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Old July 30th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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A couple months ago I decided to try and make a handguard for my Ruger GSR.

With some hard wood, 6-40 screws, black paint, and a modified M1 Carbine handguard . . . well, here ya go.

















I also swapped out the rear sight set screws with some thumbscrews I slotted. You still need Loctite to hold 'em in place though, they shot loose on my last range trip until I Loctited, 'em.




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Awesome work! It has that M1/Mini look now! I like it! How much time do you have into the hand guard?
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How much time do you have into the hand guard?
I really have no idea!

Cutting the metal, drilling holes, removing the cheap bluing, choosing paint (which should have been obvious black), figuring out the mounts, finding the little screws and cutting them to length, etc., etc. It took way too long.

Such is the way of experimentation.
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Looks very good , I like it !
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I really have no idea!

Cutting the metal, drilling holes, removing the cheap bluing, choosing paint (which should have been obvious black), figuring out the mounts, finding the little screws and cutting them to length, etc., etc. It took way too long.

Such is the way of experimentation.
Great idea and excellent work! It makes the already cool looking GSR look even cooler!
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is there 2 differnt GSR's pictured??

I ask, because in one picture it looks to the the std black laminate & the other the green....

Either way, nice work!!

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is there 2 differnt GSR's pictured??

I ask, because in one picture it looks to the the std black laminate & the other the green....
It's just one GSR. In the one photo, the angle picked up the green reflection from the nearby grass. I didn't notice it being greener when I took the pic.
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Looks great! You should market it now!

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A couple months ago I decided to try and make a handguard for my Ruger GSR.

With some hard wood, 6-40 screws, black paint, and a modified M1 Carbine handguard . . . well, here ya go.

















I also swapped out the rear sight set screws with some thumbscrews I slotted. You still need Loctite to hold 'em in place though, they shot loose on my last range trip until I Loctited, 'em.

Looks mean! Great job!
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Add a Surefire 7.62 Muzzle Break and enjoy a softer recoiling rifle also....
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Nice job...looks fabulous...
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Looks great! You should market it now!

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You know, I half expect some company like Choate to come out with one.
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Add a Surefire 7.62 Muzzle Break and enjoy a softer recoiling rifle also....
That would be an awesome addition, but then my GSR wouldn't be a yardgun* anymore.

*this GSR is 36" long in its current layout.
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Kudos for getting rid of that silly looking flash hider that Ruger insists using!!!
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