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Posted: 6/25/2003 10:42:33 AM EDT
Hey Guys, I am new to the sight, but not to ar-15's. I bought a 16" carbine kit from model 1 three years ago. I see they are now offering an xm177 upper which they advertise as preban. However, it says the flashhider is welded on.My question is this: would grinding the bayonet lug off make it legal since the barrel is not threaded? Or does the fact that it has a flashhider(even permanently installed)make it a preban no matter what other features it has or lacks? I am confused by the flashhider/flash suppressor/muzzle brake/compensator definitions. Thank you
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 10:49:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 10:50:28 AM EDT by NickFury]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 11:12:19 AM EDT
Whats funny is the military manuals for the AR15 call the flash hider a compensator...
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 5:11:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 5:15:59 PM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:12:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: Also, any muzzle device that is 22mm in diameter is a grenade launcher, which also counts as a named item.
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This is a common misnomer.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:51:56 PM EDT
Guys, Thanks for your answers.I have decided to abort that idea. I've waited three years with a quasi-CAR-15, so I guess I can wait another 15 months. I do have one more question- the CAR-15(XM-177)flashhider would be considered both a flashhider AND a grenade launcher? Talk about a double whammy. Once again, I thank you.
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