random rifle handguard question

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Random question - do you recall seeing handguards with an open forend prior to 2001? If so, do you remember which?

 

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I would assume Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) as they have been around for a bit and I have seen some vintage Colts with the tubular free float. Adams Arms has been doing adjustable gas blocks for some time so maybe they had something to go with their gas blocks? Quick search for free float handgaurd patents gives the following from 1995:

http://www.google.com/patents/US5412895

Good Luck with your search
 
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