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Posted: 2/18/2006 11:23:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 11:27:49 PM EDT by LovetheBlade]
I have an M4 style carbine, if I remove the front site entirely, could I install a full length picatinny rail system? To make it into a dissipator style rifle? Would I need anything else to do this? Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:57:19 PM EDT
Your barrel is 16" right? And the full length rail you want to put on is 12" (or so). Long as you install a gas block that fits under the rail system, should be ok. Now, I'm a noob and I don't have a carbine (yet, still building it though) but from what I understand, should be no problem.

Make sure you post pics..

Gene
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:54:56 AM EDT
Correct, it is a 16" M4 profile barrel. A Gas block huh? Alright I'll start shopping!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:00:42 PM EDT
you could always cut the fsb down to make your own low pro gas block
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:21:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JL7:
you could always cut the fsb down to make your own low pro gas block



You can do that too. I cut mine down with no problem but, I would like to give you a small piece of advice: go on the EE and buy another fsb to cut down. I've seen them for as low as $10.00.

Why should you do that? In the future if you ever want to change the set-up on your rifle and decide to go back to a standardFSB you may end up having a hard time getting one that lines up perfectly with your barrels taper pin holes. Since most FSB's are drilled (and thus "matched" to each barrel), save the one that goes with that barrel and buy another one to cut down.

Ok, that's my 2 cents.

Good luck with your build.

Gene
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:35:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:

Originally Posted By JL7:
you could always cut the fsb down to make your own low pro gas block



You can do that too. I cut mine down with no problem but, I would like to give you a small piece of advice: go on the EE and buy another fsb to cut down. I've seen them for as low as $10.00.

Why should you do that? In the future if you ever want to change the set-up on your rifle and decide to go back to a standardFSB you may end up having a hard time getting one that lines up perfectly with your barrels taper pin holes. Since most FSB's are drilled (and thus "matched" to each barrel), save the one that goes with that barrel and buy another one to cut down.

Ok, that's my 2 cents.

Good luck with your build.

Gene



Nice idea.
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