POST ban AR-15 Can you replace the Flash hider?

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    POST ban AR-15 Can you replace the Flash hider?

    Hello,

    I have heard that on the post ban guns the flash hider is somehow pinned on. Is there any truth to this? I queried bushmaster weeks ago and never got a response. My gun is the A3 16" heavy barrel.

    Thanks in advance.
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    it can be replaced

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    Its going to take some work - possibly a gunsmith - to do it. I'm not sure what the laws are on doing it yourself. If the barrel is under 16" you may have to let the ATF know or something. I'm sure there's a ton of laws regulating stuff like removing a flash hider and replacing it with a different one - just not sure what they are.

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    Yes, it can be removed....however if it is pinned (post ban barrels PRIOR to the expiration were supposed to be pinned.), the pin would have to be drilled out FIRST. If it was made since the ban's sunset, it probably isn't pinned.

    You should also be able to see the pin or the hole for it. I have one I took off around here somewhere, if I can find it I'll post a pic...
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    Here you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rathos View Post
    Hello,

    I have heard that on the post ban guns the flash hider is somehow pinned on. Is there any truth to this? I queried bushmaster weeks ago and never got a response. My gun is the A3 16" heavy barrel.

    Thanks in advance.
    The flash hider on a post ban gun must be pinned or otherwise permanently installed if the barrel is under 16" with the device removed. On barrels 16" and longer, the muzzle device does not have to be pinned.

    If the barrel is under 16" with the device removed, make sure the new muzzle device is long enough to reach the 16" overall length requirement, and the new device would also have to be pinned.

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    I was mainly curious because of this statement on the bushmaster website
    Our post ban muzzle brake is attached at the factory with a taper pin - similar to those that retain the front sight base on 16" and longer barrels.
    I have written bushmaster and when I get a reply I will post it here for anyone else that wants to know.

    Thanks everyone for your responses.
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    Maybe take a gander over at M4Carbine.net - lots of good info on ARs over there.

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    It might be cheaper/easier just to buy a new barrel... but if you cant, it can be done. Depending on who made it and when, some are pinned on and other are just soldered on. Pinned is going to be a PIA to do, but a good smith can.
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