Another reference is 9mm AR's with free float tubes.
They are threaded on 1 end, not both but yet, they're not considered a silencer or silencer part.
What CMV is proposing is only threaded on one end -- the forward end. What makes it unusual (and, therefore, difficult to give a black or white answer) is that it is mounted on the silencer. To us, it's not a silencer part because it is not necessary for the silencer to function. But it's attached to the silencer, so we have legitimate concern for what ATF may say on any given day.
The issue of being a silencer part (or not), is the same as it is or was for recoil boosters & adapters on pistol silencers.
Different part but same issue.
The recoil booster issue was so beaten to death that everyone should be able to distinguish what is a silencer part & one that is not.
Whether it's a barrel shroud (of sorts), bloop tube (of sorts) or just a plain ole adapter or accessory should have been very clear to anyone.
In my opinion it's nothing more than just an adapter.
With that out of the way I'll get to other issues in this thread.
I'll list 3 subjects that need much attention.
If you insult my intelligence on a public forum by saying "read the entire thread not just a single post then you will understand my comment",
You better bring some big guns with you but, this certain person failed to do that.
He uses that statement so much it should be his middle name.
If you want respect from others, you need to show some respect.
Big mistake on his part to insult me the way he did in this thread.
Maybe there's some personal issues that cloud what common sense he may or may not have.
This certain person has a very bad & constant habit of back tracking on some comments he makes & deleting multiple posts 2-3 days after posting info. that in most cases is totally wrong.
I've seen it happen many times in the last 2 years & so have others.
I believe he does that so others can't quote him (JMHO).
This certain person also gives other folks here, answers to questions that only the NFA branch should giving but, he says he has a source inside NFA that provides info. to him not available to anyone else.
I have seen him post that statement many times & this alone should raise red flags to everyone here.
Does this person actually work for the NFA ?
Work for some other Gov't agency ?
Maybe just another person who pretends to know everything concerning NFA firearms.
I think that gives some clues as to why he back tracks on some statements & deletes so many of his posts a couple days later.
I can see some serious liabilty issues on his part if someone actually takes his advice verbatum & gets in serious trouble.
I've also seen that the majority of his business comes from this forum.
I've been on the internet a very long time.
People know who & what I am.
I don't hide anything unless it involves my personal life.
People know some of my military history, about my training from Ft Benning armorers in Georgia & Elmer Ballance & my venture to where I am now in the public eye.
Also my accomplishments regarding the M-14 rifle, Bench Rest & long range rifles not to mention my experience in the firearms & NFA manufacturing business.
It seems that this certain person here is not so open about who & what he is & how he does his work.
He takes measures to hide himself & what he does.
He's unknown to anyone but, people here & a few in other places blindly trust such a person ?
I had an interesting phone conversation with this certain person in Nov, 2011.
Some things he said raised so many red flags I lost count.
Even suggested I send him work that I can easily do myself.
I don't do business with some unknown person from the internt.
If he chooses to not give the needed info. to make me comfortable enough trust him, I simply move on which I did.
So the question for folks here would be who is this unknown person who jumped out of nowhere ?
Do you know anything about him ?
Do you really know how & where he really does his work ?
I had these same questions & asked my own sources who found the info. I was looking for.
I was a little surprised but not shocked.
Bottom line is don't be fooled by someone who pretends to be something he isn't.
I'm less impressed about this person now than I was in 2011 & that's a serious understatement.
A note in closing.
People should be more concerned with world events than the little ole silencers.
A year or 2 down the road silencers will be the last thing on your mind but hey, what do I know.
Time will prove if I'm right or wrong about that.
I now return you to your regularly schedule program.