By now you guys must know that King Cuomo and his fellow travelers have passed their passed their feel good Cuomo/Bloomberg gun law. All we poor evil guys must now try to come up with some way to make our M1-A's legal. Tough job since the bastards have done their home work in barring not only flash hiders but threads on the barrels they are attached with. Outside of removing the threads (so now there's no way to attach the sight) or silver soldering or welding the attaching nut to the barrel. I could modify the flash hider by silver soldering a sleeve over it. I have the skills to do this but I'm still stuck with the thread problem. I hate to modify this rifle because I really like it but I'm running out of ideas. I might just sell it out of state. Hate to do this since I bought it new last year. I've got a year to make up my mind so stay tuned and watch how you vote next time.