permanent flash hider removal/installation

mach136

Senior Member
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need a gunsmith that can remove a perm flash hider to remove an ar15 gas block and then install a hand guard cap on an ar15 and then reinstall the perm flash hider. the flash hider is pinned. anyone know who can do this? im around suwannee/gwinnett... some help would be amazing.
 

germag

Gone But Not Forgotten
#2
Check with Andy Gazaway in Alpharetta.
 

JWF III

Senior Member
#3
If it's just pinned, a small punch can do it.

If it's truly permanent (pinned and welded)... Use a punch to get the pin out (hopefully it's not welded over, as it's supposed to be). Then just a little heat from a torch will liquify the silver solder normally used.

Wyman

ETA- Or just take it to either "David's Gun Room" (P'tree Ind. Blvd- Norcross), or to "Bullseye" (just off the square in Lawrenceville).
 
#5
You can take very fine sand paper and sand the spot where the weld and pin is. Sand it until the outline of the pin can be seen. Then use a drill bit the same size of the pin. Drill slow and little at a time. Don't go any deeper that the thickness of the flash hider. The pins on the front sight can be driven out by a punch. The pins are wedge shaped, one end will be larger than the other.Put a large punch on the small end of the pin to get it moving then a small punch to drive it out. I'll send you a PM with my # if you have any questions.
 
#6
If its permantly mounted and brings the barrel length up to 16 inches, dont remove it. You will have a short barreled rifle. Best to send the upper out to a gunsmith to have it done. T&F Firearms in Thomasville can probably do it for you.
 
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