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by Historian
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Silencer Reviews
Topic: Suppressor Review of SAK Vs Parker Hale UK
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Suppressor Review of SAK Vs Parker Hale UK

Addendum: Got sent a pointer to the latest release of the new Parker Hale ... mono core ... can which breaks with over 80 year Maxim design. Seems such a half-monocore design. No specs that I can find. Some might find this interesting: << https://www.airgunshooting.co.uk/news/review-accurate-rimfire...
by Historian
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Silencer Reviews
Topic: Suppressor Review of SAK Vs Parker Hale UK
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Suppressor Review of SAK Vs Parker Hale UK

To lighten up another dreary 'lockdown Chi-Com-Virus day' by presenting this fun review of British silencer comparison: << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvhMuBZ1a0 >> Seems that British silencers can reach the low'.. 85 Db Range'. What do they know that our great American cans like DeadAir HD, et...
by Historian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: first silencer build or buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: first silencer build or buy

If you go the route of building your own can seriously consider purchasing " Geissele* suppressor alignment rods. " It is eye opening when this was done on some .22 pistols with 'home-brew' cans to discover that the can concentricity was so way off that the rod was touching the exit rim. No Pelosi! ...
by Historian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors

#40Fan, glad I cleared it up. Tried to lighten things up during this Chi-Com WuHan created disaster. It has often been pointed out that a suppressor is a benign addition to a firearm that preserves human hearing, whose benefits clearly outweigh any false fears of venal politicians. The above satiric...
by Historian
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors

#40Fan wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Is someone pulling your leg, or are you pulling ours?

Read Headline date WSJ 2022 A.D.:
[WSJ = Wall Street Journal]

Satire with germ of truth.

All men are genetically programmed never read carefully. :) :)

Best
by Historian
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Politicians Push For All New Firearms Have Suppressors

WSJ 2022 A.D.: "Having been reelected by winning 46 States President Trump has been implored to sign the bill ' Senate and Congressional Suppressor Hearing Protection Act' that legislates that all firearms henceforth produced must have at least a 6" suppressor attached to them. Any Firearm that is t...
by Historian
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: first silencer build or buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: first silencer build or buy

'Squeaky voice from back of darkened auditorium' : first buy to enjoy and avoid possible disappointment. Great heavy duty long lasting cans; buy the BEST up front even if requires saving, e.g., DeadAir, etc. Then have fun second go around and machine in leisure. "Hey squeaky voice, put a sock in it!...
by Historian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SOS-45
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: SOS-45

<< https://rebelsilencers.com >> Sad news they posted: "Hello Patriots, Dealers and Customers. I have some unfortunate news. Value Cans LLC (DBA Rebel Silencers) no longer has an FFL . Currently, we cannot accept any new orders, or complete warranty work. All order forms have been suspended and are ...
by Historian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Expandable Mandrel & Reamers
Replies: 0
Views: 2128

Expandable Mandrel & Reamers

Keith Rucker has had many instructive videos from which I have derived some useful techniques. Some future young members might incorporate in some innovative experimentation. It was like stepping into a time-machine and going back to the 1955 machine shop but with a classy and pleasant-soul machinis...
by Historian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SOS-45
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: SOS-45

Why not contact Rebel directly?

Am I wrong but is it not considered 'a silencer '
by itself?

Please illuminate.
by Historian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?
Replies: 32
Views: 10004

Re: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?

Addendum: My personal cure when things run off the rails is to hear about someone who has had life toss them knuckle balls and are given No-Respect!. This worked yesterday: << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGvnHvba_b0 >> Play a set of Rodney Dangerfield and after you have picked yourself off the f...
by Historian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?
Replies: 32
Views: 10004

Re: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?

Redundant post erased. Sorry
by Historian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?
Replies: 32
Views: 10004

Re: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?

I ruined both my barrel blanks. I'm furious. I don't have any spare cash to buy more. Nothing has gone my way in a long time. It will be a while before I try again. We in this small 'elite' band of brothers have total empathy! We all have been there and by the grace of the Universe are still standi...
by Historian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 45 Cal Suppressor Design Review
Replies: 119
Views: 30211

Re: 45 Cal Suppressor Design Review

Colo32, an unbridled standing ovation on your stellar machining and execution! It is stunning to see the evolution from the Institute's first 1960 demo of controlling a milling machine with a computer to mill an ashtray with a hyperbolic saddle, whose S/W based on simple vector analysis, to marvelin...
by Historian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Eccentric when wet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: Eccentric when wet?

Good Captain.

I am intrigued by the grooved metal cylinder
in lower left of photo. How did you grove
it internally as well as outside?

All pretty, masterful, exemplary work.

Best.
by Historian
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Resin printing a silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: Resin printing a silencer

Thank you all for the eye-opening and astonishing updates on the progress that has taken a quantum leap in 3D printing. Joyous news. This lead me to discovering "SIG Introduces 3D Printed Silencers in Titanium and Inconel". An " Astonishing Science Fiction " idea for a computer controlled layering f...
by Historian
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Resin printing a silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: Resin printing a silencer

fishman wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:56 pm
We already have 3D printed titanium silencers
Wow! Please supply some sources of this exciting
advancement.

Best.
by Historian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Practice material
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Re: Practice material

The Good Captain's astute advice should be taken seriously. May I add to the list a na easy to build a tool I have found very useful more times than I can count: A Lathe Hand Crank << http://www.bazmonaut.com/machines/hobbymat-prazi-md65-lathe/hand-crank-for-threading/ >> << https://www.youtube.com/...
by Historian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Resin printing a silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: Resin printing a silencer

This was an interesting video.

One can envision in the near future
a recipe of metallic particles included
in printing cans. Then the final step
would require hardening by cooking in an oven.

Brave new world.
by Historian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Practice material
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Re: Practice material

Something you might consider is using DELRIN (Acetal Homopolymers) rod, e.g., 1.25" Diameter for practicing techniques, prototyping, and modeling. If your goal is to cut say a 1.024" thread on an aluminum 7075 rod, first mirroring each step in the process with Delrin will expose problems with thread...
by Historian
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Caliber
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Caliber

In addition, when wipes were legal there was a noticeable gain in reduction. A smaller diameter front cap could prove interesting. In a long ago forgotten time OCONUS an armorer machined a .45 can from a solid 1.65" (?) ± diameter, 8"+ aluminum stock. For grins he also made a front end cap with a .3...
by Historian
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 3910

Re: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole

Congratulations on a top choice. Your due diligence and buying quality will delivery many happy and safe years of shooting ... especially in long configuration. Thank you for update. Best! Suggest: Anti-Seize on threads; #5 DOT silicone brake fluid soak..then..wipe for tube and baffles, will make cl...
by Historian
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: High precision homemade mini lathe.
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: High precision homemade mini lathe.

Addendum: Student learned something else in that machine shop that no previous nor later degrees could ever rival: Epithets at the lathes, parts, engineers, broken tools, etc.,that were eye opening, pungent, and surpassed only by drunken Russian officers who could string a non-repeating stream of 'c...
by Historian
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: High precision homemade mini lathe.
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: High precision homemade mini lathe.

its amazing what can be produced in a garage. machinist are some of the smartest people I know. im not one of those people I second your astute observation! In the early 1960's, using only large WW2 American Iron, the Institute machinists turned out parts that rival what present day numerically con...
by Historian
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 3910

Re: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole

buy once cry once +2, Sir! Another Bon Mot that concurs was made by a buddy who said ( before he met the one girl of his dreams and has happily married ever since ) : " A happy bachelor is a man who never made the same mistake ONCE! " Put in place of "bachelor" ..."Suppressor Buyer." :) :)