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Old 04-12-2009, 19:22   #1
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Mini 14 tactical bayonet lug?

Looking for some way to fit a bayonet lug on my mini 14 tactical? Are there any bolt on lugs out there? Any homemade ideas? Noticed someone had installed cetme lug and bayo with a homemade accu strut.
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This is just an idea:
http://www.commandsurplus.com/produc...ducts_id=71252

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Guess I would have to buy the one for the larger.700 heavy barrel? The one pictureedis for a .585 barrel and I believe the tactical minis nbarrel is .625?
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Originally Posted by White07Wulf View Post
Guess I would have to buy the one for the larger.700 heavy barrel? The one pictureedis for a .585 barrel and I believe the tactical minis nbarrel is .625?
I don't think thats really going to work on the taper of the Mini's barrel, unless you had a spot machined into it, which would be a terrible idea in my opinion. If I was going to really try to attach a bayo lug to my Mini, I'd look at installing an M14 flash hider.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=6&t=276855
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Old 04-13-2009, 20:20   #5
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Choate used to make a M-14 type flash suppressor with a lug but they've gone and got all PC and quit offering it. Their new one doesn't have the bayo lug.

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Originally Posted by White07Wulf View Post
Guess I would have to buy the one for the larger.700 heavy barrel? The one pictureedis for a .585 barrel and I believe the tactical minis nbarrel is .625?

take it to a machine shop to get it reamed out to correct size. that's just .020 each way - .040 total.
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I have see once that they made them in .625 but I can't seem to find them on the net anymore. I believe one of the my old Cheaper then Dirt catalogs had it list in different diameters.
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I added a CETME lug to mine:

http://perfectunion.com/vb/showthread.php?t=69039
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Where did you get the clamp? I guess any type of clamp would work?
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Originally Posted by DrewArtist View Post
For a clamp-on lug like that, is there a standard distance it should be mounted behind the muzzle, or does it vary based on the bayonet used?

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I just bought one..Contact Marty...mjm0128@aol.com....jv
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Used a clamp-on lug designed for an AR with lightweight barrel. Had to use a dremel tool to make the hole larger to fit my barrel, then reblued the raw metal to help prevent corrosion. Also used adhesive to prevent slippage. Here's the result:



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Hey Drifter where did you get the bayo lug have a tactical mini and would like to put one of those on.
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For a clamp-on lug like that, is there a standard distance it should be mounted behind the muzzle, or does it vary based on the bayonet used?
Bottom the bayonet on the flash hider and slide the lug up the barrel until it locks, tighten down. If you use this Choate flash hider, the OD fits an M-9 bayonet ring ID tight.

http://www.midwayusa.com/Eproductpag...eitemid=637423
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Originally Posted by migehu View Post
Hey Drifter where did you get the bayo lug have a tactical mini and would like to put one of those on.

Probably not the best place to shop pricewise, but the lug and bayonet came from Cheaper Than Dirt.
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Take a look at GUNBROKER...128776782..Bought one last week for mine..Works and looks fine..BLUE or STAINLESS...
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In 1979 I asked Garth Choate or Choate Machine and Tool to make a flash suppressor with a bayonet mount and he said the Mini-14 barrel is too thin to use with a bayonet and you risk bending the barrel.

Drifter: where did you get the muzzle brake and is it made for the AR or Mini14?
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Originally Posted by uzitiger View Post

In 1979 I asked Garth Choate or Choate Machine and Tool to make a flash suppressor with a bayonet mount and he said the Mini-14 barrel is too thin to use with a bayonet and you risk bending the barrel.

Drifter: where did you get the muzzle brake and is it made for the AR or Mini14?
As for the bayonet, I can't say that I actually plan to put it to use (although it should work fine, and Mini barrels now are thicker than they were in 1979). I actually wanted a clamp on the barrel (as opposed to a strut) to affect barrel harmonics. A standard clamp would have been unsightly, while the bayonet lug is more appealing. (By the way, various ammo / bullet weights now shoot much closer to the same POI at 100 yards with the clamp, which was not the case before.)

The muzzle brake is for threaded barrels. It's made by Primary Weapons Systems (PWS). The one shown is made for .223, but I had it reamed out to accommodate the larger 6.8mm caliber of the rifle shown.

The brake is quite effective, but also quite LOUD. I will likely try something else...
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Clamp On Lug

Originally Posted by migehu View Post
Hey Drifter where did you get the bayo lug have a tactical mini and would like to put one of those on.
I don't think Cheaper Than Dirt offers that part any more, at least I couldn't find it there, but I found them available here for $20, (+ shipping of course):
M&A Parts

They've got versions for .750 O.D. barrels, and something for a smaller barrel, though they don't say what the smaller size is.
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