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Homemade silencers

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ericyp, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. ericyp

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    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    Form 1 and $200. Several members here have legally made their own suppressors.
     
  3. PTK

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    Video of the .22lr silencer I made on a form 1.
     
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    PTK I hate you :rolleyes: you are indeed a very lucky man. Congratulations on a very nice family of suppressed arms and a great looking place to go out and shoot.
     
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    That's just one of three ranges where I've videotaped things.
     
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    From http://www.silencertalk.com/legality.htm , The following states allow ownership of silencers: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, NE, ND, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. Of the sixteen states which do not allow civilian ownership, CA, IA, KS, MA, MO, and MI allow Class-3 dealers and Class-2 manufacturers to own silencers.

    My home state of WA allows ownership, but bans use. So I only get to enjoy my silencers when I travel out of state.

    You can down load ATF forms from http://www.titleii.com or order them from the ATF. Your local sheriff has to sign the ATF form 1 or 4 unless you use a trust to own the silencer for you. You also need to send in the forms with your mug shots, fingerprints and form 5330.20 attesting to your US citizenship. Approval takes 1-2 months, but I heard it is taking a bit longer now as the ATF has been flooded with applications since Obama was elected.

    I learned how to operate a lathe when making a silencer for my 300 whisper. After making seven of them the only hard part (or best part) is thinking of a better design to try next. The best forums for info on silencers are http://www.subguns.com and http://www.silencertalk.com .

    Ranb
     
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    Correction to above list: From July 1, 2008 Kansas (KS) individuals can own NFA weapons such as machine guns, other fully automatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns and suppressors (silencers) by following the process.
     
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    Thanks. I knew another state had seen the light, but I forgot which one.

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