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    Sturm Ruger, Identical Twins?

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    First, Big thanks to Offmarksman For the lead on the front gas block sight.

    This has been one of my projects thatís took years to complete (Mini-14 SBR / ac556 clone), largely due to rarity of the front gas block sight. Iíve found them in the past for prices that I simply couldnít afford and or in horrible condition. The knock off sights just wouldnít work for me either and they werenít cheap. I bought this factory folder from and older gentleman and it was basically new.

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    Those are nice.
    My name is actually Scott and I really do live in Texas.

    I know, not very creative but it is factual.

    By the way - Facebook is truly evil; resist the urge to participate.

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    nice!
    I have a stainless SBR in a sidefolder, so very similar. like you, I went thru like 4 different variations of front sight till I found a real one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffDragon View Post
    nice!
    I have a stainless SBR in a sidefolder, so very similar. like you, I went thru like 4 different variations of front sight till I found a real one.
    Does yours cycle fine?

    Iíve yet to try mine but Iíve read some people have issues when they cut the barrel down. Its possible that the factory 13Ē models have a larger barrel gas port / hole. Hopefully I can test mine tomorrow.

    Iíve never bought any of the reproduction front sights, I just keep looking till I found one in good shape for a fair price.

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    It worked with light 223 reloads (new recoil spring and buffer). I was kinda surprised.

    First test below, only had a few minutes before dark.




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    Very attractive rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickStand View Post
    Does yours cycle fine?

    I’ve yet to try mine but I’ve read some people have issues when they cut the barrel down. Its possible that the factory 13” models have a larger barrel gas port / hole. Hopefully I can test mine tomorrow.
    if I recall, mine has a little larger gas port in it now with the 13" barrel.
    again....nice rifle!
    they sure fold up into a small package.

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