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Removing M4 Handguard

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Rivet Joint, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Rivet Joint

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    I have a Bushmaster with a handguard like this one. Are there any tips or tricks out there to remove the handguard? I know there is a tool for it but I would rather not buy it if I am going to use it once. I'm looking to replace the old handguard with a quadrail. Thanks!

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    I'm looking at getting this one...more or less...

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  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Ralph Pootawn

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    See that tapered ring directly behind the handguard? I think it's called the delta ring? You can pull it back and expose the "lips" that hold the handguard in place. pull it back and the handguard will fall into 2 pieces.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    The one you want id a free-float handguard and will require the removal or the front sights to get the hardware on.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    TacoIII

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    if its a newer gun it will prolly be tough and it will prolly take a few tries
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    I dont know about yours but the ones we used in the military you just pulled down on the cone shaped thing near your lower reciever and carrying handle. You should be able to just pop one side off at a time. It might take a lil elbow grease.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Sweet...I got it. That was easier than I thought.

    Ralph Pootawn...Thanks for the heads up!
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Matic

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    yea. It takes some strength. I use a delta ring tool for mine.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2011 at 3:34 AM
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    No prollum, just post pics once you get the new one!
     
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