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AR carry handle alterations?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ZOG, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. ZOG

    ZOG Member

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    I have an A2 style upper with integrated carry handle. I would like to chop off the handle and put some type of flat top rail on it. Has any one done this? What will Fit?

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  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, people have done it, but it normally comes out looking like a poorly performed abortion. I highly suggest you buy a flat top upper receiver and switch your parts over to it.
     
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  4. KMKeller

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    I second the recommendation of purchasing an A3 receiver.
     
  5. Redlg155

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    There are folks out there that can do the modifications. Usually they leave the A2 sight in place and put a weaver type rail forward. I believe that was more commonly done when A3 type recievers were not the norm. With the cost of a new upper reciever being approximately $100, there really isn't a reason to try to convert your existing upper. The cost of the modifications would easily equal the cost of a new upper reciever, at the same time leaving your old upper valued even less then original.

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  6. bad_dad_brad

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    Man, get an A3 upper. Don't bugger up your A2.
     
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