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Posted: 12/11/2003 8:19:19 PM EDT
Im a newbie and wanted to change the handguard to a full floating guard, is there a link that anyone could give me for the full job from start to finish?
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 3:40:38 AM EDT
i don't have a link, yet. I just finished taking off a FF tube last night and took pictures intending to put a guide together. Its no big deal. For mine, which used a nut and a one piece tube going on a preban barrel i did the following. took off the old HG took off the Flash supressor removed the gas tube pin from front sight removed the taper pins from front sight slid front sight off of barrel remove gas tube using a GI combo wrench removed the barrel nut replaced the barrel nut with the HG nut provided and torque'd per TM screwed FF HG onto barrel nut using supplied collar to index it properly (used a strap wrench and took some trial and error) replaced gas tube and slide front sight backonto barrel and gas tube pinned gas tube pinned front sight using new taper pins reinstalled FS
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 10:17:53 AM EDT
Curt's summary is correct. Keep in mind that the procedure is slightly different with each manufacturers design. There are 1, 2, & 3 piece designs that have slightly different detailed procedures. Check with your selected supplier for specific instructions before you buy.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 10:25:49 AM EDT
FWIW, a "C" model ARMS S.I.R. is much easier and quicker......., just incase you were un-aware. The barrel will still be free-floated, too. Mike
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 2:51:27 PM EDT
so is a KAC RAS II (probably all of the RAS models). WIth the RAS 2 you basically just remove the old HG and replace them with the RAS II wilst tightening up a couple of allen bolts.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 6:53:48 PM EDT
thanks for the replys, Its a two piece v- match from oly.arms.Is there anything i need to do besides removing the parts and re-install them? anything to watch out for? Thanks to all that replyed.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 9:59:45 PM EDT
I am going to finish installation a FF handguard next week hopefully when my tools arrive. This is the link to the thread discussion I started on it: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=175681[/url] Not installing the same brand of handguard as you, but it may be of some help, hopefully. I will update it when I get the job done with any issues I run into.
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