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suppresors for shotguns

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by olafhardtB, May 8, 2011.

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  1. olafhardtB

    olafhardtB Member

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    The Brits use what they call moderators on shotguns. There are frequent articles about it in Sporting Gun a UK magazine l read. Are any available in the land of the free?
     
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    Yes, but not common.
     
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    Yes, silencers in the US are a federally registered item, require an approved ATF Form 1 to make or an ATF Form 4 to transfer registration to a new owner. Silencers are "firearms" under the 1934 Nation Firearms Act (now called Title II of the federal gun control act, conventional firearms falling under Title I formerly known as the 1968 Gun Control Act). Registration tax is $200.

    In other countries usually thought to be more restrictive than the US, silencers (mufflers, sound suppressors, noise moderators) are treated as firearms accessories with little or no restriction, even in jurisdictions like the UK where guns are strictly controlled.

    People keeping shotguns in England for pest control have actully been advised by the local constabulary to use silencers to avoid unneccessary "shot fired" police calls.

    Finland advises use of silencers to avoid hearing loss. France has reasonable regulations on silencers also. Hiram Maxim's first silencer was advertised and sold for sporting use in the early 1900s.
     
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    There's probably some, but they aren't anywhere near popular nor common.

    It's also illegal to use them for hunting in most states, which doesn't help.
     
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    Last time I checked about 20 states allowed suppressors for hunting, sometimes modified by what you are hunting.
     
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    New York really sucks...I get soooo pissed seeing what you guys are up to cuz I would love to partake.
     
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    Hastings used to market a barrel extension which worked similar to a suppressor but without the need for the paperwork. It was 3' long and screwed into the threaded choke tube of the regular barrel, making a barrel about 5' long. It could be shot without hearing protection and was designed to be used where gun fire was not wanted - like scaring geese in city parks. Was fun to shoot
     
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