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Silencers on many firearns

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by FuzzyBunny, May 25, 2013.

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  1. FuzzyBunny

    FuzzyBunny Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    (First I'm sorry I for sot how to spell surpesrers)

    Lets assume I had a Mac-10 in 45 with a silencer.
    Would it be on ie: legal to use the same on 45 on assorted .45 cal pistols semi auto and rifles with no legal problems?

    Keep in mind I would have the tax stamp on my person when using on other firearm?

    This may seem a dumb question but I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to ATF regs.
  2. Willie Sutton

    Willie Sutton Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    ^^ Yes.

    The supressor is registered as it's own entity. You can attach it to anything you like, or use it as a paperweight.


  3. Liberty Suppressors

    Liberty Suppressors Member

    Oct 4, 2012
    Some of our suppressors are rated for over 30 calibers. So shooting your suppressor on another gun or even another caliber is perfectly legal.
  4. JustinJ

    JustinJ Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Legal. Just remember to get a can with an available spacer so it can be used on fixed barrels too.
  5. LawBot5000

    LawBot5000 Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Florida mostly
    Be aware of the differences between cans though.

    Cans designed for 22LR will generally lack the ability to withstand centerfire ammo but they will usually be capable of being taken apart for cleaning.

    Cans designed for 223 are safe to use with 22LR, but will gunk up with lead and soot if you do so.

    Cans designed for short recoil pistols (ie most 9mm and greater calibers) will have a nielsen device which aids with the operation of the gun. Most cans designed for rifle or SMG use will not have such a device, so some pistols might not cycle properly.

    Cans designed for center fire pistol cartridges will often not be safe for use with centerfire rifle cartridges due to the much higher pressures involved. Even relatively small changes like shooting 45 super through some 45 acp cans can harm them. Shooting something like 458 socom or 308 through a 45 can might damage it unless the manufacturer says otherwise.

    But for stuff like shooting 223 out of a can designed for 308 or 338 is just fine or shooting 9mm through a 45 acp can.
  6. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    Everything Lawbot5000 said!

    Plus, think about this - as you probably just found out, silencers are a science. Things like - if a can had the volume to be great on a full auto M10, it would probably be bigger than you want on your 1911. There are a bazillion things to think about. Please don't take this the wrong way as it is only meant to keep you from spending time and money on a can you later wish you hadn't bought. With all the factors involved in selecting a silencer, if you are still at the point of asking the question you did, you really want to learn a whole lot more before you buy anything. I am not trying to be rude, at all, I DID buy a silencer I found out I didn't want. I was lucky enough to sell it to my dealer before it was transfered to me. You might not be as lucky, take your time and be sure you know what you want to buy.

    Btw - "silencer" is an appropriate term, I cant spell the other word either. If anyone says it isn't, remind them that Hiram Maxim (the man who invented them) called them that :)
  7. thorazine

    thorazine Member

    Jun 25, 2003

    I sometimes use one of mine as pen holder when it is not seeing any action.
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