In 1966 Colt sent about 3,000 10 inch barrel XM177E1's to Vietnam. By January of 1967 the Army had decided to increase the barrel length to 11.5 inches (XM177E2) and use the same 4.25 long "Moderator" flash/blast suppressor- but adding this "Grenade Ring" between the barrel and the Moderator. The point was to allow attachment of the under barrel Grenade Launcher, which was not possible on the E1.
This is primarily an XM177E2 / GAU-5 A/A only accessory, but was available on all 11.5" Colt Commando models thereafter.
- Black Finish ... Black Oxide finished.
- Unfinished ... Raw / Unfinished steel so you can apply your own finish. Best example would be DIY Parkerized finish.
- Steel, Made in USA
If you need a washer for this device, your have a few choices (Here). To reach proper "aesthetic" timing for the moderator, we use a crush washer hidden under the grenade ring. So when using a moderator with a grenade ring we recommend using a crush washer.
Note: Picture shows: Lock Washer, Crush Washer and Grenade Ring. Only the Grenade Ring is included in this Order. Others shown are for comparison only.