Removing The MMR Hunter Handguard

Discussion in 'Mossberg MMR Hunter And Tactical AR15' started by CharlieHustle8, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. CharlieHustle8

    CharlieHustle8 Copper BB

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    has anyone done this, or know how to do this? Love the gun, but I want to make room for more accessories....
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Welcome aboard!

    Some free float handguards are secured to the barrel nut via a a series of screws. The MMR factory forend is likely threaded directly onto the barrel nut. Here's a video that'll show you the general idea. Fast forward to about 5:15 to see how the handguard threads on...

    Brownells: Installing A Free Float Handguard

    Removing the handguard is going to be very difficult without a vise and a decent upper receiver vise block. You will also need a free-float barrel nut wrench for removing/replacing the barrel nut. Not sure if your new forend comes with a replacement barrel nut and shims for proper gas tube alignment, but they may be required as well. If you don't have the necessary tools, it may be worth calling a local gunsmith to see what they'd charge for the job...
  3. CharlieHustle8

    CharlieHustle8 Copper BB

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    That was my suspicion. Thank you very much for your response
  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You're welcome Sir...
  5. MacMan23

    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Hey, I'm new here too. Just bought me an MMR Hunter last month myself, I love the gun. So far I've only got to run about 40rds thought it, in the freezing cold cuz I had to shoot it, and its great. It is my first AR and I was looking for info as well when I stumbled into here. charliehustle8, did you ever have any luck removing the handguard? I am wanting to dress mine up too and am not sure how to remove it. The guy at the gun store said that he thought it was pressed onto a series of nuts that attach to the barrel nut..... IDK.?! Any advise??
  6. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Welcome aboard Mac.

    Do you have any pics of the receiver end of the handguard where it attaches to the barrel nut?
  7. old mossy

    old mossy Terrapene Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    welcome from NY.
  8. MacMan23

    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Ok Lazy eyed Sniper, I think I got the images to up load I will hit summit and see what happens. Any advice/knowledge you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Here is my set up so far with the MMR Hunter.

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  10. MacMan23

    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Upside down, oops.
  11. John A.

    John A. Saloli Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    The most awesome AR ever.

    It's like the amazing spider man

    LOL

    I don't have any hands on with the MMR, but it looks like it just screws on.
  12. oli700

    oli700 Tyrant Hammer Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Get a buddy to hold the receiver, get some heat on the barrel nut area and turn the hand guard counter clockwise with a strap wrench.

    IMO the handguard on the rifle in the picture is already cool as hell, but I like a simpler look and feel
  13. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yup.

    That forend is definitely threaded directly onto the barrel nut...
  14. MacMan23

    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Thanks guys for all of the advice, I appreciate it. oli700, I like the handguard that is on it too, but just want to know that I have the option of removing it for add-ons without needing a machine shop to do so.
  15. oli700

    oli700 Tyrant Hammer Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    no place to add little rails along the handguard ?
  16. MacMan23

    MacMan23 .22LR

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    Yeah, there are slots that are about 3" long where I can mount small sections of picatiny rails. But I'm finding out that you have to remove the handguard to install them, because there is not enough room to get a tool between the barrel and the guard mounted.
  17. nastystang05

    nastystang05 .22LR

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    What bipod is that and are you happy with it?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Don't want to speak for MacMan, but it looks to me like a UTG Universal Shooter's bipod.

    I think I still have one layin around here somewhere. It's a pretty good bipod for the price...
  19. smgvbest

    smgvbest Copper BB

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    I read this and just can not get the handguard off.
    has anyone managed to get the handguard off and willing share what they did?

    Sandra
  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER I See You Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    There is likely a good amount of locking compound on the barrel nut threads.

    Many manufacturers use blue Loctite. A heat gun will do wonders to help loosen it up and securing the upper receiver in a vise will make things a LOT easier...

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