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Mini 30 muzzlebrake

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Can somebody tell me the proper way to install a muzzlebrake. I got a John Masen muzzlebrake from Midway for my Mini 30 and tried to put it on. It came with no instructions. Just by looking at it I thought I'd first have to remove the pin from the front sight then simply slip on the muzzlebrake over it and replace the pin with the longer one. But it seems like it doesn't fit. I can't get it over the front sight. Is it supposed to be really tight. Do I have to take a rubber mallet to it to get on all the way. Or did they send me the wrong muzzlebrake. The small zip lock pouch it came in says Mini 30 muzzlebrake. Please help.

Thanks. Bill S.
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Make absolutely sure you have the right part.

Set up the workplace, procedure, tools, practice a few dry-runs.

Cool the barrel with the front sight in a bucket full of water and ice. If you have access to dry ice or liquid nitrogen, even better but try water ice first. :)

Heat the muzzle brake in boiling water on on fire.

As the barrel/sight contract and the brake expands, quickly try to assemble them.

Good luck.
If that does not work, you may have to do some grinding on the brake.

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