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Removal of front sight off a 14.5"barrel with welded FH

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by ottomatic, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. ottomatic


    Oct 15, 2002
    SW Tennessee
    Just bought an LMT upper with a 14.5 barrel with a permanently attached flash hider. Nothing wrong with it, but I prefer a folding front sight to give me a cleaner sight plane. What is the best way to cut the front sight off, so I don't have to mess with the FH?
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    If you have a Dremmel, a steady hand, and some patience, you can just shave the FSB down to fit under a rail. Just don't do like the retard I got my current cluster**** from and do a terrible job, then who knows how much trouble it'll cause you!

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Are you looking to make this FSB a low profile and install a rail to cover?
    The link below has a TON of info. From removing the FSB, to shaving the
    FSB to removing a perm attached flash hider. Go about 1/2 to 1/3 down.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  4. ottomatic


    Oct 15, 2002
    SW Tennessee
    I was planning to completely remove the front sight and replace it with a two piece gasblock w/rail.

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    Urrfff, send it off to a pro like ADCO. Do NOT USE!!!
  6. bjesse60


    Aug 7, 2008
    +1 Let Adco take care of it, they do great work & fast ! :cool:
  7. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    +10 They will do a better job than a "home smith" and they can take off and replace the flash hider.
  8. Achped


    Feb 12, 2010
    I can never seen to get a straight answer. How much does adco charge? I want to send them my Stag 3h upper to cut and thread to 14.5" (Not install the FH, I will do it myself) but I keep getting different answers because if I don't take it out of the upper receiver they will have to take the barrel out and charge and whatever
  9. When faced with these situations I just try and buy it exactly the way I want from the start. Pinned/welded flash hiders and removing the gas block seems to equal and expensive option. If it were me and I wasn't willing to sell off the upper I'd just take my time with a dremel and cut very cautiously. It's not rocket science in removing it, just lots of patience.