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by Historian
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Greg Latka USPatent 5,029,512
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Greg Latka USPatent 5,029,512

Innovative, creative, and 'longest' suppressor in a short can via new physics principle. Paulson's "Silencer ..History and Performance Vol. 22, P202, discusses the Helical Free-Flow Suppressor design. For those who are new to this board the story of Greg Latka and his innovative 'longest suppressor ...
by Historian
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Wire EDM New 'Lathe' For Intricate Suppressor Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Wire EDM New 'Lathe' For Intricate Suppressor Parts

Under the aegis of 'mythic thinking' bestowed on me by over 3/4th of a century, for home use I envision the availability of EDM single wire and pull-through.This would give the ability to reify fanciful sketches of baffles 'waffle sandwiches' of circular mazes. The first example can be seen in the Y...
by Historian
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Wire EDM New 'Lathe' For Intricate Suppressor Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Wire EDM New 'Lathe' For Intricate Suppressor Parts

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBueWfzb7P0 >> << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfNPkqDOqd4 >> This weekend a family member who has just completed a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering told me about his advances in Wire EDM. Among the various YouTubes the above exposition had in it an intricate...
by Historian
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: TBA Sicario v. Russian APB Design
Replies: 0
Views: 159

TBA Sicario v. Russian APB Design

Recently saw a .22 TBA Sicario MKIV Silenced Pistol* in action. Immediately intrigued by the well designed package. Elegant visual profile with an efficient suppressor combination. And surprised by how its sound level was comparable to current cans. First time a new system is being considered. Metal...
by Historian
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: As we wait for a form 1.
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: As we wait for a form 1.

Welcome. As you are 'rolling-your-own' prudence dictates that you purchase a Surefire Suppressor Alignment Rod from Midway especially along the 10" length you are building in Aluminum. In comparison to having to get another stamp resulting from misalignment the precision rod's cost is in the backgro...
by Historian
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Liberals Should Not Take Chinese-Virus Vaccine
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Liberals Should Not Take Chinese-Virus Vaccine

Shocking anonymous rumors being bruted about is that President Trump has conspired with the vaccine manufactures to genetically insert a RNA strand that targets liberals and especially Democrats in Congress that will comprise their immune systems and accelerate their succumbing to cancer and other d...
by Historian
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Useful Small Lath Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Useful Small Lath Tool

Here is a well done tutorial from a talented Hellene machinist for making a tool_post-drilling-Jig . Could be useful for making end-cap disassembly removing tools, marking and drilling start holes for mono-cores, and countless of other projects. A particularly useful and transferrable demonstration ...
by Historian
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: How Would Ghandi Deal With Screaming Protesters
Replies: 2
Views: 301

How Would Ghandi Deal With Screaming Protesters

Just saw 'Ghandi' the movie which inspired a peaceful solution for say Senator Mitch McConnell to lovingly tone down and soothe the protesters chanting outside his home each night. I remembered the quotation: " Music has the power to enchant even the roughest of people. This proverb comes from the p...
by Historian
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form-1 TI suppressor new build ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Form-1 TI suppressor new build ideas

Instructive and 'humorous' YouTube on how engineers do destructive testing on cans. You have to love 'red-neck' engineering. :) :) Seriously, it would be interesting to see a thick acrylic tube on a .22 rimfire for each of the major rimfires. No guessing on what design novelties could arise. For exa...
by Historian
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: New guy saying hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: New guy saying hello.

Welcome to this outpost of firearms-curiosa connoisseurs. It is heartening to see that there still exist folks who appreciate the value of preserving their hearing while relishing the excitement and mystique associated with firearms suppressors: US OSS WW2, British SOE, Jungles of NAM, Mossad, CIA, ...
by Historian
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Use of Gun Magnets
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Use of Gun Magnets

Some years ago the NRA promoted a very strong flat magnet. It 'slaps' onto a steel cabinet and for example holds a PPK amazingly tightly and out of sight. It also can be screwed into wood and placed overhead in a ship galley, etc. Also a Hi Power flat slab is held securely. People never seem to look...
by Historian
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: New to cans Sig SRD762 questions, pretty lost
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: New to cans Sig SRD762 questions, pretty lost

To put things into perspective: Helpful info from net you might find useful: " Most modern AR-15 barrels will come in three twist rates: 1:9, 1:8, and 1:7. The 1:9 barrel is best for stabilizing lighter and mid-weight bullets between 45 and 77 grains. The 1:8 twist barrel is the most versatile of th...
by Historian
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Hi Standard
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Hi Standard

I admire your work, Sir! And your obvious skill for safely disassembling the HD. It was a bit trying for my simple 'Southern Boy' patience and tolerance for OCD cleaning after each shoot when I had one ... though admittedly its accuracy was was on par with my S&W 41. Again, well done. Wild Bill Dono...
by Historian
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D

Excellent idea Historian! I will have to make one of those. I will let you know how it goes. Great! Here is a YouTube by Larry Potterfield MidWay using this set up. << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQaHX38jcgY >> << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWu-7EKej-o >> Though it would be over-kill for y...
by Historian
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D

The excellent advice and wisdom of the Good Captain reminded me ... unrepentant tool junkie (URTJ) :) ... of the Wheeler Barrel Vise with wood bushings . It has been more than once a life saver, and preventer of long stream-of-epithets. Eg., Midway USA : Product #: 226100 * << https://www.midwayusa....
by Historian
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: OSS Helix 5.56 stuck on RDB-D

Another possible culprit could be that threads on can were machined to 65% fit and not 55% which would reduce binding. In the past folks machining their own have made the threads too tightly and even worse under a scope you could see the poor threading One calibration point: though sounding like a b...
by Historian
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: New Hi Standard
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: New Hi Standard

Sir, my sincere admiration for your excellent taste in .22s. Those lucky enough to have been blessed in acquiring an S&W 41 Bully Barrel with its 1:8 twist (stabilizes the Aguila 65 'fatties') before the esteem Ray retired experience rare firearms perfection. For those who wish to see how that magni...
by Historian
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Need To Critique This Design
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Need To Critique This Design

Well, now you have done it! ATF will be kicking down Grainger's door by the end of the day! Well said, Sir! Thank you for sharing your subtle sense of humor. I hope it is not taken seriously by some as has been done in past. Yet after checking out Grainger Catalog I was shocked, shocked that gambli...
by Historian
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Need To Critique This Design
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Need To Critique This Design

Picking up on Hatchetjoe's perceptive idea of using your tube as a modified snorkel one way to do this is to machine each end cap threaded with lips 1.75" to fit into a 1.75" I.D. threaded tube. Image like end thread Grainger Aluminum Tube: << https://www.grainger.com/product/5ZM18?gclid=EAIaIQobChM...
by Historian
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: 2020 draft Democrat party gun objectives--War on the 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: 2020 draft Democrat party gun objectives--War on the 2nd

"...prevent individuals who have been convicted of hate crimes from possessing firearms. " Hmm. Hate crimes perhaps such as being Christian, Jewish, conservative, White, reading the wrong books, wanting to defend self and family, resist defunding the police, eliminate ICE/Coast Guard/ Army/Air Force...
by Historian
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: New Hi Standard
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: New Hi Standard

Kudos, Sir!! Nice work. Thank you for sharing and brightening up our day. I long ago had a Hi Standard HD Military .22 Pistol. Its take down had to be done carefully else it would jam. Like the Nambu which had more springs to fly around. In contrast, 1965 Smith & Wesson 41 has been as effortless to ...
by Historian
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: ATF Delegating Stamp Application At Gun Dealers
Replies: 0
Views: 247

ATF Delegating Stamp Application At Gun Dealers

Abject disgust with videos of our brave children/bothers/sisters/grand-children in Blue having their eyes burned out with green lasers, burned with fire works, battered with steel balls and yet none of these re-players of 1930's German National Socialist brown-shirts are being prosecuted. On the con...
by Historian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: New member questions
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: New member questions

Please look at my recent post on the NOVUS multi-caliber suppressor to see if it would fulfill your needs. Yes, at first you will gasp at the price! But look at it from a view point gleaned from over three quarters of a century. Buying the 'best' once is cheaper and more satisfying than purchasing '...
by Historian
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells

Sorry for time lag in reply. Wipe tube with DOT 5 soaked cleaning patch; drop baffles into a small bowl of same and wipe with the patch. . Over the years on other sites this 'gunsmithing kink' has been mentioned and attested to. Works. Added factoid; 50% solution of acetone + 50% solution of transmi...
by Historian
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: NOVUS Multi-Caliber System
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: NOVUS Multi-Caliber System

Added informative article for those interested:

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