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#1 pikapp168

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

Anyone else had this issue on a non jeweled 1919?

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#2 MichiGun Hunter

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

I havent found any 1913 picatinny accessories that dont fit mine. Never tried the Magpul sights, I have tried various things around the house...red dots, scope rings, BUIS, standard non flip sights, a flashlight mount, etc...... No problems thus far

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

I got them to fit! A little filing and a touch of elbow grease and they went on.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

Yeah, I had a set on mine right away, but gave them away, when I realized the OEM sights suited me just fine, in fact, better than any of the other options I tried...

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

Has anyone found another option for the forend question? really wasnt looking forward to spending $250 for the rail system.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

"Has anyone found another option for the forend question?"

We might not be talking about the same thing...but with the Magpul MBUS sights, I added a five inch piece of rail to the top of the forearm. This gun is well suited to that, because it isn't necessary to drill holes in the forearm, since it is already well equipped with them.

With the MBUS sights on, I left the OEM front sight as was, and just looked through/past it. The rear rail sits just a tad higher (or is it lower?) than the rail I installed on the front...but I had enough adjustment in the sights as to make sighting in a fairly easy job.

But as I noted above, I didn't care for that system. I removed the rail, leaving only a 3 inch piece of rail on the front and left side of the forearm, to which I add, when needed, a TLR1 flashlight. When holding the gun, my left hand thumb is within a very easy reach of the light switch. I painted the back of the front sight blade white, and with the light on, it glows like a beacon in the dark, saying, "Put me on the target, and you'll hit the bloomin' thing dead on".

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

Has anyone found another option for the forend question? really wasnt looking forward to spending $250 for the rail system.


I'm gonna post pics of my set up. You're gonna shit yourself... :)
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:59 AM


Has anyone found another option for the forend question? really wasnt looking forward to spending $250 for the rail system.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

I painted the front hand guard flat dark earth or "coyote" using Brownells Aluma-Hyde. Mounted rails on the top and bottom, added magpul flat dark earth front and rear sights, did the Tromix adjustable stock conversion and used a magpul flat dark earth MOE stock, and added a desert tan Hogue grip. It looks like a completely new gun. It's crazy.

I also added the Magpul front grip in flat dark earth.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

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#11 pikapp168

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

I'll get some up today if I get a chance. It's my first real project gun so it means a lot to me. A while back I took an H&K SL8-6 and converted it into a G36, it wasn't much of a project. Most swapping out parts.
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#12 MichiGun Hunter

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

Ill be watching for the pics also. If it looks alright i'd spend a few bucks on those rails to hold me over till the quadrail is released.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

Pictures or it isn't so... Posted Image

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Done- the new thread is up...enjoy!
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