This rifle belongs to a friend in Laredo Texas ,he ordered this rifle and had to wait on it for 8 weeks.
Excited when it came in he ordered the 1913 rail to go on the side from an MASR dealer over night.
He mumbled about the Helli coil thing ,but thought sense he was putting a stream light on it it would be OK.
Oh ,for those who will say something next, the bag was labeled from MSAR with the bolts.
A gunsmith installed it for him (and yes he is a good smith ) and it did look good.
Getting out of his Toyota truck he barely bumped it on the door rail breaking the first stand off all the way off and cracking the second.
Addressing the smart remarks now.
1- The owner isn't stupid ,and there wasn't even a mark on the stream light.
2- yes he drives a Toyota 4x4 , gas is $3.75 there and Toyota i am sure will not pay for the damage.
3- the gun smith builds custom 1911s , ARs, 1886 rifles ,so i guess he knows how to put on a rail
4-NO the owner doesn't abuse his rifles.
5-AS I SAID ,no mark was on the light AT all ,so i don't think he popped the crap out of it.
Anyway , The wonderful folks at MSAR told him it wasn't under warranty ,and they didn't know if he had tried to put 1/4 x 20 bolts in it or not showing they know about that problem.
After milling the stand offs down because the Manufacturer is a jerk ,it was repaired with the correct bolts MSAR will not even sell you unless you buy the rail ,and at the customers request he removed the white lettering.
You know in the course of human events ,it just may be that MSAR are a pack of jerks.
OH ,after this the gun did shoot fine.