What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?
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    Default What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?

    Call me uppity or impertinent, but I like to dress my PTR-91 in HK furniture.
    For beauty it wears wood, and for playing in the dirt it wears a little black number.

    Its wide handguard has a ring, relieved out from the left side:

    What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?-grommet.jpg

    When I run the charging handle with an open hand it's not a problem:

    What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?-open-palm.jpg

    But when I forget to do it right, or when anyone else runs the charging handle with the side of their finger, the ring is ideally located to scrape their knuckle just as the charging handle reaches the rear of its travel:

    What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?-knuckle.jpg

    What's that relieved ring intended to do, other than collect DNA samples?
    It's not the right size for a sling QD, it's not at the balance point for a single-point sling, and there's no similar ring on or near the stock for a sling's second attachment point.

    Other than leave an ugly empty hole in the side of the handguard, why should I not remove it?

    Thanks for any insight!
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    @bobs - Yes it is for the 3 Pt Sling

    What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?-g3_sling.jpg What's the G3/91 wide handguard knuckle-slicer ring for?-hk_slingcombatforearmclip.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecsuser View Post
    Yes it is for the 3 Pt Sling
    Thanks, that's what I was looking for: It's part of another system I don't have.

    So keeping one's skin intact is just a matter of training and practice - got it.

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    Not all forends came with it, either.

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    "What's that relieved ring intended to do, other than collect DNA samples?"


    HA HA HA

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    I had never had any trouble with that clip or ring myself nor had I ever heard of anyone else having trouble with it getting in the way.
    Then a couple weeks ago I was watching a guy on the Tube try to do a review on a few rifles and one was an HK91. The very first time he charged the rifle he sliced his finger on that clip. Bled all over the place.
    Then just last week I was toying with my own rifle, pulled the handle and damn near did the same thing, scraped my knuckle, just didn't cut it. And I've been shooting the type for 25 years with zero trouble or thought.
    Weird how things work sometimes.
    I don't "run" my guns or "run" anything on them. Likewise, none of my guns are "platforms". I hold them up, not the other way around.

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    Just recently got my PTR91... does it ever get easier to run the charging handle? I practically need to mortar it to get the charging handle to start moving rearwards. O_o

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    Hell, I'm going to cover mine in electrical tape, not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conelrad View Post
    Not all forends came with it, either.

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    Yeah, mine didnt come with one. I always wondered if it was an original piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson184 View Post
    Just recently got my PTR91... does it ever get easier to run the charging handle? I practically need to mortar it to get the charging handle to start moving rearwards. O_o
    Yes it does get easier, or at least mine seems to have. PTR told me to run it the 100 round break in when I contacted them. Mine seems to be mostly carrier friction when the carrier is fully in battery.

    There's another recent post regarding a similar problem where the issue seems to be strictly a matter of the charging handle system. Disassembly of the charging handle and the support tube then deburring them seems to have worked wonders.

    Check the CLONE board.

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