Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Svg99, Nov 25, 2007.
With the verticle split, they'll pinch the heck out of ya if you let them.
(That's why the newer handguards join on a horizontal split.
Funny you should say that. I've pinched myself several times on my carbine's handguard split, and rarely have any contact with the direct underside of the handguard - though, I've never shot the retro triangular ones, so that might be even worse.
I suspect I'd find affinity with the triangular handguard, too: the guns I've got with a narrower handguard/forward hand rest area are much more ergonomic, I think.
This is an old pic of a set I used on my Dissapator...
another (bad) pic, same gun differnt paint job...
I've been shooting AR's and M16's since they were issued with the original furniture. Never had the handguards pinch me, nor did they get any hotter than the round versions. The round versions have never bit me either. Every triangular set I've ever seen had heat shields in them. If you use them on a Dissipator, you will need to modify the heat shields for the second gas block.
One thing that I didnt see mentioned is you have to make sure you have the triangular handguard cap. A2 HGs fit both caps, so dont assume you have a round one if you have A2 HGs.
Novel idea: Triangular handguards that are joined horizontally.
But like I said, neither has ever bit me....yet.
I mostly prefer cylindrical guards now. (Free-floating.)
last year, CDNN ( and cheaperthandirt) had some "new,found in warehouse, colt AR uppers with tri-guard and forward assist" for $369. i bought one,then got a rock river fully assembled lower and BCG for, IIRC, the same price. soon after i traded it away, and just the other day bought it back with almost a case and a half of ammo,( mostly XM193) many mags,a bayonet, a scope and tactical rail, slings, cleaning kits and i can't remeber what else......all for $800 !! win some. lose some !!!
sorry, didn't mean to sidetrack. if you're interested in these,though, check out AR-15.com, they have a retro section devoted to the old-style rifles.
Does anyone have the early AR stocks with the rubber solid butt plate? I liked them better than the later hard plastic butt trap models.
In 1982 I took a set of triangluar guards from our junk box in the unit arms room (each had a crack or missing "tooth") and a rubber butt (only one in the arms room as everything else had the trap door butts) and painted them camo with Model Airplane paints. I also did a 30 and a 20 round magazine. Not having a rifle assigned to myself (What's an artillery officer going to do with a rifle? Not how I felt but the Army did.) I put the things on my drivers rifle. It was amazing how much flak he caught over it when I was not around.
In the mid 1970s we sewed up cloth covers for the M-16a1s' stocks in my Infantry unit when I was an enlisted 11 Bang-bang using some old camie cloth scraps and a set or two using white sheets ( we were in Germany and oddly much of the landscape there is white between late October and March. We also got the trousers from Cook's Whites for use on patrols as well oddly trousers being white are more important than white jackets or ponchos, try it) The three of us that did this got poked fun at and eventually told to stop using the covers.
Northridge has both the old trapdoor versions and the earlier solid butt plates. I've got sets of both, and both were very serviceable.
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I have five of them that I bought years ago. If anyone wants one, drop me a PM and we'll work something out.
Maybe we should make this a THR fundraiser - donate $10 to THR and I'll ship you one M16 early style (solid buttplate, A1 length) buttstock complete with rear sling mount.
Not that I know of.
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