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Any idea what that 1911 slam pad on the side of the SCAR is for?
 

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Yea, that thing looks like they got a shipment of slam pads from Chip McCormick and didn't know what to do with them so they screwed them into the side of the SCAR.
 

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I asked the same thing when I say it, but noone replied. I thought it might be for a brass catcher attachment or it's just a padded area covering take down bolts or something. It can't be a brass deflector, it on the wrong side of the port. Also there is the exact same thing on the opposite side of the reciever.

That sure is a head scratcher.
 

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So I'm not the only one in the dark here. Well as long as they know what it's for I guess that's all that matters.
 

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if i remember from watching the disassembly video, and understanding your question right, it's where the barrel mount bolts in. one on either side of the rifle.
 

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Hank said:
if i remember from watching the disassembly video, and understanding your question right, it's where the barrel mount bolts in. one on either side of the rifle.
Yeah, you remove (well, unscrew, I don't know if they screws actually come out) the 3 screws in it on either side and then you can pull out the barrel and put a new one in.
 

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I tried to find a video of said disassembly on youtube but half way through I realized it was an airsoft gun. I F-ing HATE AIRSOFT!!!!!!! I then later found this one.
 

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Erick said:
It being for the barrel bolts makes the most sense.

(... psst ... they are called magazine base pads ...)

As Hank had stated, and the video confirmed, they are for barrel attachment.
I said "slam pads" because that's referring to the rubber attachments that go on the bottom of the magazine floorplate, since you don't really want to "slam" hard plastic, which makes up most of the market for magazine base pads. Coincidentally, it's what Springfield Armory calls them on the magazines supplied with their Operators which is the first gun I ever owned with them.
 
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