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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Cut carry handle rear sight. (pics)

Last week i decided to take on the project of cutting down a removable carry handle to look like the LMT version. I bought two carry handles for $15 from a buddy in my Academy class.. So with two BUIS cut down I incresed the value 100%. Let me know what you guys think.
This was my first attempt... Did not round off the top edges.


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My second attempt. Note the two rounded top portions




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I used an enamel based flat black "rattle can" paint. I taped off the areas I did not want black. It took three layers to get it uniform with the newly cut front section. After cutting the handle with an air cut off wheel I grinded the cut section with a bench stone grinder and wire wheel.

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I have never liked those but that looks like a good job and I may give an attempt with a few handles I have.
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Whatever floats your boat.
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Whatever floats your boat.
More like what ever is reliable!!

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