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Hi, cant see any how to's in my search so looking for advice on the ICS M4 front sight. I am in the process of removal of all the clear plastic parts (yes I hold UKARA registration) and trying to update the fore grip to a magpul one. Sadly it wont fit, needs about 3 or 4 MM more space from the back to fore mount.

 

The front sight on the ICS appears to be bodily molded onto/around the barrel, bit its not physically part of it (it wobbles, something else I hate).

 

  • Does anyone know if I can cut it off safely or some way to remove?
  • Any suggestions on cheap replacement, I would assume a folding fore sight makes sense?
  • How do you attach the front ring thing if you don't have a sight to screw it to the back of?

 

Any help appreciated in making my M4 a little more pretty :)

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Hi, cant see any how to's in my search so looking for advice on the ICS M4 front sight. I am in the process of removal of all the clear plastic parts (yes I hold UKARA registration) and trying to update the fore grip to a magpul one. Sadly it wont fit, needs about 3 or 4 MM more space from the back to fore mount.

 

The front sight on the ICS appears to be bodily molded onto/around the barrel, bit its not physically part of it (it wobbles, something else I hate).

 

  • Does anyone know if I can cut it off safely or some way to remove?
  • Any suggestions on cheap replacement, I would assume a folding fore sight makes sense?
  • How do you attach the front ring thing if you don't have a sight to screw it to the back of?

 

Any help appreciated in making my M4 a little more pretty :)

 

 

Not sure on the removal of the sight....

But once you get it off and assuming you want a barrel mounted sight not RIS mounted, I can suggest buying this on ebay:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-C-M-Airsoft-Fl...#ht_2064wt_1038

 

I have bought this exact sight and its great, it also folds down and looks pretty good. And delivery was quick!

It doesn't use the 2 underside grooves of a standard M4 barrel to mount it using pins, it just grips anywhere along any part of the barrel with a 19mm diameter.

 

I used mine to aid in the fitting of a Brocock AR15 front grip, I drilled into the back of the sight to locate a pin in the grip to help it sit securely and it worked a treat.

 

I have put some pics on flickr should you wish to have a look.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/krawli/sets/72157629583041685/

 

Hope thats some help.

 

All the best,

 

Krawli.

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Hi, thanks for the replies, really useful info. Also means I now understand why the front sight is wobbly, its missing that grub screw :)

 

Will get a new front sight on order and pop pics in this thread once I sort it (and how I got it off) for others ref.

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Or go the route of the Gas Block with RIS..I bought this and it fixes on with 2 Hex Bolts (no fiddly Pins) ROCK SOLID :-)

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120863527104

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