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by Historian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: "..haven't cleaned my gun in long time"
Replies: 0
Views: 27

"..haven't cleaned my gun in long time"

Over the years there are some folks who show their arms and cans and off handedly state that they do not dutifully clean their arms after a day of shooting. Being on the antipodal end of the scale all weapons and accessories are religiously cleaned, inspected, oiled, put away on sheepskin cases,etc....
by Historian
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Banish 22
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Banish 22

Was recently pointed to an interesting .22 can, the Banish 22 . First time I heard of this product and company that manufactures it. Its construction seems quite intriguing and many compliment the brothers who own company. Does any one here have extended info, e.g, Its Db rating v. MASK HD? Continua...
by Historian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: My poorman James Bond gun
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: My poorman James Bond gun

Nicely done, Sir. In keeping with " The Man With The Golden Gun ". Also your shoulder holster is a great piece of leather work. Did you make it yourself? Eons ago with awl, punch, etc., made a rather presentable copy of original "Winston Churchill" C96 holster so I know what it would have taken you ...
by Historian
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Schalldämpfer After-Burner
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Schalldämpfer After-Burner

Ah, WhiteRussian1974, my friend, you are correct.

As Casanova once said he was mistaken in thinking that the first
thing to go is one's memory. :lol:

So happy to see you back.

Stay safe.


Best
by Historian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: A short video of my Form 1 45 acp suppressor
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: A short video of my Form 1 45 acp suppressor

Congratulations to our younger generation who appreciate the beauty of an efficient can and their intelligence of saving their hearing. Thank you for video. Pass HPA, Mitch. Many of us want to help the economy by getting the latest and greatest for our NM .45, FN Browning Hi Power ( 'pimped out' wit...
by Historian
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: "Is It A Bird? Is It A ..."
Replies: 1
Views: 517

"Is It A Bird? Is It A ..."

Back in 1940's Superman comics ( had first copy but lovely grandmother tossed out all my comics in 1950s ...gasp ) a crowd said: "Look up the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman." In 1950s Mad Comics: "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? SPLAT!! Its a BIRD!" 2020: Qassem Suleimani in his ca...
by Historian
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: B&T VP9 Welrod 9mm Silenced Pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: B&T VP9 Welrod 9mm Silenced Pistol

Added information: Around 2013 on NFA Talk there was posted
the detailed plan/specs for the original Welrod. Some made one as a home-build.

Great information on a great site.
by Historian
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: B&T VP9 Welrod 9mm Silenced Pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 749

B&T VP9 Welrod 9mm Silenced Pistol

I inadvertantly found a reference to a modern version
of the WW2 SOE Welrod. Most delightful. When HPA
passes this has made it to top of list.

Anyone here have one? Or has information detail?

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzPVYglh5xs >>
by Historian
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 6.5 CM First Form 1
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: 6.5 CM First Form 1

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMdb0nhTE4A >> and other YouTube starting points for anodizing aluminum. Caswell quite good: << https://www.caswellplating.com/anodizing-products/anodizing-kits.html >> Tutorial: << https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=qr-zd6StOOw&feature=emb_logo >> Best.
by Historian
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Snorkel Suppressor Design
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Snorkel Suppressor Design

John, your observation is correct, especially given the latest stellar DeadAir Mask, etc. The intent of the post was two fold: First, to document a long ago British, not well known at all, unique can by the esteemed Parker Hale company in the 1960s when they were still in operation. It indeed manife...
by Historian
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Snorkel Suppressor Design
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Snorkel Suppressor Design

In previous posts I mentioned once seen in 1960s at Parker Hale's 'back room' a unique .22 suppressor ... surprisingly marked "MM1" like their standard cupped baffle MM1s ... that there has been no reference to in the literature thereafter. A Unicorn? As memory serves it was about 6.5" long, ± , alu...
by Historian
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Pelosi Angling To Be First Female Vice President
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Pelosi Angling To Be First Female Vice President

End of the year observations. Cui Bono? Who benefits if the DemoNrats evict our President? Speaker of the House becomes Vice President when Pence moved up. We must look where the old cow's scrawny fingers are pointing to and not at her spastic hand. In a Twilight Zone like episode, who could possibl...
by Historian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Schalldämpfer After-Burner
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Schalldämpfer After-Burner

2020's roaring in has precipitated a major clean out of a whole file drawer of sketches and articles collected since 1965. It is heartening to see wild a** ideas dreamed up, especially during interminable and tedious program reviews, masterfully improved upon and with today's lathes and mills elegan...
by Historian
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: And Some Complain About Machining M/K-Baffles
Replies: 0
Views: 881

And Some Complain About Machining M/K-Baffles

Everything should be put in perspective. :)

Beautiful machining that inspires.

<< https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/com ... post149050 >>

Happy New Year , with HPA's passage.
by Historian
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Movie quiet
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Movie quiet

Are you referring to this one? https://youtu.be/fyBNJ_31uQc Pretty darn quiet, even allowing for the inevitable camera microphone cutting out on every shot. It's sort of funny how we quiet plinking enthusiasts have to learn to 'hear through' distortions such as those generated by well-intentioned m...
by Historian
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Movie quiet
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Movie quiet

The quietest .22 can was the +6 SIGMA can PTK showed on YouTube years ago ... and sorrowfully has removed ... inferring from 'photo analysis it measured around 10" ± 1". Estimated diameter was 1.125" ±.25". ( NRO* could not improve on this analysis :) ) He stated K-baffles, SS, ..." it will out last...
by Historian
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Stepped Baffles versus Cones
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Stepped Baffles versus Cones

Addendum: I upgraded my QCTP set to OXA* from AXA. They are steel and
not Aluminum. Put latter on back-up NOS Atlas 618 I assembled.



* <<https://littlemachineshop.com/products/ ... &category= >>
by Historian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Stepped Baffles versus Cones
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Stepped Baffles versus Cones

ECCO, many thanks for the eye-popping images of your dream shop! What a lovely visual Christmas gift you have given. I so enjoyed your "..Nearly every part I make for suppressors gets chucked up on the 618 at least once. .." When I first bought my 618 from my friend's widow many-years ago I set out ...
by Historian
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Stepped Baffles versus Cones
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Stepped Baffles versus Cones

John A., Good Captain, and ECCO, your knowledge and guidance is a refreshing Christmas ( not Holiday :) ) present of knowledge. My admiration for all of you is again ineffable! ECCO,your machining talent is true eye-candy. It took me a few seconds to process your inspiring machining/design skills. S...
by Historian
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Stepped Baffles versus Cones
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Stepped Baffles versus Cones

Last week after a match topic arose if the extra effort some put into making stepped baffles is measurably better than just straight cones. First WAG would be that extra turbulence induced should ... a weighted 'should' .... cause a measurable sound reduction. Any gray beards here have some technica...
by Historian
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: gps jammer
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: gps jammer

Or ..... A sheet of aluminum foil wrapping cell phone makes a Faraday cage ...
signal lost, no tracking, 2 cents of foil. :D :D :D


No destroyed phone, also.
by Historian
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: AOC's New Code_Name: wAckOC
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: AOC's New Code_Name: wAckOC

Growing up I never knowingly had any personal interactions with Jews. I, or anyone that I knew had any way to differentiate them from any other decent member of the community. I really got to know Jewish people for the first time in college, I liked and respected them and was invited into several h...
by Historian
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Drilling Misshap
Replies: 62
Views: 11329

Re: Drilling Misshap

Forgive if using a center drill has been mentioned before but pleasant afterglow from a most enjoyable Thanksgiving feast precluded reading carefully ... if guys really ever read instructions 'carefully' anyway. "Center drills are intended to be used to create a hole suitable for a lathe center. The...
by Historian
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: AOC's New Code_Name: wAckOC
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: AOC's New Code_Name: wAckOC

That disgusting DemoNrats are allowed to spew vile hatred with impunity is an affront to all decent folks in our country. spewing vile hatred is a form of protected free speech. You are literally currently discussing your hatred of her. Au contraire, mon ami. [ If you are Québécois ] You are totall...
by Historian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Steel_Tempering Chart
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Steel_Tempering Chart

Useful info to put in your 'gunsmithing kinks' folder.


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