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Handguard issue with m-lok screws

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by PantyRaid, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. PantyRaid

    PantyRaid Marksman

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    I recently purchased a small picatinny rail that attaches via m-lok. I want the add a bottom rail for a bipod to my current handguard (a daniel defense v5). I got the handguard off, attached the rail, attached the bipod, then went to put the handguard back on but the screws from the m-lok obstruct the barrel when trying to put it back on.

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    1. Is there a different/better way to get a bottom rail onto it?
    2. If I shorten the m-lok screws I doubt I'd be able to get the rail back on as it was a pretty difficult job in the first place (rookie here), would you guys suggest trying to trim them after it's already on? Only the forward most screw is a problem.
     
  2. CGS1

    CGS1 I'm Retired, Do It Yourself.

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    Leave it on the rail and take a dremel and shorten that puppy.
     
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  3. blake711

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    Is it having the issue while in place? Or when trying to install rail is it hitting something? M-lok can be installed while rail is mounted. Any pics you can share?
     
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  4. Cowcatcher

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    I had to shorten the screws in pretty much same situation. It was installing a rail section on my daughters Ruger precision Rimfire. Just tightened screws down on adapter without it on handguard, sanded/ground a few threads off of the exposed screws and then checked things.
     
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  5. Shriner

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    #2 Is what I had to do ,to get the rear screw to fit
     

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