Hey Y'all, I have a DSA Stg-58 rifle that I got during the ban, and it came with a muzzle brake that is essentially a "politically correct" version of the original flash hider. I am interested in having this swapped out for an original prong style flash hider with the internal threads that can accept a blank adaptor.
To that end, I think that I heard several years back that DSA used a special type of solder to attach the muzzle brake that makes it very difficult to remove. Is this true, or have I been misinformed? Also, would the change back to the original flash hider seriously hinder accuracy?
I don't plan on doing the swap myself, but will have a gunsmith I know do it for me.
Thanks for your help guys.
Most likely silver solder. Shouldn't be a problem for a competent gun smith. Do be sure of your parts count however. I had mine done and I see no effect on accuracy. I did however notice a reduction in noise.
Yeah, silver solder. Just have him heat it to ~1100 deg and it should come right off.
Remember that the FH is reverse threaded!