@bobs - Yes it is for the 3 Pt Sling
Credit to whomever's name is on it
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:
When I run the charging handle with an open hand it's not a problem:
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 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!
Last edited by ecsuser; 08-02-2020 at 01:01 AM.
Not all forends came with it, either.
We all come here to drink from the fountain of madness.
"What's that relieved ring intended to do, other than collect DNA samples?"
HA HA HA
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.
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
Hell, I'm going to cover mine in electrical tape, not!
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.