Installed Free Float Handguard

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Gatoragn, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Installed free float tube and low profile gas block on my 5.56 carbine yesterday. What would be a simple, effective method to "finish" the rings on the barrel left by removal of the A2 sight block?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    What is the finish on the rest of your barrel? We'll need to know that so that you can match the rest of the finish.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Just a standard DPMS 16 inch carbine barrel

    •4140 chrome-moly steel AP4 style contour
    •Manganese Phosphated
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You can try a home parking kit on it if you're up to it. Otherwise just use cold blue on it or mask the rest off & use a spray baked on finish on it.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I had the cold blue in mind, since most of it will be covered by the gas block.

    Thanks for the reply.