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Posted: 2/9/2006 4:50:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 7:41:53 AM EDT by joehurdler]
Good morning folks. Just bought an AR15 this past weekend and technically speaking it's actually my first own firearm ever! Just to provide a little tid bit about myself, I'm a cadet in the U.S Army ROTC program and will be commisioned this summer as a 2nd Leutinant, so I wanted to get as comfortable with it as much as possible :)

Anyhow, as finished testing the new product out at the range, I noticed that there is possibly a loose or deffective part that is supposed to be flushed to the front part of the rail. Not sure of the exact name of the part, but it appears to be a saucer type thing between the front sight post and the front of the rail. It looks like it has moved from it's original position of being flushed to the front rail. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to adjust to move the part flushed to the front rail? Below are some attached photos to better depict what I'm reffering to.


www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p792d97d8a53c6b239a9d9af45e77464f/f03ade5b.jpg



www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p18ab6bb36d76346dbde6c533ceb1a313/f03ade9d.jpg


http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p792d97d8a53c6b239a9d9af45e77464f/f03ade5b.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p18ab6bb36d76346dbde6c533ceb1a313/f03ade9d.jpg

Thanks, Joe

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:53:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 4:57:11 AM EDT by Big-FED]

Originally Posted By joehurdler:
Good morning folks. Just bought an AR15 this past weekend and technically speaking it's actually my first own firearm ever! Just to provide a little tid bit about myself, I'm a cadet in the U.S Army ROTC program and will be commisioned this summer as a 2nd Leutinant, so I wanted to get as comfortable with it as much as possible :)

Anyhow, as finished testing the new product out at the range, I noticed that there is possibly a loose or deffective part that is supposed to be flushed to the front part of the rail. Not sure of the exact name of the part, but it appears to be a saucer type thing between the front sight post and the front of the rail. It looks like it has moved from it's original position of being flushed to the front rail. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to adjust to move the part flushed to the front rail? Below are some attached photos to better depict what I'm reffering to.

Thanks, Joe



www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p18ab6bb36d76346dbde6c533ceb1a313/f03ade9d.jpg

www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2109315701&idx=2
Made them hot for you (and those of us who need to see to help).

ETA: Sorry, but your pics aren't available.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:57:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 4:59:10 AM EDT by no_knock556]
First off, made the link hot for you...

Pic Album

Secondly, that "saucer type" thingy is affixed to the front sight base, NOT the rails. Do the rails feel loose to you? Looks to me like that is just the way the aftermarket rails fit the handguard cap. Not the best aesthetics, but if they are tight, shoot the hell out of it.

If I'm talking out my ass, someone will be along shortly to correct me.

ETA: Pics were available to me and still are via my link...
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:58:37 AM EDT
Welcome aboard joe,

The part in question is the handguard cap, which is supposed to be attached to the FSB (front sight base).

As your rifle appears to have a FF or aftermarket type rail system (instead of the standard or larger M4 handguards) the handguard cap has nothing to hold.

You handguard cap looks like it's supposed to to me.

Mike

ps - fwiw, if it ain't loose it's probably the way it supposed to be...., you can view the pic threads tacked to the top of the AR Discussion forum and you'll notice the same gap on plenty rifles.....
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:01:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:40:10 AM EDT
Ooops, my bad guys, guess I did not properly link the images. Forgot the link to the 2nd image too. Here it is:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p792d97d8a53c6b239a9d9af45e77464f/f03ade5b.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid201/p18ab6bb36d76346dbde6c533ceb1a313/f03ade9d.jpg

By the way, thanks to all you replied. So I guess as long as it's not loose, then I have nothing to worry about? No need for adjustments or nothing? Ok, well that's good enough for me :)
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