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Two Guns
03-05-2012, 17:47
Hi, I am not sure if there is a trick or some thing but I can't get my factory hand guards of my Bushmaster Carbine. There are no bolts,screws or anything holding them in. I take and pull the ring down to get them out but they will not budge. Can any one out there give my some advice on taking these off? I know it has been a while since I was in the service but some thing is just not working right here. Thanks in advance.

JaPes
03-05-2012, 17:59
I don't have a Bushmaster, but have two AR's with handguards retained by a delta ring. I push down on 1/2 of the delta ring at a time. I pull off the lower hand guard, then do the top hand guard.

If there is a 2nd person around, I'll have them hold down the delta ring while I install/remove hand guards.

I've been thinking of getting a hand guard tool (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24202/Product/AR-15-M16-AR-STYLE-308-HANDGUARD-REMOVAL-TOOL) to make things easier.

Two Guns
03-05-2012, 18:44
Thanks for the reply.I got them off. The reason I was having the problem was I was trying to take off the left and then the right instead of top and bottom. I guess some things do change through the years.

Ruggles
03-05-2012, 19:08
Oh yeah the $12 you spend on the removal (and putting them back on) tool is well worth it IMO :)

JaPes
03-05-2012, 20:47
Oh yeah the $12 you spend on the removal (and putting them back on) tool is well worth it IMO :)

Agreed. I just ordered one.

country85
03-06-2012, 13:14
I should order one of those tools, I change hand guards like I change socks. :supergrin:

Foxtrotx1
03-06-2012, 13:26
It involves sacrificing virgins. That's a far as I got. Then I just got the tool.

WoodenPlank
03-06-2012, 14:19
The tool, or 4 hands. Plastic handguards are a pain in the **** to get off.