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Posted: 3/22/2006 9:07:00 AM EDT
Is this a press fit? Mine is REALLY on there and I need to remove my walnut hand guard to mount a scope.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:40:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slt223:
Is this a press fit? Mine is REALLY on there and I need to remove my walnut hand guard to mount a scope.



No, its not a press fit. After the plug and lock are removed if you have a rubber or plastic mallet you can tap it off by hitting the bayonet lug.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:14:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 11:57:11 AM EDT by slt223]
Used a small piece of wood and a hammer. Came right off. Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:12:00 PM EDT
You dont have to move the gas cylinder to remove the hand guard, just remove the handguard clip from the barrel. Use an awl or something similar to pry the clip off of the barrel. HTH PATRIOT ARMORY 07 FFL
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriotarmory223:
You dont have to move the gas cylinder to remove the hand guard, just remove the handguard clip from the barrel. Use an awl or something similar to pry the clip off of the barrel. HTH PATRIOT ARMORY 07 FFL



It is a walnut handgaurd. I was afraid of breaking it.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:04:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slt223:

Originally Posted By patriotarmory223:
You dont have to move the gas cylinder to remove the hand guard, just remove the handguard clip from the barrel. Use an awl or something similar to pry the clip off of the barrel. HTH PATRIOT ARMORY 07 FFL



It is a walnut handgaurd. I was afraid of breaking it.



Well if you have the gas cylinder off the handguards come off easily and you will not damage you handguards.

first remove the trigger group and lift the receiver out of the stock.

1. slide the front handguard off.
2. remove the lower band(piece off metal between the HG's) by first turning the rifle upside down. You will see a small pin holding the lower band in place, just use a punch to push it out. Band will then slide off easily.
3. Now just slide the rear handguard forward till the clip comes off the barrel.

Now you can do what you need to, just reverse the order above to put the handguards back on.

This is also a good time to check for rust and crud.

Any problems go to surplusrifle.com for complete instructions.
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