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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #16
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Greetings,

Thanks CAVman! On order soon.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #17
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The reason they weren't liked was they caught on every twig or vine you came close to.

I do know that they do cut down on muzzle flash a LOT compared to the birdcage.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #18
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Heres one on my early 604 Air Force build


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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #19
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thank you

thxs to all ,who answered my post ,

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:33 PM   #20
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well it on an ar now

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thxs to all ,who answered my post ,
it' on a 16'' barreled ar for now !

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:58 PM   #21
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Veitnam Sp1 Clone

Finish product with 3 prong flash hider installed.

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Old May 4th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #22
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Old thread resurrected, but DPMS makes a new repro 3-prong flash suppressor. IIRC, their's isn't hardened so be careful opening C-Rat cases or PBR cans with it!

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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #23
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I assume you need a crush washer to keep it from working it's way off. I am not an AR expert, but these Vietnam Era FHs look way cool.....

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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #24
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Might be able to pick a USGI one up at a gun show for a reasonable price.. I see them all the time at the "big" one out here, but I'm not building an early '16 replica.. Well, yet anyhow.

I'm not an AR expert either, but I'd just re-use the crush washer that is already with the birdcage FH.. If you're building one from the ground up, then you need to supply a crush washer..

I'm with you hammonje, I like the "retro" styling on the AR's.. Except the shortys.. The XM177 type didn't really do it for me. I'm an M4 guy when it comes to the lil' ones..

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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #25
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As I remember all my vintage uppers had split washers

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Old May 4th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #26
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3 prong FH YUP!

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Something like this?
YES thats the one!

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Old May 4th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #27
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The three-prong flash suppressor on the left is the correct piece for the early Colt 601 M16. This is the style that was said to have the prongs bend. Theres some argument whether they would do this from just firing the rifle or if it was a result of using the flash hider to break wire or banding.

The second one is like the others posted earlier. I believe the big issue with this one was the tendency to snag on brush in the jungle and also to allow water to collect and run down into the barrel.

The third is a Vortex for comparison.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #28
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very nice retro !

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Finish product with 3 prong flash hider installed.

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very nice retro ......i found a new ''striker vectex flashhider'' for 75 bucks today , well update has been done ...i also found VHT caliber paint -flatish paint works very well and looks good too please look at that stuff ...

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