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Old October 5, 2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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Bayonet Lug Removal

What is the best way to get rid of a bayonet lug off an AR-15 barrel without mangling/destroying the barrel itself? I live in NY, and plan on building an AR soon, and all the barrels I can find still come with bayonet lugs on the gas block. I'd like to not have to shill out any more money for a separate gas block JUST for the sake of not having the danged lug on there, so how far do I have to go to make it 'legally' removed? Is making it inoperable enough, or does it have to be sheared clean off?
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Old October 5, 2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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A bi-metal hacksaw blade does just fine.
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Old October 6, 2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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Concur. Metal bandsaw too. Hit it with a file and touch it up with paint afterwards.
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Old October 6, 2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Or you could simply buy the barrel you really want with a gas block that doesn't include the bayonet lug:

http://model1sales.com/index.cfm?fus...ategory_id=347
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Old October 6, 2011, 07:16 AM   #5
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Dremel + fine file + cold blue
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Old October 6, 2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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Or you could simply buy the barrel you really want with a gas block that doesn't include the bayonet lug
My plan B is to get a stripped barrel from Stag Arms and get a railed gas block and just use flip-up sights. Part of me wants to have the fixed front sight, though.
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Old October 7, 2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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There are still options other than cutting.
http://model1sales.com/index.cfm?fus...ategory_id=361
The bottom barrel in the picture does not have a bayonet lug.
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