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by T-Rex
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Turbocharger baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Turbocharger baffles

You can buy the solvent cones and cups for ~$20/ea. I'm not sure those turbines are going to be as cheap or that they'll perform any where near what you're envisioning, with or without holes drilled in them. I don't see those blades forcing the gas to the outer wall anymore than a cone feature or ke...
by T-Rex
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Turbocharger baffles
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Turbocharger baffles

I don't see how you expect this to perform beyond the abilities of the base structure, being a radial baffle. As I'm sure you're aware, those fins would be rotated, at high rpm, to compress a gas and force it into a tunnel. This is exactly the opposite of what you're trying to accomplish with a supp...
by T-Rex
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Need help on a .30 cal build
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Need help on a .30 cal build

EastTxHorn wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 pm
I'm looking for 1.625 tube and end cap. Any suggestions? DM is out and has been.
http://form1suppressor.boards.net/thread/4158/solvent-trap-companies-updated-list
by T-Rex
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Machining 416
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Machining 416

I've never made baffles from it, but have used barrel cutoffs for thread protectors and brakes. Cuts great. You should know your machine so push it till you can't :wink:
by T-Rex
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey

My memory on it is hazy, but wasn't the issue with the Sig brake that it had a shoulder at the rear and a nut at the front, thereby allowing it to be made into a suppressor simply by installing a tube? Same thing that got a bunch of similar Chinese "muzzle brakes" seized recently? There were 2 big ...
by T-Rex
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey

Sig expressed design intent for end users to put tubes over their muzzle brakes This is irrelevant and never revealed in the actual court case. Sig presented a design that had a purpose other than that of a silencer. Which makes it, by definition, not silencer. If you read the court case, the only ...
by T-Rex
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: if it quacks like a duck but walks like a turkey

poikilotrm wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:22 pm
All you have yo say is you were making a muzzle brake.
Ask Sig how well that worked-out for them :roll:
by T-Rex
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Purchasing 17-4
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Purchasing 17-4

What do you consider a "long stick"? From a metal supplier, sticks are usually between 20-21'LG. You can't usually get anything over 6' shipped to you, it'd have to go freight$$. I checked my local supplier and they have nothing in manageable lengths, in their drops section. Check out these guys. Th...
by T-Rex
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 17-4 pipe supplier
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: 17-4 pipe supplier

I'm not aware of pipe being available in 17-4. Are you referring to Tube? There was a member here who used to sell it, to other members. I think it was Bender? Have you considered welding the stack, sans tube, or using Ti? Ti would probably be the same cost as a small quantity of 17-4 tube. A tubele...
by T-Rex
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Jacketed tube for 50 BMG?
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: Jacketed tube for 50 BMG?

If you really want a 50BMG can, slow down and rethink. 2" will not be enough. I wouldn't go smaller than 2.5", unless you've made a couple and have experimented with designs. A 50bmg having a chamber pressure equal to 55kpsi and a barrel length of 26" Your muzzle pressure will be ~11kpsi or roughly ...
by T-Rex
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Lots of holes
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Lots of holes

If the majority of the links to the pics in the archives weren't lost, you'd see this design has been tried, in more ways than one. The idea is sound, but it didn't look to pan-out. At least, not for those experimenting. Maybe there's avenues that weren't tried? Possibly, add some packing to the coa...
by T-Rex
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help threading barrel
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Help threading barrel

mr fixit wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:18 pm

Cant see the pic. thought it was because i was at work, but cant see it at home either.
Hmm, works on all my devices.
Anyway, here's a link
by T-Rex
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help threading barrel
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Help threading barrel

Cuz pics of catheads :)

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I just threaded a junk of 1018, so it fit the spindle.
Welded a piece of 2-1/2 or 3" CS pipe to that.
Turned the OD true.
D&T all the socket-head screw holes.
by T-Rex
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Barrel Shroud to Avoid SBR Designation
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Barrel Shroud to Avoid SBR Designation

I'm with the crowd, on this one.
It's not an SBR until assembled, this is from ATF's mouth and case law.
Also, there's no intent to build an unregistered NFA firearm, as he's pinning it to legal length.
by T-Rex
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Inconel supplier
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Inconel supplier

Honestly, just check ebay, for the small stuff. Here's one
by T-Rex
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Double check resources... 458 socom form 1
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Double check resources... 458 socom form 1

I think 1.5 x 9 is going to be a bit small. The Bowers Vers 458 is 1.75 x 11.25. That's >150% larger internal volume. As far as pressures, I wouldn't be too worried. I think the 458 chamber Pmax is something like 35k. That's nothing. Coupled with a large chamber and bore volume, your muzzle pressure...
by T-Rex
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Imagine This Salesman Showing Up At Our Home
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: Imagine This Salesman Showing Up At Our Home

Historian, I somehow knew the exact pic you linked, from "1950s Salesman station wagon", alone :D
by T-Rex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Baffles rattle in the tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 1465

Re: Baffles rattle in the tube?

How about making the tube a tad shorter?
by T-Rex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 Blueprints
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Form 1 Blueprints

The Leonidas, by Liberty, is what you want to search for.
by T-Rex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Suppressor can without tax stamp
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

Re: Suppressor can without tax stamp

There are sites that sell components called "solvent traps". You can buy these, to form 1, and design your own stack.

Surefire isn't selling you a tube. Not only would it be illegal, but it's part of a proprietary system.
by T-Rex
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 300 Black Out Welded Can
Replies: 35
Views: 2742

Re: 300 Black Out Welded Can

304 and 316 always want to warp. You need to either design around it or compensate with weld fixtures and setups. If need be, I'll attach large Al blocks near the weld, to absorb heat. I always do a couple test pieces to ensure I have the setting correct. The fixture works perfectly. It took a coupl...
by T-Rex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 300 Black Out Welded Can
Replies: 35
Views: 2742

Re: 300 Black Out Welded Can

I do have a question for T-Rex that I think will also help the OP. How much did your 5.56 can move after welding? Did you have any noticeable distortion using your DIY positioner? Any lessons learned that you can share on the welding? While I'm sure the parts had some final settling, it was nothing...
by T-Rex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Turning 17-4 (A)
Replies: 27
Views: 2815

Re: Turning 17-4 (A)

I got the best chips from interior profiling and an, IIRC, SCLR insert. For the exterior, I do believe I have CNMG. My insert game isn't very strong, but I've found what seems to work and what doesn't. I have a good selection of inserts and bars, but have yet to spend a dime. I received a good deal ...
by T-Rex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Turning 17-4 (A)
Replies: 27
Views: 2815

Re: Turning 17-4 (A)

My SB 9A is from, IIRC, 1947. I was able to use carbide tooling and take quite generous cuts. It's a nice metal to work with, especially for being stainless.
by T-Rex
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Drilling Misshap
Replies: 62
Views: 9718

Re: Drilling Misshap

alordnapa wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Do you mean "Austenitic" ?
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