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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: 2428

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: 5
Views: 2364

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: 2081

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: 2831

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: 2081

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: 33
Views: 12515

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: 33
Views: 12515

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: 33
Views: 12515

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: 120
Views: 33979

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: 3880

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: 3800

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: 3800

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: 2982

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: 3800

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: 2982

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: 4
Views: 2389

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: 4454

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: 2714

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: 2714

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: 4454

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." :) :)
by Historian
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Re: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole

A perspective: Up front, make your final choice from among the highest quality cans from the few recognized top companies with stellar customer support ... not cheapest in price. Amortizing the final cost starting getting the stamp, waiting, finally the joy of pulling the can out of the box, reliabi...
by Historian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Re: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole

bwp777 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am
prepare to buy more, and more, and more.............................................................welcome to the sickness

+2 :) :)
by Historian
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Re: Finally jumping down the NFA rabbit hole

You might find following articles a good starting point: << https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gear-review-rugged-suppressors-obsidian45/ >> << https://www.gemtech.com/silencers.html?caliber=24 >> << https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE27YJ-j4HA >> They all work on the inimitable 1911A1. Wishing you a ...
by Historian
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?
Replies: 33
Views: 12515

Re: Silencer on a gas delayed blowback pistol?

Thank you for pointing out this new CCP piece that I had no knowledge of. Concept is intriguing but the reviews seem to tally with my first impression of it. The inimitable Walther original PPK is the standard whence following few lines stem: 1. Take down for cleaning is reported to be complex in co...
by Historian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: "..haven't cleaned my gun in long time"
Replies: 1
Views: 2912

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

Asked '..what is a C96"

<< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOS3dliHK_o >>

And with its accompanying shoulder stock it is
a joy to shoot.

Once saw photo of one with a suppressor on it
but cannot recall where. If anyone has a photo
of one please post.


Best.