US GI M14 Slotted Handguard, As-New Plus BACK IN STOCK!

 

    If you want an "as new" GI slotted handguard, check this item out. It will grade out "as new" with no trouble.

     In simple terms, these are handguards which do not quite meet our "Presentation Grade" standards. Some small defect - usually, you'll have to go over the HG pretty good to find it - keeps it from being a true "P". Each looks so good it was considered for the "P" category, until a very close examination disclosed some minor 'ding'.

     This is a way to get a really great HG without paying the price for a true "P".

     The early and somewhat rare (at least, in good condition!) US GI M14 slotted handguard - not the toughest handguard for the M14 rifle - the slots made it somewhat weak, and also allowed heat escaping from the barrel to interfere with a good sight pic. However, there's no question A SLOTTED HG LOOKS COOL! Unlike the solid HG, 'slotteds' come in only two colors: a chocholate-brown or a much rarer (and prob very early) red-brown. Complete with clip.

    The US GI M14 Slotted Handguard was fiberglass (of course!), but the exterior outer layer was extremely hard - and, being hard, somewhat brittle. You often see minor hairline cracks in this outer coating. They do not interfere with the functionality of the handguard, nor do they presage development of larger cracks, later. They are hairline thin, and hairline deep.

    The cracking is simply the inherent nature of the very hard outer layer.

    We pick the "P-grades" to be as near perfect as possible. There will likely be NO hairline cracks - altho some hairlines are so small and so near invisible that, if you get out a magnifying glass, you will prob see SOMETHING.

     Likewise, the "As NewPlus" slotted will be free of all but the smallest defect; 50 years old but like new.

     The silver paint underneath the HG is not near as bright as the silver paint can be on a solid HG. I do not grade the paint underneath on a slotted HG; I grade only on the external surface - the "what you see" part.

 

 

     But it's also easy to respray that underside with a modern "chrome" paint from an auto supply store to restore it to the original appearance.

     The ANPlus will satisfy all but the pickiest "picky person"; you will, upon receiving it, agree that it would be hard to find a better example of a US GI original slotted HG than one of these...unless you order one of our "P" grades!

 


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