Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi everyone! New member here. Just recently got into knives and got bitten by the bug real bad so figured I'd sign up here. Great place you have! I thought I'd start up with a question that might have been answered before, but I couldn't find anything about it. I know that the bearings on the new Hinderers aren't possible to use with the "older" non tri-way models, but what about the pb and teflon washers? Are they the same size as before? I have a couple of tri-way Hinderers heading my way and figured that the teflon and pb washers could be great to have as spares for my other XM18s. I also have an older 3" model that never seems to want to break in so I figured it would be cool to try some polished pb washers to see if it would run smoother.