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by Capt. Link.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Final Plea for Freedom
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Final Plea for Freedom

The paranoid elect has 65,000 troops mountains of sandbags and miles of barbwire turning D.C. into Beirut on the Potomac. There is something unnerving about the need to vet military personnel as to political party. For whom are they loyal to. I have never subscribed to conspiracy theory's but I can ...
by Capt. Link.
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: end cap hole diameters.
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: end cap hole diameters.

End cap hole clearance is up to accuracy of build, length of suppressor and baffle choice. I would start with .060 over bullet diameter and go up from there. I would also employ a machinist to put any suppressor together. You could build a jig that had micro adjustments, but then you would have a ma...
by Capt. Link.
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Baffle Stack Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Baffle Stack Advice

whiterussian1974 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:54 pm
Capt. Link: I think that it's your use of "nested" that's confusing him.

I think that you MEANT to say, "linearly sequential."
"Close spaced"
by Capt. Link.
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Baffle Stack Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Baffle Stack Advice

dma wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:19 pm
Capt. Link. wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:03 am
The use of frustoconical baffles nested together 10-12 with the cones should net low spl #.
I was able to find a few patents mentioning this, but are there any good visual representations of this concept?
Radial = frustoconical
https://i.imgur.com/NF8u2Ax.jpg
by Capt. Link.
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Baffle Stack Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Baffle Stack Advice

A stainless blast chamber liner is not truly needed but if you need a spacer double butte the piece to keep it light. https://images.app.goo.gl/QgKVcNtsdrkUgubMA I would build for subsonic performance and maximum strength for the 30's. Cones are very strong so putting them up front would be good eng...
by Capt. Link.
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

Adding a dimple's like a k baffle increases performance and using them eccentrically makes a wonderful suppressor. -CL By dimple, do you mean the scoop? Can you post a pic to demonstrate what this means? Thanks Yes I mean the scoop or what passes for a slanted sidewall these days. https://images.ap...
by Capt. Link.
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

I believe baffles in Vaime's can were Aluminum cast, not plastic ones, at least for AK. Friend of mine used it during the 1980's and he was very impressed by noise reduction. The Vaime's baffles/spacers were made of cast Aluminum possibly the first to do this! They were a breakthrough of the day. T...
by Capt. Link.
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

Captain Link, I would turn the crankshaft in one piece. I'm not a skilled welder. I can stick metal together , but if there was a red flag law for people with welders then anyone that cared for me would turn me in. I would use a barrel blank or bar stock at length, thread it for the weapon, and the...
by Capt. Link.
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

[/quote] Thank you, brother. I found this most interesting article on Qual-A-Tec by Douglas Olsen*. The story of an operator actually using the Hush-Puppy in the field on the goose was also relayed by Major Dick Culver. ". .. I recall a report from a SEAL who had the task to take out the “guard goos...
by Capt. Link.
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

About a decade ago I saw a integral barrel made by I'm not sure ? for the 10-22. It had but 4 hemi shaped flat washers w/ a small hole next to the bore ( ( ( ( that helped cause turbulence. The baffles were held together with metal strap, much like Russian manufactured suppressors . The unit was a f...
by Capt. Link.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: 300 BLK Velocity by the inch
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: 300 BLK Velocity by the inch

I'm not sure if the experiment is truly needed today. The large numbers of powders and bullet weights should allow almost any velocity in almost any length barrel. I can say that many moons ago SSK claimed that the 300 whisper was optimized with a eight inch barrel. The powders of the day were limit...
by Capt. Link.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

A favorite baffle of mine was developed by H&K for the MP5SD. It uses square tubing inside a round tube. This baffle netted 33db in 9mm. Using the same design and dimensions a .22 large volume integral should net even more and allow simple barrel tension for match accuracy. Most of the work can be ...
by Capt. Link.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

Charles Albert Finn worked at Qual a Tec as did Doug Olsen with other talented people.
A Mickey Finn is a drink made with Chloral hydrate aka knock out drops, possibly the basis of Tom Clancy's character.
-CL
by Capt. Link.
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 8mm Mauser Form 1 can
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: 8mm Mauser Form 1 can

Just a opinion but a nice carbon steel tube done in a matte blue would look spectacular. You can buy DOM tubing and choose what you like for baffles. The weight is low for this material and life long if cared for. While you won't quiet the sonic boom with any suppressor, length is better than width....
by Capt. Link.
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

I have never heard of the finn type 1,2,3. I tried a search to get the idea of what you are talking about but didnt find anything. Where could one find images of the different types? The biggest leap in suppressor tech since WW2. https://patents.google.com/patent/US4588043A/en?oq=+US+4%2c588%2c043+
by Capt. Link.
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

Re: No More Solvent Traps

Kernt wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:08 pm
FWIW, I've had good luck with https://solventtrapsdirect.com/

Quality machined parts & kits and good customer service
I guess the anti kit content confused you in my post.
-CL
by Capt. Link.
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: No More Solvent Traps
Replies: 44
Views: 1506

No More Solvent Traps

With the dwindling numbers of "kit" suppliers the window is open to inventive minds. While many feel they must follow the latest commercial baffle trend they are not always the most effective or simplest to make. Finn type 1,2,3 slanted sidewall baffles still work extremely well and conserve materia...
by Capt. Link.
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 45 suppressor design
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: 45 suppressor design

Capt Link, You would recommend the single coaxial space connected only to the blast chamber, rather than using Omegas to create segmented spaces and asymmetrical flow into and out of the coaxial spaces? Would you agree about the "threads" along the coax like in the OSS Helix design? (I know that I'...
by Capt. Link.
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 45 suppressor design
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: 45 suppressor design

Overkill for a low-pressure round. No such thing as overkill in large bore low pressure designs. https://dm2305files.storage.live.com/y4mfDskx61MdWfDZ_6wszkvnrBCYnWfR_biSMHAsG2Lnpwg5IlPNQmIgOpbSPfas1NH4A3BPqf1Qqjk_H__Yj1iWuohTes9hlLpzWggMRHhaFZ8PmpPIQVC-r4yfcDoLLmM8shBthLt2c1aSqg-gElO4aDoErdmj5TbeK...
by Capt. Link.
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: “Solvent traps”
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

Re: “Solvent traps”

whiterussian1974 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:06 am

Now my cover is blown. No more undercover work at Massage Parlors.
Your towel boy days are behind you my friend. :lol:
by Capt. Link.
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Twist for subsonic 5.7x28.
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Twist for subsonic 5.7x28.

I would call Manson to make the throating reamer you will need for heavy bullets. Subsonic 60gr Aguila needs a 1-9 twist so you will need at least that. A 1-7 should cover up to 90gr .224 bullets. The terminal effect would be best if the projectile is barely stabilized...a good reason to think 1-9 t...
by Capt. Link.
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Erosion pictures - form 1 vs commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Erosion pictures - form 1 vs commercial

Matt in TN wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Aluminum .308 suppressor - holy cow!!! Used on a 12" barrel too? ;-)
Did I mention it was full auto. The pulse cut a narrow ring of pits. Another great reason not to use aluminum on
rifle calibers.
-CL
by Capt. Link.
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Zero shift
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: Zero shift

Two point mounts have been the gold standard for years for repeatable zero. Integral builds are another way of insuring the POI.
-CL
by Capt. Link.
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Building an integrally suppressed 22 barrel
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Building an integrally suppressed 22 barrel

I've built a number of integral suppressors and seen many variants over the years. Some designs are much better than others. Porting for speed control should follow H&K's MP-5SD type porting so minimal bullet deformation occurs. I prefer drilling the ports and use coaxial shells instead of "mesh" ty...
by Capt. Link.
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Erosion pictures - form 1 vs commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Erosion pictures - form 1 vs commercial

Very curious about 316 and 304 ss and how it handles 22lr. Also what would be interesting as well would be looking at wall erosion, especially in form 1s. Most form 1 suppressors will have a separate spacer for the blast chamber and most of the time it won’t be a single section, it will be 2 spacer...