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by John A.
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Paper Form1 disapproved after 12 months
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Paper Form1 disapproved after 12 months

I would imagine that there may be an "open" case involving perhaps your name. Or perhaps they tried to contact you (by mail) and it got lost or undelivered and they didn't receive a response within the 30 days? Or perhaps they got a "match" on your fingerprints. If you call the NFA branch in Martins...
by John A.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

No, I'm not really sure where you'd find them. I think Rusty said he was retiring.
by John A.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Well, some more good news with this project. Lehigh Defense is sending me some of the 254gr expanding pills to test. I know how good they were in my blackout, I expect these are going to be just as good. I should have them early next week and be able to test them out in some 5 gallon water jugs. Tha...
by John A.
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Thanks for that info yondering.

I don't have any, but am not against buying a pound of it to try the next time that I order any hazmat stuff.

I'm almost out of titegroup anyway. But I can't complain. I've had that little bottle of powder for a while now and used it for a lot of stuff.
by John A.
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

yeah, here are two recommendations if you're going to use it on the 9x39. Have a VERY short expansion chamber because this being an extremely low pressured round, you'll get a lot of FRP if you don't. Secondly, you'll have to use a larger than normal 9mm bore hole since the 9.3mm mauser bullets you'...
by John A.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Was up to 960 fps average this evening with 7.7 gr. which was as hot as I loaded today. I'm not entirely sure if I want to push it a whole lot farther. Maybe 7.9 gr, but that's about where I'm going to stop. Though I was getting no pressure signs or flattened primers and easy extraction with 7.7. Th...
by John A.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Alright, had some time to test some reloads out yesterday evening. This caliber is continuing to impress me. I think it's going to surpass the blk in my hunting spot. There are two people on this forum that have been instrumental in helping get this project off the ground and for that, I am grateful...
by John A.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

.366" (9.3mm mauser)

The factory bimetal bullets are .364"

Since these bullets are a touch fatter, and softer, I'm hoping that it gets a better gas seal, and perhaps a little better accuracy.

The factory bullets weren't inaccurate, but a guy can always hope to improve.
by John A.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

In doing some experimenting this morning, I found out that I won't be able to load the bullet as long as I had originally thought. That jammed into the throat of the chamber and pushed the bullet back quite a bit. So, I'm going to reduce the COL and will need to reduce the powder charge some too. Ho...
by John A.
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Was able to order the powder and primers which should be here early next week. I'm starting to get excited and anxious to see how it works 8) Will be using titegroup and N310. Both look pretty similar on quickload. Also, a very generous forum member has been helping out with the project making a fol...
by John A.
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

I'm going to be using 7.62x39 brass case (Winchester actually). I had a few boxes of it already so I fired them off and have them resized and ready to reprime and repowder and reload. While it's possible to convert berdan primer over to boxer primer, I'm not going that route. You can purchase once f...
by John A.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

No sir, I'm using one of my existing 9mm cans, and it already sounds better than the blk did out of the box. My next step is to test out two hand loads (N310 and Titegroup) and see what I think about them. If they get down to as quiet as I would hope, I may not have the need or the desire to pay the...
by John A.
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Not had a chance to order my powder until next week. Some unexpected bills came up, but just wanted to show the difference between a

190 Gr subsonic Nosler 308 (blackout).

And a factory wolf 278 gr 9.3mm (9.3)

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by John A.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Booster on a fixed barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Booster on a fixed barrel

When shooting with a booster on fixed barrel guns, I have seen 1 single baffle / endcap strike online which was probably due to that (though I wasn't there and maybe not - I wouldn't say with certainty) but the biggest complaint seems to be general inaccuracy resulting from it. And if there is inacc...
by John A.
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

^ Yes, that was it !! Thank you.

Very good video with a lot of information BTW. I learned a lot of things about it that I previously had never heard of.

They even experimented some with wipes in their cans.

It's kind of a long video, but anyone interested in the 9x39, would gain a lot from it.
by John A.
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Yeah, I am too. I have been interested in it since I first heard about it back in 2011 or 2012 timeframe I guess. Just the fact that a military anywhere in the world was developing and making and deploying a suppressed weapon was all that it took to interest me. There was a video on Ian's channel fr...
by John A.
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Sure, I don't mind trying almost anything once :lol: All kidding aside, as long as it's big enough to contact the lands and stabilize, all should be well. There is a company that is already making powder coated lead projo's. Not sure if you have seen them or not. May be easier just to buy some alrea...
by John A.
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Thank you Yondering. I do intend to go for the fast burners. The gas system is completely out of the equation and I'm going to just manually hand cycle everything with this project. Sometime in the future, I may put all the DI system in, maybe, if I get bored and need something to do, but I'm trying...
by John A.
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

3strucking wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Keep us posted. I wonder if mcgowen offers a remage barrel in 9x39?
KAK has them.

https://www.kakindustry.com/kak-rem-700 ... ile-barrel
by John A.
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Yondering, you've done nice work on making that. I didn't cut the rib in my mag. I did use SS mags though. In knowing that the 9x39 is based on the 7.62x39 case, I tried using a 7.62x39 magazine, but the follower was all the wrong geometry. I took the follower out and just sat 2 rounds on top of eac...
by John A.
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Semi-auto 308 host
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: Semi-auto 308 host

The FAL will require modification to the gas block system. Namely, welding it and drilling a smaller port. Not a huge job, but I don't know of anyone selling aftermarket ones for those not inclined to do it themselves. Stimpsoncat @ Fal Files has done it and is usually pretty open about specific por...
by John A.
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Suppressed subsonic caliber choice for hunting (deer/hog)
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: Suppressed subsonic caliber choice for hunting (deer/hog)

I'm in the process of building a straight pull bolt action 9x39 AR upper at the moment and I haven't done extensive testing with it yet, but it is showing a lot of promise over the 300 blk. No way that I would buy one without being able to reload for it though due to being import only ammo, and not ...
by John A.
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Finally got the barrel yesterday and was able to put a few rounds downrange using one of my 9mm F1's and wanted to share a few observations with you guys. I know that many people are comparing this cartridge as the "Russian equivelant to the Blk". I would say there are some similarities, but that's ...
by John A.
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

:lol:

Lots of good ideas floating around.

I've seen a few guys with some load data using 6.5 Grendel starline brass and 9.3mm mauser bullets.
by John A.
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9x39 project
Replies: 53
Views: 2897

Re: 9x39 project

Thanks. I can't take full credit for the overall design though. The basic principle has been in effect for many years now in England. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS6fGmYl-fM As for cutting off a bolt carrier so you can add a folding stock, there is a guy on youtube doing something similar. Only ...