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Posted: 1/2/2006 3:01:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 3:09:20 PM EDT by GhostRecon1]
I PUT A 3 PRONG FLASH HIDER ON MY AR PISTOL. A FRIEND TOLD ME IT DID NOT NEED A WASHER JUST PUT A SMALL AMOUNT OF LOKTITE AND JUST SNUG IT UP ON BARREL. IS THERE ANY CERTAIN TIMING FOR THESE FLASH HIDERS OR DOES IT NOT MATTER.
IS THIS THE PROPER WHAY TO INSTALL THIS FLASH HIDER?
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:58:07 PM EDT
I have a very old SP1 that has a split washer on it first.

That's the way Colt did it.

I've also bought a few old military barrels with the three prongs. All had washers.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:28:53 PM EDT
MY SP1 HAS A SPLIT WASHER AND MOST OF ALL THE ONES I'VE SEEN IN THE PAST HAVE ONE TOO.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:08:36 AM EDT
+1 split washer is all you need. no timing needed
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:27:40 AM EDT
Get a washer. Timing not necessary:

Link Posted: 1/3/2006 12:12:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uxb:
Get a washer. Timing not necessary:

www.fototime.com/695E3BAF7DE2CFF/standard.jpg



As long as one of the slots is not top dead center, yes. With the open slot topd dead center, you tend to blind yourself at night or white out/heat vapor the target picture during bursts since the upward slotted flash is directly in your sight plain.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 2:05:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 4:09:15 AM EDT by GhostRecon1]
ALL YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP



Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:18:37 PM EDT
Common DIY install tool for this is an old butcher knife. Just slip it between the tines of the 3-prong and tighten. Yes on the split washer. No special orientation (or "timing").
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:41:47 PM EDT
you could use loc-tite if you wanted to but the split washer works
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:35:26 PM EDT
Heat melts Locktite. This is not a place to use Locktite.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:43:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 2:44:03 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Heat melts Locktite. This is not a place to use Locktite.



bigbore@adco has stated that red loctite is what is used for the ops inc brakes and it works


also chevrolet uses it on there brake caliper bracket bolt and brakes get just as hot if not hotter than a barrel would and the loctite doesnt just melt. a 1/2 breaker bar with 260lbs of weight(me) behind it is a task to remove.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:39:48 PM EDT
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHO CARRIES THE SPLIT WASHERS??
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:46:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRecon1:
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHO CARRIES THE SPLIT WASHERS??



tag because I need a parkerized split washer too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:33:07 AM EDT
i got mine from brownells
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:23:59 PM EDT
appreciate all the help

thanks
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:24:26 AM EDT
Will a crush washer work also?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:27:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 6:28:01 AM EDT by gus]

Originally Posted By DNADuster:
Will a crush washer work also?



You can use split, crush, or peel washers. The split washer is what they origianlly came with.
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