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Thread: WK-180c alternative handguards

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    CGN Regular Bonjour43ma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Silencer View Post
    Has anyone successfully change out the barrel nut?
    Yes but it required extreme force as they must've overtorqued it from the factory. It was a total ##### to remove. Same thing as threading on the replacement barrel nut. You will feel some resistance and think that the threads are wrong, but it's just the anodizing on the WK just a bit too thick. I was able to thread on a standard AR nut and torqued to spec (about 35 ft/lb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjour43ma View Post
    Yes but it required extreme force as they must've overtorqued it from the factory. It was a total ##### to remove. Same thing as threading on the replacement barrel nut. You will feel some resistance and think that the threads are wrong, but it's just the anodizing on the WK just a bit too thick. I was able to thread on a standard AR nut and torqued to spec (about 35 ft/lb)
    Thank you! You are the first person on this forum to actually answer my question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Silencer View Post
    Thank you! You are the first person on this forum to actually answer my question!
    This is a Troy rail that uses a standard AR barrel nut.

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    I got it off but I had to bring out the dremel to get the last bolt off and I was as careful as can be getting them off and still stripped one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bado20 View Post
    I got it off but I had to bring out the dremel to get the last bolt off and I was as careful as can be getting them off and still stripped one of them
    Yeah they overtorqued the handguard screws too! Way too tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjour43ma View Post
    This is a Troy rail that uses a standard AR barrel nut.
    What model is that one and did ya have to do any modifications to make it fit. Your rifle looks great

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    It's a Troy Alpha Battlerail. Yes modifications are needed but i just used a dremel and a lot of patience lol. I had to:

    - trimmed off the one anti rotation pin on the left side of the rail, 1 minute
    - trimmed off 2 tabs on the standard AR barrel nut so that the gas piston spring clears the nut, 5 mins
    - opened up the top about 8 rail slots. 3 hours
    - put on 2 coats of engine enamel on any bare metal surface
    - put rail cover on opened top section to prevent fingers touching the gas block

    The gas/piston block is now free float and doesn't touch anything. Also made a little aluminum heat/gas shield on the rail cover
    Last edited by Bonjour43ma; 01-27-2019 at 05:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjour43ma View Post
    It's a Troy Alpha Battlerail. Yes modifications are needed but i just used a dremel and a lot of patience lol. I had to:

    - trimmed off the one anti rotation pin on the left side of the rail, 1 minute
    - trimmed off 2 tabs on the standard AR barrel nut so that the gas piston spring clears the nut, 5 mins
    - opened up the top about 8 rail slots. 3 hours
    - put on 2 coats of engine enamel on any bare metal surface
    - put rail cover on opened top section to prevent fingers touching the gas block

    The gas/piston block is now free float and doesn't touch anything.
    That's dedication!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonjour43ma View Post
    This is a Troy rail that uses a standard AR barrel nut.
    Where did you get that deflector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Silencer View Post
    Where did you get that deflector?
    From a CGN member named "drift117". He designed and 3d printed them from the states. Pretty strong material and shows no marks after about 300 rounds.

    I made further "enhancement" to it by locking it down with a screw and very thin bolt inside of the receiver - there's a bit of room in there. No interference to the bolt carrier and is not a modification to the rifle.
    Last edited by Bonjour43ma; 01-23-2019 at 08:40 PM.

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