A more normal front lower handguard would have swells on the sides. I know some romanian rifles were built with slab sides but the swells enhance the grip and are more commonly present.
Not pickin' on you, just wanted to let you know that one was a cut-down much like you could do yourself.
I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."
I got the kit in today. It seems pretty decent. The barrel is shiny and has plenty of rifling. Now I'm just hunting around for a flash suppressor suitable for use with my NSPU...