These are exact copies of an original mint set of Yugo handguards. As such, they have the ferrule cap cut. If you do not want the ferrule, order our handguard version that does not have the ferrule area cut out.
The surface texture can either be the or a blasted finish which is gives a nice matte textured surface for a sure grip. We strongly recommend the matte finish for a sure grip under any conditions.
The plastic is machinable so that means you can sand, mill, drill and so forth all you want. This is very handy as you can add picatinny rails or other accessories however you want. At this time, we plan on just selling the base model and leave customizing up to buyers and/or custom builders.
If you want to match the color of the handguards to the grips, select the same color and we'll come close. They are available in the same colors as our handgrips such as black, dark olive drab. dark US plum, and many more.
We recommend ordering the handguards with the blasted surface texture. Not only does this give a nice matte black finish but it also creates a textured surface to hold on to. Also, the smooth surface shows the original wood grains on the exposed surfaces. The blasted surface does not show any wood grain on the exposed surfaces.
An option you can add are are a set of shims that you can use to tailor the fit to your rifle. They are made from 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8" Santoprene rubber cut in the form of washers with a 1.5" outer diameter and a 1" inner diameter to fit inside the lower handguard retainer. You will need to cut the washer's "top" off to fit in your specific handguard retainer. Please note that our lower handguards tend to either be very close or a bit longer than the originals so some sanding may be required. You may not need the shims.
As an option, you can purchase a replica Yugo ferrule to attach to the handguard from us. It is made by a gentleman in the US. It will be slid on the handguard and you can decide how you want to attach it. We recommend either a rubber cement or epoxy.
We can not warrant these handguards to withstand the excessive heat caused by repeated mag dumps, bump firing and full auto activity. We stand behind all our products 100% as users of our grips will tell you. Given the potential for high-heat on the barrel and gas tube, we have to be up front and tell you there are limits. In testing, East German plastic gas tube covers melt between 400 and 437F. Our sample handguard sitting next to the East German cover at the same time only softened but never melted and then rehardened as it cooled.
We custom make all of our grips and furniture for each order. Because of this, our lead-time is usually at least four weeks and we post our order lead time on the home page of our website. Please check the lead-time before ordering. We had to add this as many folks are getting links from friends straight to our products and not realizing that we custom make everything.
- Item #: M85M92HandguardsFerruleCut