Originally Posted by aktommysks
I think you misunderstood me. The original tube has slots past handgaurd. the replacrment doesn't have any slots. I haven't even fired it yet. All i've been told is it has heavy receiver and heavy 20" barrel. I want to get it compliant then i'll shoot it. Also i have no clue how to post pics. I'm not very computor friendly, but my buddy alot younger then i. I'll get him to put some on when finished.I'm not sure it's evn rare, not very familiar with this model.
Sorry, in my first post, i was referring to the gas tube; i would try it as-is first, since the manufacturer probably has it setup to carry a certain amount of pressure so far down the tube. That would probably be altered a good bit by cutting slots in the tube, especially if the slots are near the gasblock end of the tube.
The other slots i mentioned were the usual cutouts in AK-type handguards to let heat out. I have read that your model's handguards did not always have cutouts to release the heat. Chinese NHM91 Review
Sorry for the confusion. That whole compliance thing is a PIA, in my opinion.
I load pics by saving them in a free photobucket account & copying the image tags into my posts. There is another way for this forum, but this way works on most every forum i use. That photobucket free account is also where i keep a backup picture of the serial number of each of my firearms, in case they get swiped and need to be reported missing.
Not my rifle, just copied the picture from a public photobucket account. I marked my album "private", so only i can see all my cat pictures and such.