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Cutting the front grip off a 98 how easy is it?

#1 User is offline   ALIHISGREAT 

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:45 PM

i'm looking to do a mod involving chopping the front grip off a 98, but i don't have any fancy tools, would a hacksaw job tidied up with files and a dremel be plausible?
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thats what I used and it worked out fine. Just be sure to cut straight - hacksaws can easily go off course. The drum sander on your dremel will become your friend with this project.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:44 AM

i used a cheap $2 saw and filled it in with JB weld.....came out fine....


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:16 AM

ok thanks for the help guys, is it essential to fill the cut-off grip in? or will it be all right as it will be covered by a foregrip?
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:18 AM

It will be fine covered by a forgrip. But to make it a bit more "finished" if you know what I mean, you may want to fill the forgrip.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

are you putting a foregrip on it or are you modding something custom to go over the gun?
If you're just putting a grip on you can easily mod several grips to just slide in to the nub thing....

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:02 AM

i would be cutting it off completely for a mod.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:14 PM

hacksaw and file would work great and then fill it in w/ jb weld putty
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:08 PM

I will never understand why you would pay extra for a 98C and hack the foregrip off, rather than just spend less and get a BT-4 (A 98C with no fixed foregrip).
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:04 AM

View PostF-3, on May 5 2009, 03:08 AM, said:

I will never understand why you would pay extra for a 98C and hack the foregrip off, rather than just spend less and get a BT-4 (A 98C with no fixed foregrip).


maybe its because my mod doesn't require the rail... and the dimensions would be wrong for the BT-4 height wise.
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:11 AM

View PostALIHISGREAT, on May 5 2009, 08:04 AM, said:

View PostF-3, on May 5 2009, 03:08 AM, said:

I will never understand why you would pay extra for a 98C and hack the foregrip off, rather than just spend less and get a BT-4 (A 98C with no fixed foregrip).


maybe its because my mod doesn't require the rail... and the dimensions would be wrong for the BT-4 height wise.

Or better yet. You probably already have a 98c.
What I don't understand is why cut off a grip just to bolt a grip back on ?. (I have 3 98s so if I want a grip I just change markers. I also hold the foregrip of my flatline shroud (a farther forward grip provides more stability).


Back to the subject. I wish that I had used a hacksaw instead of a dremel for the bulk of the cuting. Hacksaws cut way faster. For finnish, A combination of dremel/files/and sand paper are perfect.
Leaving the hole however, will leave an opening for dirt to enter the marker. This dirt will have to travel around and past the air hoseto reach the trigger assembly. Of course the amount of dirt will be descided by your playing habits and area played in. Also I don' think you will get much more dirt than through the trigger slot itself, but if you dont cover the hole it will; get dirty.
So cover it just to be lazy and have less cleaning/maintnence.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:00 PM

I actually just did this to my 'ole 98c for shiz and giggles. I just took an electric miter saw to it then grinded it down with a grinder lol. I know you said you didn't have many tools or whatever but this worked real well and i just thought I'd share

NOT RECOMMENDING THIS!!!!!!!!!

Granted it was really easy and it looks amazing but this could potentially be VERY dangerous. So do it at your own risk i guess lol. I also put a front grip on it and i'm gonna paint it soon too probably some kind of tiger stripe.

Oh and i would definitely agree that filling the hole would make it a lot easier for you in the long run.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:45 AM

if you plan on cleaning the gun you are going to need to open it back up, i would suggest making a wood plug to stick in the void so you can cover it and still be able to clean your gun.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostF-3, on May 4 2009, 07:08 PM, said:

I will never understand why you would pay extra for a 98C and hack the foregrip off, rather than just spend less and get a BT-4 (A 98C with no fixed foregrip).


It's easier to find a used 98C in decent shape at ~$45-55 while a used BT-4 in the same condition would run me about $90 around here.

View PostTactical0509, on May 11 2009, 12:00 PM, said:

I actually just did this to my 'ole 98c for shiz and giggles. I just took an electric miter saw to it then grinded it down with a grinder lol. I know you said you didn't have many tools or whatever but this worked real well and i just thought I'd share


If you use a metal-cutting blade and securely clamp-down the workpiece, there's absolutely nothing wrong with using a mitre saw to cut-off the foregrip. It only becomes potentially dangerous when proper precautions are overlooked.

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