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New guy hand guard question

Discussion in '556 Lounge' started by Ak-74hero, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Ak-74hero

    Ak-74hero New Member

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    Hi, just had my new 556 swat out today and very happy with it. One question I had is though is I’m not really a fan of the quad rail and would prefer the classic hand guard. Please correct me if I’m wrong but I believe the classic fits the swat? And my main question is would the quad rail be a fair trade for the classic hand guard, or is there even any demand for the quad rail?
     
  2. CGRBB

    CGRBB Active Member

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    You could expect to get about $100 out of your quad rail, if you were to sell it. Not much demand though. If you have a trade opportunity for the classic handguard, you should take it. The plastic handguards are tough to find. You can use a 551 handguard, which are readily available, but you'll have to get a Swiss gas block, or shim the front end in the US gas black, for a proper fit.
     
  3. Ak-74hero

    Ak-74hero New Member

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    Thanks, that’s the info I was looking for
     
  4. rambo

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    There are two kinds of Quad rails. The older style is the same length as the regular handguards. Later SWAT guns came with a Quad rail that has the rail on top of the receiver attached as one piece. I guess you could change to the regular handguards but you'd have to obtain the short rail that goes on top of the receiver.

    rambo
     
  5. CGRBB

    CGRBB Active Member

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    If you do have the handguard with the attached top rail, I have a top rail for the plastic handguard I can sell you.
     
  6. CGRBB

    CGRBB Active Member

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    That was a good point, rambo.
     
  7. Ak-74hero

    Ak-74hero New Member

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    Thanks guys, I have the quad rail that doesn’t go back over the reciever. Or the pic rail on the receiver is a seperate piece from the handguard if I phrased that weird lol
     

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