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#1 RJG

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:31 PM

http://www.midwestin...ategory_ID=1211 see i have a lm4 and i want to put a real steal rail on it with this http://www.midwestin...category_ID=473
you see i don't want to have any tooling either ( I am NOT a gunsmith of ANY kind) also if it does require heavy customization how much would it cost for me to have it done by a shop? Oh and would a free float rail have less wobble then a drop in rail system because they are much cheaper and sound way easier to install EDIT: also this might be to much but what about Geissele rails they look so nice they are expensive but would anyone vouch for those?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

I believe this is the droid... erm, thread, you are looking for?

http://www.kwausa.co...?showtopic=8576

Take a gander. Real Spec rails, and Geisseles specifically, have been covered.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Any real steel rail that has a proprietary barrel nut will require the upper receiver to be re-threaded. Any airsoft replica rail will work with the LM4. Any real steel ar-15 grip will also work.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

Most standard "milspec" M16/AR15 parts will fit.  Nothing exotic here:

Top gun is my LM4 with a MOE stock and UTG 4/15 handguard.  The handguard secure enough for the reproduction Aimpoint CompM4.  M16A1 pistol grip on both (no finger thingie).

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She's set up to mimic the carbine on the bottom.

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Edited by Chuck S, 14 November 2013 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

So does a larue HAndguard need much modifacation? EDIT:Just read the description on there website ):
Oh and i dont really like replica rails i mean if i am shelling out more then 100 dollars i might as well go up another 100-200 for a real one plus geissele rails look really cool. EDIT2: So i was browsing the web and these 2 rails caught my eye https://www.rainiera...product_id=2563 and http://fortismfg.com...t&product_id=63
they both use standard AR 15 barrel nuts so does that mean they install seamlessly?

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:38 AM

Pretty sure I paid about $30 for the UTG handguard.  There's a lightly used one for that price on the linked site.  It does NOT free-float, nor do I see any reason for it to on an airsoft BB gun.  It mounts very securely.  Recommended.  Especially for the functionality and cost.

It's your money but $200 or even $100 to put a "rail" on a BB rifle just to look kool makes no sense to me especially since no functionality is gained.

Be careful with the LM4 barrel nut.  It's Locktited to the upper receiver and there are several guys reporting their receivers coming apart due to failure to melt the Locktite before wrenching the nut.

The UTG does not require removing anything more than the handguards and drop on with minimal fiddling.

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Edited by Chuck S, 15 November 2013 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

Well would anybody care to answer my question about the fev rail or the rainer arms rail tey both use the normal ar15 barrel nut. see i would really like this question answered before i build my light weight set up

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

 netpoc, on 14 November 2013 - 09:09 AM, said:

Any real steel rail that has a proprietary barrel nut will require the upper receiver to be re-threaded.

I believe Netpoc covered you on that one. Dytac makes some nice replicas that are much cheaper.

http://shop.ehobbyas...inch-black.html

I ordered and installed the 9 in. version of the one I linked above and I'd recommend it. A longer one is out of stock on Ehobby but if you shop around you might find one.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

I was at a gunshow yesterday and there were dozens of low cost "real steel" rail systems for sale.  A visit to one of the big shows in your neighborhood is recommended.  Saw my UTG for about $40 including rail covers, etc.

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