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CardBoardBoxProcessor
May 22nd, 2010, 03:02 PM
Hey guys. I was shooting my NHM-91 (RPK look alike) and I was shooting and I did not notice but my flash Hidder went shooting off. The FSB has no pin to keep it on there. so what do I use? I don't want it coming off again. it messed up the first thread on the barrel. What do I do?

Bigdtc
May 22nd, 2010, 03:09 PM
Should'nt affect function but if the threads are f'ed up youll need to get it to a smith. For a few dollars more they could pin it for you.. That could've ended much uglier too...

slayr15
May 22nd, 2010, 03:30 PM
Chase the threads tac weld blind pin.

armed ferret
May 22nd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Chase the threads tac weld blind pin.

...or, get the detent pin and spring for 7 bucks at brownell's and do it the right way. ;)

Numidian
May 22nd, 2010, 08:32 PM
...or, get the detent pin and spring for 7 bucks at brownell's and do it the right way. ;)

This

armed ferret
May 22nd, 2010, 08:48 PM
I'm not sure where you're located, Cardboard, but if you're nearby to the Odenton/Severn/Ft Meade area (an hour one way) I'd be happy to meet up with you and help you install the parts properly once you get them.

CardBoardBoxProcessor
May 22nd, 2010, 09:25 PM
I'm not sure where you're located, Cardboard, but if you're nearby to the Odenton/Severn/Ft Meade area (an hour one way) I'd be happy to meet up with you and help you install the parts properly once you get them.

whatcha mean?

armed ferret
May 23rd, 2010, 05:18 AM
I would have figured it was fairly self-evident....you need to buy a pin and spring that go inside the front sight base, and the front retaining pin on the fsb needs to be removed to install them. i just figured i'd offer to help install, but if you'd rather i don't offer, no skin off my back.

best of luck.

CardBoardBoxProcessor
May 23rd, 2010, 08:39 AM
huh? I was just not clear as to what you meant.

So any FSB can hold a retainer pin thing? But it needs to be taken off eh? hmm.... it would let me fix the canted FSB. but it is so well zero-ed in currently. what to do

armed ferret
May 23rd, 2010, 09:17 AM
So any FSB can hold a retainer pin thing?

As long as it has the hole in it. Look at the muzzle end (from the side or an angle is fine, we all know how dangerous and silly it is to point a gun at your face, since according to Col. Cooper all guns are always loaded) and verify there's a small hole in the front of the FSB. If there isn't, a simple FSB swap will fix that.

But it needs to be taken off eh?

Not if it has the hole for the detent and spring. All you have to do is remove the front retaining pin, insert the spring, insert the detent pin the correct way (instructions all over the net, google FTW) and reinstall the retaining pin. The FSB retaining pin also retains the muzzle brake detent.

If your FSB doesn't have the proper hole, it's as simple as removing one more retaining pin, pressing off the old FSB, pressing the new on, and reinstalling the retaining pins (performing the same steps to install detent/spring before installing the front retaining pin of course).

CardBoardBoxProcessor
May 23rd, 2010, 02:09 PM
hmm I recall you saying you have done several of these. I will get back to you on if mine has the whole for it or not.

wilcam47
May 23rd, 2010, 02:24 PM
is it threaded? if so clean up the threads with brake cleaner or equivalent and put some locktight on it...let it dry 24hrs and then it wont go anywhere..

armed ferret
May 23rd, 2010, 07:15 PM
is it threaded? if so clean up the threads with brake cleaner or equivalent and put some locktight on it...let it dry 24hrs and then it wont go anywhere..

until it heats up, of course.

odds are it's probably better to do it the right way instead. ;)