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A2 flash hider on a 30 cal carbine

44mutley44mutley Member Posts: 108 ✭✭
edited August 2014 in Ask the Experts
picked up a little universal carbine in a trade, the barrel is threaded and it has a A2 flash hider on it, out of curiousity took it off to look, barrel is threaded 1/2 -28, the 30 cal bullet easily goes through hole in flash hider, just wondering if this is safe, thanks

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    nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,881 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What part do you think may not be safe?

    That it's a Universal? Maybe yes, maybe no. If it has only a single guide rod/spring on the right side, it's probably safe. Otherwise, not safe.

    Neal
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    dfletcherdfletcher Member Posts: 8,164 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 44mutley
    picked up a little universal carbine in a trade, the barrel is threaded and it has a A2 flash hider on it, out of curiousity took it off to look, barrel is threaded 1/2 -28, the 30 cal bullet easily goes through hole in flash hider, just wondering if this is safe, thanks


    Should be fine - FH exit hole doesn't exactly hug the bullet diameter. If you'd like to play it safe Brownells sells a sleeveless thread adapter that will turn 1/2X28 to 5/8X24 and you can then buy an AR 10 A2 type FH. As an aside, an old style "3 prong" FH as found on older ARs might be a neat little attachment (so long as the exit hole size is OK) for the carbine.
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    44mutley44mutley Member Posts: 108 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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