Well I figure since this is a "Garand tech" question I can ask it here. Well? I really dont want to break it, but it doesnt seem to have a way to come off. I see some threads but when I tried to unscrew it, nothing happened.
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Yes, AGM flash hiders have no set screw to lock in the castle nut.
I don't know how much you know here, so I dont want to mention the obvious, but the obvious is sometimes what it is.
The castle nut, the small nut in the very middle of the flash hider, operates independently of the hider itself. Focus your efforts on that (in a negative thread direction), and the nut will start to pull the flash hider off its rails, and subsequently off the barrel. On the TM, there is a set screw that locks this castle nut in place, and another set screw that locks the gas block in place. Both are EXTREMELY tiny, and just look like holes.
It's amazing but each of the M14 variants seems to appraoch the flash hider a little different. The TM as mentioned earlier has a tiny hex nut that has to be removed prior to being able to move the castel nut. Other versions have a hex nut or phillips head screw but placed in various locations. (The TM is exactly like the real steel version which is typical of Japanese replicas attention to detail) Many of the chines clones do not have a set screw or hex screw at all but occssionally the castle nut is very very tight. In some cases they are conventionally threaded while with other makes they are reverse threaded. (Most are reverse threaded) When you don't know it gets frustrating as you aren't sure if you're tightening or loosening it. I have actually had to cut the flash hider away in some cases and after every imagine effort found it the most expeditious way to get it off. (Ain't dremels great?)
It is just one of several areas where each M14 variant available is unique and obviously not an exact clone of another manufacturer. Incidently the castle nut itself is designed so you can use a metal punch to help drive the nut off if needed. (Assuming you know which direction to attack it.)
Good luck. I wish I had a market for flash hiders and castle nuts as I now have well over a hundred of them! Butt flaps as well!
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5