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So what exactly is in a silencer?

I think I have a general Idea.Metal tube with baffles. Whole in the middle of the baffles bigger than the ammo. Im wondering if I could build one my self instead of buying one.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 04:22 PM
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Same shit that's in a muffler. Any amount of designs, bafflng, angles etc.

Just remember, legally to make one, you have to file a Form 1 pay the $200 tax, signatures, photo, fingerprints, etc.
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you could, but you need some decent machining abilities, and there are equations on spacing the baffles vs. the properties of the round you're trying to silence
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Here is AAC Prodigy silencer, the top item is the guts of the silencer.

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Baby bottle nipple with an X cut in the end...
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Try a plastic soda bottle.

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wont work.....I have seen a video of someone trying it on a .22lr and it made no difference
I've seen a video of someone trying it on a .22 LR, and it made a big difference.


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I did the 2L bottle on the marlin model 60 made no difference. Didn't have subsonic ammo thought but still appeared to be all show and no go.
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did you have any type of sound baffling in the bottle?

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did you have any type of sound baffling in the bottle?
you mean like some paper towels? two smRt!
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no i just did the plain bottle on the end of the gun, the magazine tube held the bottle on perfect but it was just as loud with it.
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Pack a two liter bottle with steel wool and it will work. Sounds like a bb gun.

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Ya'll are gay.

My silencers rock.
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Baby bottle nipple with an X cut in the end...
Hilarious.

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Steel wool works pretty well as a baffling material in my experience. But you also have to take into account the length of the silencer you are making.

When I was a kid I had a semi auto .22 rifle and used to fool around with silencing it. I finally got it pretty quiet but realized that the sound of the bolt flying back when it fired was almost as loud at the noise from the end of the barrel.
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<----- Is a machinest... But dont have a license for a silencer

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wont work.....I have seen a video of someone trying it on a .22lr and it made no difference
Then they didn't know what they were doing.

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I've machined and registered a silencer from my .22LR. The difference is insane, all that can be heard is the firing pin spring and slide. All you need is a lathe, some machining experience, a threaded barrel, and a whole lot of patience. I spent quite a long time trying different baffle designs. The tricky part is getting into the larger calibers, thats when it starts to become difficult. I still have a lot of learning left to do.

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A 20 ounce bottle works well with a 22, wrap the end of the barrel with some electrical tape until the bottle can be slightly twisted on to hold. You don't need any packing material or anything in the bottle. The first shot will be loud like normal, after that it should be quiet. Now for those who want to shoot any distance with this setup you will have to use subsonic ammo. The bottle or any other silencer for that matter will not stop the "crack" heard as the bullet breaks the sound barrier, but for short distance stuff shooting something like a Ruger 10\22 you'll basically just hear the bolt noises. This is all just in theory of course, since any type of fashioned silencer is illegal and I'd never do anything like that

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A 20 ounce bottle works well with a 22, wrap the end of the barrel with some electrical tape until the bottle can be slightly twisted on to hold. You don't need any packing material or anything in the bottle. The first shot will be loud like normal, after that it should be quiet. Now for those who want to shoot any distance with this setup you will have to use subsonic ammo. The bottle or any other silencer for that matter will not stop the "crack" heard as the bullet breaks the sound barrier, but for short distance stuff shooting something like a Ruger 10\22 you'll basically just hear the bolt noises. This is all just in theory of course, since any type of fashioned silencer is illegal and I'd never do anything like that
Can you tell me why an empty chamber on the end of a gun barrel would silence it? Because I can tell you why it would do a lot more with some sort of baffling. A la poly fill.

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I can only tell you that and empty bottle has worked really well in all the 22 rifle applications that I've used (in theory of course), I've never tried it with any type packing.

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I heard an oil filter with a hole drilled in the center of the end worked . Anyone hear of that ?
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Same shit that's in a muffler. Any amount of designs, bafflng, angles etc.

Just remember, legally to make one, you have to file a Form 1 pay the $200 tax, signatures, photo, fingerprints, etc.
old thread...but the damn can is expensive. Id like to play with one, but not for $700 + $200 tax stamp

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You could, you know, buy one. I got mine for $400 including stamp...
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You could, you know, buy one. I got mine for $400 including stamp...
If you don't mind me asking, where?
All for $400.00 U.S. is a hell of a deal.
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I priced a YHM mite to a guy today for $309 plus tax and $200 tax That was the stainless model the al model was $279 If you look around you can find em cheap Sturm and AR15.com are good starting places

I bought my QD wraith for $228 delivered plus $200tax
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old thread...but the damn can is expensive. Id like to play with one, but not for $700 + $200 tax stamp
All depends on models, manufacture, and application. Just like cars
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I priced a YHM mite to a guy today for $309 plus tax and $200 tax That was the stainless model the al model was $279 If you look around you can find em cheap Sturm and AR15.com are good starting places

I bought my QD wraith for $228 delivered plus $200tax
Thanks, that gives me an idea.
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