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AR gas block

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by NINEROUND, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. cktad

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    Is this similar to what you are wanting to end up with?

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    If so, then this Anderson gas block will get the rail to the same height as the rail on your upper receiver for $20.

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/anderson-manufacturing-high-rise-gas-block-w-picatinny.html

    Here is a tutorial on changing out the end cap that may help.

    https://www.windhamweaponry.com/hand-guard-cap/

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    Old phart for the win!!
     
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    Exactly what I was like looking for. Thanks for the help.
     
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    There are two different heights of railed gas blocks. Make sure you get the appropriate height front and rear sights to match your rail height(s)
     
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    Also, just in case you don't know...you don't want to put plastic sights on a gas block. :)
     
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    If you are going to all the trouble to mess with the gas block just pull it all off and put on a free float rail. And don't put a plastic front sight on that gas block.

    I assume you have a pinned gas block. You will be best served with a front sight base block as you have to beat the ever loving piss out of the pins to get them out. I have done a bunch of free float rails and always just cut the block off, saves me from cussing so much and breaking punches
     
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    Me too. Hacksaw, file and a black ink sharpie for the win!
     
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    I just go at it with an angle grinder. Hit it hard till it thins out then go easy, comes right off!
     

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