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What types of 22lr can be machined for suppressor?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by HammerheadSSN663, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. HammerheadSSN663

    HammerheadSSN663 Well-Known Member

    Can any semi be smithed to fit a suppressor such as a standard 1911 type or the Ruger MK 111s?

    I already know there are the standard factory types that are machined for an aftermarket suppressor but I'm interested in picking up a 22lr 1911 or Ruger target barrel.
  2. reddrumtoo

    reddrumtoo Well-Known Member


    Depending on the machinest/gun smith doing the work the short answer is yes. However you might lose the front sight in the process. If your talking about a complete gun , then the barrel may have to be removed & reinstalled. It could easily become more expensive than it would be worth on some barrels . Each one would need to be judged independently.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  4. kimbershot

    kimbershot Well-Known Member

    check out http://www.jpgrips.com/ he does an excellent job and has fast turn around time. he did a t/c contender and a ruger mark 3. had ruger cut to 3.5 inches--retained the front sight--it;s a sweet shooter with or without the can.
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    I have machined many "hosts" for .22 cans. Guns like the Walther .22's make it easy with thread on adapters. Have one Ruger MK III barrel I did and moved the sight back, not as easy. Even did an advantage arms glock .22 conversion that seems to be the biggest fan of new shooters. Pretty much any rifle with 5/8" room to play with behind the muzzle is fair game.
  6. weblance

    weblance Well-Known Member

    jpgrips is one of the good ones. They have lots of good feedback on Ebay, for their barrel threading service. I have been in contact with them about threading the barrel on my Beretta Neos, not an easy job because of the rail.

    To answer the original question... anything can be done, given enough time and money. Sometimes it might just be easier, and just as economical, to buy a new host that is already threaded, such as a Ruger 22/45.
  7. MasterSergeantA

    MasterSergeantA Well-Known Member

    Several of the .22LR 1911s come with the barrels already set up to take adapters that will mount a can. As was already noted, Ruger makes a couple of their MK III models that come threaded. Tactical Solutions also makes conversion units that will give you a threaded barrel. Keep in mind that the 'barrel' on a Ruger is also the receiver and the serialized part.

    I have an older Ruger Standard (the first run of the MK types) with a tapered barrel that was threaded for a can with the sight set back. So it can be done. Hi-desert Dog http://www.hi-desertdog.com/ offers barrels and there are a lot of other places to get them threaded.
  8. hq

    hq Well-Known Member

    Walther/Umarex 1911-22 "Colts" use the same adapter as P22, and they're what I'd probably recommend for an easily suppressed full size rimfire pistol. Having the barrel threaded isn't a big deal either so there are plenty of good choices out there.
  9. dubbleA

    dubbleA Well-Known Member

    Sure can, just yesterday I made a threaded extension for my Kimber .22 conversion as it is not threaded from the factory.

    Threaded the factory barrel 7/16x28 TPI and made the extension from a piece of stainless stock. I did make it .004" bigger in diameter to take out a little slack from the bushing. Cut the standard 1/2x28TPI for the suppressor and topped it off with a thread protector. When it was all said and done there is appx 5/8" of extension sticking out.


  10. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Nice work on the 45.
  11. michaelbsc

    michaelbsc Well-Known Member

    Ok, let me ask another question about this.

    I jut picked up a Baretta 21A .22lr, mostly because it's too cute.

    But I'm finding that this is a *VERY* popular host for suppressors.

    My barrel isn't threaded, nor do I have any threaded .22. Nor do I know much about NFA devices.

    If I set up a trust and get a stamp for a suppressor, is that linked to a particular gun? Or can I get threads on a couple and interchange it?

    I don't need the tax stamp for the barrel threads do I?
  12. MasterSergeantA

    MasterSergeantA Well-Known Member

    If you buy a detachable suppressor, you will pay one tax stamp and can use it on any gun it will fit. It is not "married" to a particular gun. So you can certainly have several guns threaded, keeping in mind that the suppressor will work better on some than others.

    You do NOT need the stamp for the threaded barrels, but keep in mind that a threaded barrel might be illegal in your state or municipality...especially if you live in one of the occupied territories.

    I have a couple of dozen .22LR guns that are threaded for the couple of suppressors that I own. A Beretta 21A is among them. As you said, "cute". But I remember when the folks at technical services used to build them with slide locks and cans to make them extremely quiet. So don't give them short shrift.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

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