Just got a SW5. Looks like to me they are blind pinned to one of three lugs on the barrel, assuming you have a HK three lug barrel. If not, then I would be looking of a weld on the bottom of the fake can.Happy New Year everyone-I am looking to SBR my SW5-has anyone done or know of someone who did remove the fake can themselves or is it best to send out-any permanent marks left on the barrel? Thanks
Drilling the pin most likely will not work. The pin used is very hard compared to the aluminum around it. Find the weld on the rear of the fake suppressor. Drill into the weld until the bit hits the pin, probably 1/8 inch deep or so. Then use a dental pick or some other routing tool to remove the aluminum from around the end of the pin. When you get enough material removed the pin will just about fall out. The pin is not a press fit or anything so it it comes out easily once the material on top is removed. Anyone with fair skills can do this job. Now if the barrel is threaded past the 3 lug the fake suppressor may just screw off. On my SW5 the suppressor was pressed on the end of the barrel and I had to cut the piece in 3 places and split the ends to get it to come off the weapon.
There will be a small drilled hole left in one of the lugs after removal from where the pin was installed, nothing to be concerned about.
I have done two of these so I think I have covered it pretty well. I am sure someone else will chime in if I have left anything out.
I was hoping everyone would forget about that by now.It is a pin with a little weld over most likely. That is how most of them came. If you are not truely comfortable with the machining process to get it out, send it to a professional. Someone here a few weeks back really messed up thier gun trying to do it themselves.
Here is that link: http://hkpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69636