Several years ago I began a growing passion for rifles with a full length handguard and sight radius, with a stubby barrel sticking out.
First I built the stereotypical 16”er that everyone is familiar with. You’ve all seen those before, so I’ll move on.
To push myself further, I built a 14.5” Dissy. The fixed front sight was a no-go, so I modified a PRI railed gas block to attach a flip sight.
That rifle didn’t last long, and was eventually parted out and sold off.
Recently a friend asked about what kind of outlandish .300Blk I could design… what’s crazier than a 13.7” Dissy!!!
This started with a 16” barrel that I cut in my shop. It came out a lot better than I expected.
Then I located that old faux-gasblock and milled it again, but this time to accept the much larger Noveske KX5.
Then I tapped the gas hole to 10-24, and used a bolt to secure the handguard cap.
It all fit together SNUG. The only othe viable option would have been a Battle Arms Development clamp on front sight post. I figured this at least gives me the option of running with or without a front sight.