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Posted: 2/19/2006 8:02:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:11:09 PM EDT
sweet
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:43:12 PM EDT
that's purty lookin'!
Nice work.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:46:55 PM EDT
dont look very butchered to me. i like it better than paying an extra $60 for a gasblock
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 9:26:06 PM EDT
VERY NICE!!!!


I'm going to try a Troy forend myself...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:34:40 AM EDT
This is EXACTLY what I am planning to do to my secondary carbine!

Is that a Mid-Length Troy? I was thinking about rifle-length.

Also, what did you use to touch up the FSB after to trimmed it?

Great looking rifle!

Thanks for any info,

James
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:45:09 AM EDT
Looks good!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:59:46 AM EDT
Looks great!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:04:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By edmojam:
This is EXACTLY what I am planning to do to my secondary carbine!

Is that a Mid-Length Troy? I was thinking about rifle-length.

Also, what did you use to touch up the FSB after to trimmed it?

Great looking rifle!

Thanks for any info,

James



Yes, it is the mid length Troy (9") and I just used the cheesy Birchwood Casey cold blue to touch up the sight block. A buddy of mine parkerizes stuff so the next time he does a batch I'll pull it and re-parkerize it and the barrel.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:42:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By machinehead:
dont look very butchered to me.



+1, it looks very well done.

Nice!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:09:24 PM EDT
real nice, is that their 9" or the 10" FF. I definitely like the iron sights.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:50:35 PM EDT
I have a 7 incher on mine and I love it; Troy makes an exccellent line of free float handguards; though the lower rail was a pain in the @ss to get it (I used my regular FSB, for now), but the end product was still awesome.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:16:52 PM EDT
I'm not a fan of a lot of sharp edges (call me old-fashioned) but yours is very nice.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:37:20 PM EDT
I like it!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 3:09:36 AM EDT
great looking rifle I really like that look
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:07:12 AM EDT
A couple more quick questions if you don't mind.

Did you just use a Dremel to slice the front handguard cap off or something else?

It looks like there would have been enough clearance to leave the bayo lug on. Would this have been possible? Don't want to hack/grind more than I have to.

Thanks again,
James

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:10:36 AM EDT
Good looking arm you have there. I definitely like that handgaurd and flip-up sights. Keep up the good work and good shooting!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:32:41 AM EDT
Aesthetically, it looks like S & W's new MP-15. I'd take your over the Smith for sure. Nice weapon.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:46:07 AM EDT

Sweet !

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:50:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edmojam:
A couple more quick questions if you don't mind.

Did you just use a Dremel to slice the front handguard cap off or something else?

It looks like there would have been enough clearance to leave the bayo lug on. Would this have been possible? Don't want to hack/grind more than I have to.

Thanks again,
James




I'm not sure about the Bayonet lug, but I think it would work. I did use my dremel tool extensively, as well as a pair of bolt cutters to remove the spring and snapring. The ticket for reshaping your gas block is to use a belt sander with about 80grit or so to start. As you sand away more and more metal the belt gets finer and finer so that by the end it puts a really nice, smooth finish on. Wear eye protection!

This is my other hobby, or at least what I spend alot of money on...

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2006/bikes/06SJFSRComp_Blu_l.jpg
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:03:52 PM EDT
I need one of those.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:27:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jls7:
I need one of those.



Currently I have 4 bikes, not counting my Wife's bikes (3) which I bought anyway. I just picked up the Specialized and it's a dream to ride. I currently have 1 nice steel roadbike for general riding/commuting. I have 1 Aluminum Cyclecross bike for crappy weather riding/commuting. I have a custom Titanium hardtial, and now the new Specialized. I sold my Downhill bike a couple of years ago (Santa Cruz Bullit) and will eventually get another one.
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