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kelvinchufei
January 5, 2011, 08:10 PM
The barrel on my AR15 is a DPMS 16'' 223 Bull Barrel and the previous owner installed a (not so commonly seen) customized flash-hider on that big barrel. It seems to be secured in position by a ring (as seen in the yeelow circle). But I'm not sure. And I don't want to bend the barrel when trying to take the flash-hider off.

Any suggestion?

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/kelvinchufei/guns/ar15-flashhider.jpg

Joat
January 6, 2011, 11:53 AM
Better picture of the flash hider, please. All I see is a black blob looking thing that resembles a flash hider.

Joat

kelvinchufei
January 10, 2011, 06:52 PM
Sorry for the original bad quality image.

Just got my camera back.

Here is a close look.

There seems to be an adapter in between the bull barrel and flashhider. Does anyone have any idea?

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/kelvinchufei/guns/flashhider.jpg

webbee
January 13, 2011, 04:48 PM
It looks to me like the adapter should just screw off. Try putting a wrench on the flats of the adaptor and try turning. Someone may have also used lock-tight on the threads and you may have to break that with a heat gun. The adaptor looks like an electrical pipe compression fitting, modified to attach the flash hider. I've never seen an adaptor like yours so...

Joat
January 13, 2011, 05:42 PM
if all you're trying to do is get it off, and not worried about damaging the flash hider, Put a wrench on the end of the hider and grab the "ring" with a pair of vice grips. Turn the ring counter clockwise (looking at it from the gun side) it may have lock tight on it so heat it with a heat gun or LIGHTLY with a torch. (You just want to get it hot enough that you can't touch it for more than a 2 count.)
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qdoaht.jpg
Joat