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by garredondojr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 45 Cal Suppressor Design Review
Replies: 108
Views: 12842

Re: 45 Cal Suppressor Design Review

some very cool designs. on the last design I would think it would work better if you went back to the spacer that sealed the vanes on the blast baffle then have that spacer ported in an angled helix pattern like ECCO's muzzle brake shown a few posts up. otherwise your blast chamber volume would be m...
by garredondojr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Muzzle loading integral suppressor
Replies: 60
Views: 5410

Re: Muzzle loading integral suppressor

I know of the process but question if its correct or legal in this case.Way to many agents make field statements that do not reflect current law.Based upon this statement every suppressor ever built would need to be submitted first and approved.Exact copies of pre approved designs would to.Design a...
by garredondojr
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Muzzle loading integral suppressor
Replies: 60
Views: 5410

Re: Muzzle loading integral suppressor

Last time I spoke with the ATF on interpreted(a few months ago) I was told they would no longer make a determination based off plans, drawings or even comparable pre-existing approved products. I was told that I would have to build the item in question and send the sample to their tech branch and if...
by garredondojr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 22 rimfire integral build done
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: 22 rimfire integral build done

#40Fan wrote:All of the pics showing here.
same here.
by garredondojr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 22 rimfire integral build done
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: 22 rimfire integral build done

looks sweet! but how does it sound?
I take it you probably ported the barrel for the rear chamber like you discussed in your other thread?
by garredondojr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Starting a new can, titanium
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Starting a new can, titanium

looks good to me. I've never played with it either but when I was thinking of trying it most mentioned deep and heavy cuts to keep the heat in the chip rather or it could burnish/gall and harden. You don't have to take heavy cuts if you use fresh, sharp carbide tooling. As I've mentioned before in ...
by garredondojr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Starting a new can, titanium
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Starting a new can, titanium

looks good to me.

I've never played with it either but when I was thinking of trying it most mentioned fast feeds and heavy cuts to keep the heat in the chip rather the tool or work piece or it could burnish/gall and harden.
by garredondojr
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tube thickness questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: Tube thickness questions

Use stainless for the tube and internals then weld it up. Or do a tubeless design. You could go thinner by using stainless if weight is a issue. There is a thread here somewhere of a members first build if I am not mistaken, he used 4130 for the tube and welded it. It has survived many years and he...
by garredondojr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tube thickness questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: Tube thickness questions

Would someone check my math for me please? Ok so I have some scrap material I want to practice something on and I want to check my math first. I have some 1.5x.065 4130 and based off ECCO's advice I plan to run a tube thickness of .045" so if I dialed in the tube off the OD then bored the ID to 1.4...
by garredondojr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Tube thickness questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: Tube thickness questions

Would someone check my math for me please? Ok so I have some scrap material I want to practice something on and I want to check my math first. I have some 1.5x.065 4130 and based off ECCO's advice I plan to run a tube thickness of .045" so if I dialed in the tube off the OD then bored the ID to 1.41...
by garredondojr
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Aluminium with hard rod inside?
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Aluminium with hard rod inside?

Keep in mind I am using carbide inserts and you tube training at using a lathe :shock: Hey now Tubalcain and Joe Pysinski(sp?) are a wealth of knowledge. between those two and alot of great advice here thats where I learned most of what I know. Well I had a 2mo crash course in tech school but that ...
by garredondojr
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 Reflex can input
Replies: 21
Views: 7688

Re: Form 1 Reflex can input

The problem is we are not making much money because of the presence of the middlemen. Actually the final buyer gets those from middleman A who gets these from middleman B. B is my client. :? Then setup a website and manage/sell your product direct if you know what you have. sounds like a simple sol...
by garredondojr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 Reflex can input
Replies: 21
Views: 7688

Re: Form 1 Reflex can input

I have been always looking for the final distributor of these, but never found. My partner owns a CNC machining workshop. I helped to turn the designs into CAD drawings and had them machined. Why would you care if you made your money? something smells a little fishy. Probing for problems :roll:
by garredondojr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: I need help with a form 1 question on the blast chamber
Replies: 19
Views: 1849

Re: I need help with a form 1 question on the blast chamber

It is just the mounting style I want to use. No special reason. It would be nice just to make a can from scratch. But, (A) I am not a machinist, (B) I don't have any machinist tools, and (C) kids cost too damn much to go buy the tools. I will hopefully have a nice fun workshop in 8 years. My younge...
by garredondojr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: I need help with a form 1 question on the blast chamber
Replies: 19
Views: 1849

Re: I need help with a form 1 question on the blast chamber

I think you'll find that most of us here build our own. The maglight (b,c,d) tubes aren't very common. the 24 tpi options from diversified machine and the like are a better suited to most builds. I could be wrong but the main reason you won't see direct thread adapters like that here is why not run ...
by garredondojr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 1st suppressor build.. Advise on tolerances. .22lr pistol
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 1st suppressor build.. Advise on tolerances. .22lr pistol

YA, i may thin out the outer tube just to shave some weight. I was planning a 1" blast chamber. Is that ok? should i shrink or enlarge that? 603SS is the same a 17-4PH. The mill i work at makes it so i kind of have an unlimited supply. 630SS maybe? if you have an unlimited supply you can kick me so...
by garredondojr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Form 1 on a Shockwave
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: Form 1 on a Shockwave

I would use what is stamped on the receiver.

I've read that eforms are coming back as fast as 10-12 days!
by garredondojr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 1st suppressor build.. Advise on tolerances. .22lr pistol
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Re: 1st suppressor build.. Advise on tolerances. .22lr pistol

I'm a rookie myself but I want to say most people run .250-.280" I've also seen some do small to large on the apertures (closer to the muzzle tighter and larger towards the endcap. .090 is way overkill on thickness as is 1.230" OD most people run 1" OD 5-6" long for rimfire suppressors. with .070" b...
by garredondojr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: question on design, blast baffle or brake?
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: question on design, blast baffle or brake?

Hmm. well I think it goes without saying that a brake adds a second benefit as it acts as a sacrificial baffle that is replaceable. Here's my take on the subject. Can #1 would be the most versatile. Reasons being 1 the sacrificial baffle aspect, 2. you could modify your brakes to act differently (ex...
by garredondojr
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: working with Titanium
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: working with Titanium

Cool information! glad you had good results. I was going to try Ti my first go around but got a little gunshy and didn't really have the money to buy more bar if I did screw up so I opted for carbon steels this go around 4340(baffles) and 4130 tube/endcaps. Were you using coolant? When I asked for g...
by garredondojr
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Titanium 556 can
Replies: 25
Views: 5954

Re: Titanium 556 can

how does it sound?
by garredondojr
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Titanium 556 can
Replies: 25
Views: 5954

Re: Titanium 556 can

Holy cow! well I guess I shouldn't complain about how small my machine is! excellent work and even more impressive that you did it with such a small machine.

So I take it that lathe breaks down and turns into a mini mill or do you own the same brand of mill?
by garredondojr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru
Replies: 82
Views: 16581

Re: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru

i'm no machinist. just a hobbiest but looking at this chart I have .5mm is almost 51tpi :shock: pretty small! ECCO Machine was mentioning that he runs 28-32 on most of his cans(.045-.035 wall) but has run as small as high 30's or low 40's (was on a .028" walled rimfire can but I cant remember off th...
by garredondojr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru
Replies: 82
Views: 16581

Re: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru

You can leave the half nut engaged and just back out the cross slide, reverse machine, zero the cross slide, advance your compound and turn machine back the correct direction since you don't have a dial. This is actually how I still do my threading. still figuring it out. I've gotten pretty comforta...