Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

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Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by QB_45 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:47 pm

Hello everyone! I work as the manager of a Class III gun store in Indiana. I have acquired a box of old suppressors from a now-out-of-business FFL (the owner sadly passed away). Among the load of other NFA items we received from his estate manager were six rifle-caliber suppressors. I have sold off a number of other items, but these cans are just low value, and I can't seem to find a buyer for them.

So, I have two options:
A - Cut them up and notify the ATF that they have been destroyed. I wanted to ask the people here what the proper way to destroy a suppressor is. I *really* don't want to destroy them, but if I can't sell them, I don't think I have any other choice; however it needs to be done properly. Besides smashing them somehow, I haven't found a clear explanation online yet for how to do it.

B - Sell them to someone here. I don't need to make a buck, so If you are willing to cover the transfer fee, I might ask $10 each just to cover my time. I'll fill out the Form 4 for you if you want (I do that all the time). I'll ship them to another FFL outside of Indiana if required.

PM me if anyone is interested, I'll answer any questions. Otherwise...... they're going to the bandsaw :(

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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by Capt. Link. » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:52 pm

I believe the standard is three pieces across the bore line for baffles and the tube with SN# cut across.You should contact your local BATFE for what they may require as I have heard various ways of doing it.
I would hate to see you cut them unless they are damaged beyond repair or low quality.Would you post what you have with pictures and information.A few bucks is cheaper than the labor to trash them?
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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by Ridge Runner » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:28 am

Take them to nearby FFLs that sell cans and offer them on completion of the transfer paperwork. Any such FFL should be happy to receive them unless they truly are low value. If they are low value they can be surrendered to BATFE with an appointment.

If you sell them on form 4 paperwork it may take over a year to divest yourself of them.

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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by QB_45 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:46 am

There are six of them; four are Stroessner & Hunting Firearms brand in .223 caliber. They are the big ones at about 1.5" in diameter, and generally about 12" long. Two are 1/2"x28mm direct thread mount, two others have an external thread mount (covered by thread protectors in the photos), one QD and one with threads like the ones that fit onto MACs or something.

I don't have the images hosted online yet, but I did take some informative photos a few days ago.

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Post by Azendel » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:22 pm

I am brand new to the whole silencer thing, but I would definitely be interested in at least one of those. Maybe two even. I would love to ask a few questions, if you have the availability?

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Post by Sparrow_27 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:58 pm

If you could, I would like to see pics of them if you have the time. Thanks!
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Post by highspeedsteel » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:11 pm

I am an 07/02 SOT manufacture located in Florida and might be interested in taking them off your hands. Could you email me some photos at [email protected]
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Post by QB_45 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:38 am

Absolutely! I am willing to answer any questions anyone might have. I'm working on reviving my old Photobucket account so I can post some photos of them.

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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by fishman » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:37 pm

Sounds like a promotional opportunity.

Buy a gun, get a free used silencer.

or, $1 raffle tickets. Even if you dont make money, it makes for happy customers, and good PR.
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Post by mbogo300 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:00 am

QB_45 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:38 am
I'm working on reviving my old Photobucket account so I can post some photos of them.
Get an account on imgur.com

It's free, and it's easy to use.
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Post by #40Fan » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:24 am

imgbb.com is free and doesn't require an account. Once you upload the pic, use the pull down menu and select BBCode Full Linked. C&P that address in your reply and the pic will show up.

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Post by QB_45 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am

#40Fan wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:24 am
imgbb.com is free and doesn't require an account. Once you upload the pic, use the pull down menu and select BBCode Full Linked. C&P that address in your reply and the pic will show up.
Awesome!! I'll give that a try!

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Post by QB_45 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:34 pm

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#40Fan, you're the man. I've saved imgBB to my favorites.

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Post by #40Fan » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:39 pm

Glad to help.

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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by fishman » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:52 pm

Is the one on the left threaded for a mac10 by chance?
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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by QB_45 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:59 pm

fishman wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Is the one on the left threaded for a mac10 by chance?
I believe it is, yes - I'll be returning our two MACs to the store tomorrow, and I'll test it to make sure.

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Re: Cutting Up My Cans... Or selling them

Post by QB_45 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:38 am

fishman wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Is the one on the left threaded for a mac10 by chance?
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Here we are - it's a perfect fit, and the correct caliber.

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Post by fishman » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:39 pm

Dang, its for a mac11, not a mac10. Id have gladly taken it off your hands.
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Post by ECCO Machine » Sat May 02, 2020 1:48 am

Seeing what they are, I can understand why you want them gone. I wouldn't even want those boat anchors for free on a F3.

Why don't you auction them off and donate the proceeds to small businesses in need, those suffering from the COVID-19 situation?
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Post by QB_45 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:46 am

Yeah.... I think the 1/2"x28 threaded .223 cans would have some value; I think I'm actually going to keep one of those for myself. The low price offsets the large size, in my opinion. If I can figure out the mount on the other two .223 cans, they would be worthwhile too. I just bolted together a 5.7x28 AR pistol, and one of these would give it a nice, rifle-like appearance.

I would love to have a COVID-19 charitable auction, but it's hard to get around the cost of the $200 tax stamp. I've mentioned it to a few people, and we're trying to come up with some ideas.

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Post by angelbeast6 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:08 am

Message sent
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Post by 748 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:02 pm

Put them on gun broker. They'll buy anything if it's cheap enough.
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