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How do I take off the hand guards on my Bushmaster.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Two Guns, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    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.
     
  2. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    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 to make things easier.
     


  3. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    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.
     
  4. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Oh yeah the $12 you spend on the removal (and putting them back on) tool is well worth it IMO :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  5. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    Agreed. I just ordered one.
     
  6. country85

    country85

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    I should order one of those tools, I change hand guards like I change socks. :supergrin:
     
  7. Foxtrotx1

    Foxtrotx1

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    It involves sacrificing virgins. That's a far as I got. Then I just got the tool.
     
  8. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    The tool, or 4 hands. Plastic handguards are a pain in the **** to get off.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012