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Posted: 1/21/2006 5:44:15 PM EDT
If I have a M4 and I wanted a Midlength, can I just take off the front sight, gas tube,handgaurds and replace them all with the midlength gas tube and handgaurds and then get a new front sight?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:45:06 PM EDT
NO!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:51:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
NO!



care to explain why? im not being a smart asz i am just interested. I dont really know what makes the M4 the M4. if that makes sense.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:58:36 PM EDT
because there is a gas port, (small hole) in the barrel under the front sight, thats where the gas comes from that travels in the gas tube to cycle the action. Moving all that would just give you a single shot rifle.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:01:50 PM EDT
Youre gas port is already drilled for car lenght. You need a new barrel drilled with the gas port drilled the proper distance for mid lenght. The gas port is the little hole under the front sight base that lets gas go down the gas tube.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 6:02:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:
because there is a gas port, (small hole) in the barrel under the front sight, thats where the gas comes from that travels in the gas tube to cycle the action. Moving all that would just give you a single shot rifle.



AWW I get it now, now its clearer how the weapon works to me.. so ill just plug that hole and drill a new one>>>JUST KIDDING...

thanks..
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:27:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:59:08 PM EDT
What about getting the gas block that Bushmaster uses on the Dissipator and putting that under the mid length handguards?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:04:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:07:19 AM EDT
it would still be a CAR gas system
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