is, but this handguard does not fit. The interior dimesnsions are not compatible with the thicker barrel.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:19:40 PM EDT
Pic added to original post.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:23:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 7:26:53 AM EDT by BU2MuktukJoe]
You can carve the profile of the barrel out of those ribs of the handguard. A dremel does this job well.
I have done this to several after being told by DSA that this is what they do. The handguards will function just fine.
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